Sonika (formerly known as MEJ Trio) play their own original arrangements of Swedish ballads written by, amongst others, Barbro Hörberg, Evert Taube and Cornelis Vreeswijk. In addition, singer Marita Rhedin has a doctorate in musicology and during concerts can comment knowledgeably on and tell all about the ballads and their creators. She is also the 2017 recipient of the Olrogstipendiet. Sonika offer two shows with separate themes – one with ballads written by Barbro Hörberg and the other with songs from other writers. Sonika are perfectly suited to performances in churches, art centres, libraries, cafés and restaurants.

Sonika is currently recording an album with songs by Barbro Hörberg which is due for release sometime in 2019.

Sonika’s demo can be found here and a concert video here.

Sonika are:
Marita Rhedin (vocals)
Emil Pernblad (guitar)
Jonas Liljeström (fiddle)

Press photos. Click on the photos to open a high-res version. Photos courtesy of Laurry Ramirez.

Streaming concert! On September 13 2020, Sonika gave a live streamed concert organized by Soundino Music. The concert is archived in its entirety here. look at it to get an idea of what the group sounds like live!