Vuraj (pronounced /'vu-rai/) is a Belarusian folk band that blends traditional Eastern European songs and modern arrangements. The musicians go out on field trips all across the country to record authentic folk songs and tunes – then gather in the studio to give them a new sound and a new life. The result is a well-balanced mixture of folk, rock, and even neo-classical music.
Founded in 2010, the band released four albums and one EP, including the best folk album of 2014 according to experty.by. Vuraj were named Heroes of the Year 2016 for their input in Belarusian music. In 2018 the band released their fourth studio album Lito. Recorded in Warsaw with a sound producer with two Grammy nominations, the album is a collection of folk songs from Palessie region of Belarus. Vuraj regularly performs at music festivals at home and abroad. They played at Pohoda Festival (SK), Atlas Weekend (UA), Basowiszcza (PL), Folkowisko (PL), Mintmusic (RU), Folk Festival in Neringa (LT), Czeremcha Festival (PL), and many others.