Copyright: Gabriela Liivamägi
Duo Malva & Priks are two men from Estonia and they both have graduated Viljandi Culture Academy. This is not your ordinary duo or typical folk music. The accordion, vocals and body percussion create thrillingly groovy rhythm and sound illusion of a full band.
They use accordion as an universal musical instrument. The accordion plays the most parts you hear in a rock band so it can turn into a guitar, a bass guitar and a keyboard. Plus the music is loud as rock! They love to let their instruments run riot but won't back away from more serene Nordic sounds either. Whether they are playing runo-songs, bagpipe tunes or new folk, character and power go hand in hand with minimalism and simplicity.
The dark and massive sound of accordion riffs makes the music fresh and interesting. It's unexpected.