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, March, 2016. More concerts coming up during autumn 2016, including Olavsfestdagene in Trondheim 3rd August and Oslo World Festival (Riksscenen) 3rd November.
2013/2014 saw the release of Kristin´s enchanting solo album “I´ll meet you in the morning”(via Emarcy/Universal) followed by an extended tour in Norway, Germany and France with Kristin Asbjørnsen Ensemble. The music affectionately reveals her enduring passion for African American spirituals. Kristin is performing concerts during 2016 in different duo, trio and quartet formats.
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. 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 July 10, 2016
Asbjørnsen tar sangene med tilbake til Afrika - plata er dedisert «til Mali», den virker mer rettet mot afrikansk musikk enn forgjengeren, samtidig som den har klare trekk fra ny skandinavisk jazz. Dette låter som en vinner på konsertscener i høst.