What is Vartra?
Vartra is a collective of artists and artisans dedicated to the reenactment of ancient pre-Christian Slavic and other traditions from the Balkan area. Through music, incantations, ritual dance and craftsmanship, we strive to revive a bygone time in a modern setting thereby giving them new life and purpose. We believe in the importance of ancient roots and traditions that permeate our society to its core and want to inspire those around us to seek those roots themselves. Our music is a unique mix of shamanic drumming, Slavic and oriental Melos with modern influences performed on a variety of instruments – from didgeridoo, handcrafted drums and rattles to electric guitar and violin.