RĀVA [Ra:va] is a band from Latvia that unites five several genre musicians, history re-enactors, ethno-musicologists and artists.
Rāva was born on 29th April 2014 with a war song project ‘Crow is Singing in an Oak Tree’ joining Latvian traditional war song performance with performance art elements. The project is mostly shown in museums and included in school programme activities. Beside ‘Crow is Singing in an Oak Tree’ project the band performs traditional Latvian war songs on any stage and without any special setting as well as performs dark folk / experimental folk music in festivals, etc.
RĀVA is a powerful Latvian name meaning ‘marsh water’.