Kristin Asbjørnsen Ensemble and Ladysmith Black Mambazo at Molde Intern. Jazz Festival

Published April 11, 2014

Kristin Asbjørnsen Ensemble will do the opening concert at the Molde International Jazz Festival together with the legendary isicathamiya-ensemble Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

The music will be based on Kristin’s interpretations of African American spirituals and the concert will be a reunion: In 2010 Kristin was featuring Ladysmith Black Mambazo on their accapella “Back to eKasi” township tour around South Africa (produced by Mmino).

At Molde Jazz Festival Ladysmith Black Mambazo will for the first time participate in Kristin Asbjørnsen Ensemble. Together with: Olav Torget – guitars/vocals, Gjermund silset double bass/electric bass/vocals, Rune Arnesen – drums, Anders Engen – guitars/vocals/perc, David Solheim – sound, Tor Ditlevsen – light.

http://www.rbnett.no/kultur/article9481039.ece
http://www.moldejazz.no/2014/index.php?page_id=19964

New collaboration with Kristin Asbjørnsen and Hanne Ørstavik

Published April 6, 2014

April 13th will see the the special project “Take my mother home” with Kristin Asbjørnsen and the novelist Hanne Ørstavik at “Pasjonsdagene i Stavanger Domkirke”, Stavanger. Together with Olav Torget (guitars/vocals).

A meditative concert where Kristin’s music (based on interpretations of african american spirituals ) meets new writings by Hanne Ørstavik.

The concert points to the Passion of Christ (Easter) and to the changes in life.  Maria stands close to Jesus when he is crucified. We are all standing next to each other yet each of us must follow our own path alone.

Hanne Ørstavik is one of the most admired authors in Norwegian contemporary literature and her novels have been translated into 18 languages.
“Take my mother home” is Kristin and Hanne’s first collaboration on stage.

More info here:

Det finnes mange versjoner, men utgavene til Kristin Asbjørnsen er definitivt av de vakreste.

Musikkanmeldelsen, P2

Upcoming concerts

9th May

Balejazz, Balestrand - Norway

Kristin Asbjørnsen Quartet:
(together with Olav Torget– guitars/vocals, Gjermund Silset – bass/vocals, Rune Arnesen – drums/Vocals and David Solheim – sound)

15th June

Vestfoldspillene/Urijazz, Nøtterøy - Norway

Kristin Asbjørnsen Quartet:
(together with Olav Torget– guitars/vocals, Gjermund Silset – bass/vocals, Rune Arnesen – drums/Vocals and David Solheim – sound)

27th July

San Sebastian Jazzfestival, San Sebastian - Spain

Kristin Asbjørnsen Quartet:
(together with Olav Torget– guitars/vocals, Gjermund Silset – bass/vocals, Rune Arnesen – drums/Vocals and David Solheim – sound)

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