Kristin Asbjørnsen/Ablaye Cissoko/Olav Torget: «Traces of You» Kristin’s commissioned work by Global Oslo Music
Singer and songwriter Kristin Asbjørnsen is one of the most distinguished artists on the vibrating extended music scene in Norway. Over the last decade, she has received overwhelming international response from critics and the public alike for her personal and unique musical expression.
Spring 2016 saw a new, captivating collaboration between Kristin Asbjørnsen, the Senegalese kora player Ablaye Cissoko and the Norwegian guitarist Olav Torget. Kristin was invited by Global Oslo Music to compose new songs, and the commissioned work called «Traces of you» was performed at Caféteatret in Oslo, spring 2016, followed by the festival Olavsfestdagene in Trondheim i August. More concerts coming up, including Bølgen Kulturhus in Larvik, 29th September and Oslo World Festival (Riksscenen) 3rd November.
Kristin’s enchanting and critically acclaimed solo-album “I’ll meet you in the morning” (Emarcy/Universal Music 2013/2014) was followed by an extended release tour and festival concerts in Germany, France, Norway, Spain and Austria with Kristin Asbjørnsen Ensemble. The music affectionately reveals her enduring passion for African American spirituals as well as her own compositions. During 2016 Kristin will continue to perform in Europe, in different duo, trio and quartet formats; combining songs from her latest album with her earlier work “The night shines like the day” and “Wayfaring stranger” as well as introducing new songs.
Published March 24, 2017
Kristin’s collaborative project with the Senegalese koraplayer Ablaye Cissoko/guitarist Olav Torget (the commissioned work «Traces of you») performs at Sandvika Kulturhus (Underhuset) 5th April, Son Kulturkirke 6th April and as part of Vossajazz Jazz Festival 9th April.
Kristin will also perform with Malika Makouf Rasmussens «Club Montmartre» 7th April at Vossajazz.
Hun vet hva hun tror på, hun vet hvor hun vil og hun vet hvordan hun skal komme seg dit. Om dette er gospel, soul, jazz eller noe helt annet er jeg overhodet ikke opptatt av for meg er det strålende personlig musikk fra en vokalist/musikant av verdensklasse.