Bergen International Festival 2015 English catalogue - Page 18

0 18 BE RGE N INTE RN AT I ON AL FE STIVAL 2015 FEST I VI T I ES F E ST IV IT IE S m Late Night Logen LO G E N T E AT E R DAT E / T IME B E RG E N IN T E RN AT ION A L F E ST IVA L 2 01 5 Omar Sosa Quarteto AfroCubano Friday 05 June at 22:00 01 9 Omar Sosa piano, Fender Rhodes, motif es8, vocals Ernesto Simpson drums Childo Tomas electric bass, m'bira, vocals Leandro Saint-Hill saxophones, flute, percussion DU RAT ION 1:30 Afro-Cuban rhythm feast. T IC K E T * m Full price: 290 Under 30: 150 Late Night Logen *Festival card: 40 %–30 % discount Ever since he emigrated from Cuba in 1993, pianist and composer Omar Sosa has created his own distinctive musical style by mixing jazz, world music, hip hop and electronic elements with his Afro-Cuban background. LO GEN T EATE R DAT E/ T I M E Thursday 04 June at 22:00 D U RAT IO N 1:50 Ljodahått T IC KET * Full price: 290 Under 30: 150 *Festival card: 40 %–30 % discount Norwegian cultural heritage somewhere between Arcade Fire and Leonard Cohen. Ljodahått is a tribute to Norwegian traditions in literature and poetry. Hear poetry-based songs that blend elements of rock, folk, pop and jazz. Ljodahått, or ljóðaháttr in Old Norse, means troll song or magical song, but can also be used to signify contradictive voices or sounds. Ljodahått presents Norwegian cultural heritage interpreted through music and voice, and aim to revitalise interest in Norwegian poetry, literature, language and culture among people at home and abroad. Their poetry-songs are performed only in Norwegian, no matter where they play, and some of them are performed by French, Swiss and German singers. The group was described in the following words when they visited Edinburgh: “Think of something in between Arcade Fire and Leonard Cohen and 0 18 W W W.FIB.N O you'd be on the right track: poems sung and spoken in Norwegian to the accompaniment of a band that can reach up to 11 members. ... The words could be taken from Nobel prize winner Knut Hamsun, or poet-cum-lumberjack Hans Børli, and the music is all original compositions.” Ljodahått Magne Håvard Brekke composer, violin, vocals Ståle Caspersen composer, accordion, guitar, piano, vocals Steven Forward bass guitar, vocals Jürg Kienberger composer, piano, organ, accordion, home-made glass harp, vocals Matthias Loibner composer, hurdy-gurdy, vocals Vidar Osmundsen guitar, piano, vocals Laurent Petitgand composer, guitar, piano, vocals Eirik Mannsåker Roald cello, vocals Sébastien Souchois composer, alto sax, baritone sax, piano, vocals Sam Walker composer, percussion, vocals To the Bergen International Festival he brings his brand new album ilé, released in March. The title means "home", "earth", "homeland". "With this project I want to return home, to my Cuban roo G2