Kristin Asbjørnsen

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.

This is a great opportunity to experience the best of the best from this outstanding Norwegian singer!

Recent news

Two gigs at Vossajazz Jazz Festival

Published April 7, 2017

Kristin performs two gigs at Vossajazz Jazz Festival:

She is participating in Malika Makouf Rasmussen’s Club Montmatre 7th April and performing with Ablaye Cissoko and Olav Torget (Traces of you) 9th April.

I’ll meet you in the morning» bør bli en like stor salgssuksess som de to foregående platene hennes. Asbjørnsen har plukket med nensom hånd i spiritual-materialet, gjort det til sin egen musikk og serverer det på sølvfat til det musikkelskende publikum.

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Upcoming concerts

19th July

Sommerfestuka - Sjusjøen Fjellkirke, Sjusjøen

Kristin Asbjørnsen / Olav Torget Duo

8th November

Modum Bad (Festsalen) , Modum

Kristin Asbjørnsen/Ablaye Cissoko/Olav Torget: «Traces of You» Kristin’s commissioned work by Global Oslo Music

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