Bergen International Festival 2019 English catalogue FiB Katalog EN 2019 lowres single pages - Page 82

BE RGE N INTE RNAT I ON AL FE STIVAL 2 019 082 Lariba Joan As Police Woman Performing Solo m F EST IVA L S Q UA RE T EN T DAT E/ T I M E Friday 31 May at 21:00 T IC KET Standard: 250 Senior: 225 Under 30: 190 FiB Fordel: 200 BT Fordel: 187 Supported by Grieg Foundation m FE STIVAL SQUARE TE NT Elegantly manoeuvering between genres. Joan Wasser started her musical career almost 20 years ago as a vio- linist for artists like Rufus Wainwright and Sheryl Crow. She started creating music under the name Joan As Police Woman in 2002 and released her debut album Real Life in 2006. She has since collaborated with artists like Lou Reed, Beck and Norah Jones. It’s been ten years since Joan last visited Bergen. Those who attended the smoky venue Garage back then will recall a mesmerizing performance alternating between punky rage and melancholy, performed in Wasser’s smooth vocals. The concert in Festival Square is one of the first on Wasser’s Joanthology tour, highlighting her first fifteen years of writing and recording music. She strips her sound down to its true essence, performing her songbook solo with piano and guitar. The scope of the material reveals her dedication to experimentation and love of all kinds of music. DATE / T I ME Saturday 01 June at 21:00 DURATI ON 1:30 TICKE T Standard: 250 Senior: 225 Under 30: 190 FiB Fordel: 200 BT Fordel: 187 ​ hythms that command you R onto the dance floor. With their mixture of salsa, rumba, reggaeton, jazz, cumbia, hip hop, reg- gae and everything else that can be found in the category ‘Latin rhythms’, Lariba takes the stage for the sec- ond time at the Bergen International Festival. Singing and rapping in five different languages, their songs virtu- ally overflow with attitude, creativity and energy. What may seem like an arbitrary mix of styles, sounds any- thing but random. ‘Lariba is not about copying other traditions, but about defining our own fusion’, says band leader David Stauffacher. Supported by Grieg Foundation The routined musicians play with a refined, agile and courageous style, gathering all the musical threads into a unison call to party, dance and have fun. The music has a drive and a pulse that almost commands the audience onto the dance floor, and that is exactly what their goal is. Joan Wasser vocal, guitar, piano 082 FEST I VI T I ES #FE STSPILLEN E19 Lariba Roberto Haçaturyan drums, vocals Alcides Toirac bass, vocals Simone Santos vocals, percussion Carlos Irarragorri keys, tres, coros Cesar Correa keys Amik Guerra trumpet David Stauffacher percussion