Hardanger fiddler Knut Hamre is releasing a new album of traditional and new tunes called "Ferd" (Journey). Hamre is one of Norway's foremost performers of the hardanger fiddle with a long carrier as soloist and member of various ensembles.
Diom De Kossa with new CD:
As a child he picked coffee beans in the rainforest in the north of Ivory Coast. Today he is a drum master from Holmlia in Oslo, with a musical career spanning from playing in bands with Robert Burås and Mory Kante to establishing his own band Touba Orchestra. Now they are releasing the album "Baba Toulenga - in my father's shadow".
New CD from Sudan Dudan:
The sparkling Norwegian duo Sudan Dudan are finally ready to release their follow-up of the previous success recording Sudan Dudan. Their new album is a compilation of old songs dressed in a mix of Norwegian and Anglo American folk traditions. This is singer songwriter music from the valleys of Norway!
- The intention with this recording has not been to mimic an archaic playing style, but rather to acknowledge what the style has meant to Jan Beitohaugen Granli and show the inherent power of this music. The forgotten tunes and strange fingerings of the fiddlers at Beitohaugen seem to be fading from contemporary traditional music, the record label ta:lik states about this brand new album from master fiddler Jan Beitohaugen Granli.
African music is most commonly associated with rhythm, festivity and color. “Bako”, however, provides storytelling and a deeper, contemplative expression in which rhythm has an integral part.
At certain points, folk singing and fiddle playing were regarded as the purest of sins. On the album "Salme, segn og solbøn" (Psalm, tale and sun prayer), the siblings Ingvill Marit and Per Anders Buen Garnås explore the fine lines between religion and superstition in traditional music from the south eastern part of Norway.
Under the title "A time to cry", the Norwegian record label Kirkelig Kulturverksted (KKV) is now releasing a CD recorded this spring in a threatened Palestine home in East Jerusalem.
The Trondheim Soloists:
Revealing intense musical details, the new CD In Folk Style sets a new standard for the performance of Edvard Grieg's "Suite From Holberg's Time". In addition the folk musicians and soloists Gjermund Larsen and Emilia Amper perform two their own pieces on the Album.
New CD from Sondre Bratland and Annbjørg Lien:
For a number of years the duo of Sondre Bratland and Annbjørg Lien has been performing in concerts in Norwegian churches. This CD, "Alle vegne" (Everywhere), presents their fully ripened versions of Norwegian religious folk songs.
Johan Sara jr.:
"I have lived through the different seasons in the arctic nature and I have become aware of the sounds of nature. Each season has its own shade of sound", Johan Sara jr. states about his new CD release with Sami yoik.
raw, lyrical and subtle:
The choral trio Eplemøya Songlag explores and exploits the possibilities inherent in the fusion of jazz vocals and traditional Norwegian folk singing, including both traditional material which they arrange in their own way, and their own compositions written in the traditional style.
Singer Guttorm Flisen from Elverum in the eastern part of Norway is the inspiration for a new CD by the ensemble "Etter`n Guttorm". This is popular music of the people from the 1800s, long before modern media helped to expose the music.
Annlaug Børsheim just released her first solo recording inspired by a number of journeys between Scotland and Norway
Sigrid Moldestad is releasing a new record called “Sandkorn”
Majorstuen’s new album Skir out on February 1st
The album Langt Ute presents tunes that were once popular with party-goers in the hinterland of Rogaland county, tunes that were dance-floor favourites – the hits of yesteryear.
Pre develske drom
Henning Gustavsen presents mild but powerful music from the Norwegian Romani/Travellers tradition.