What is more natural than throwing in a bit of Norwegian presence amongst the Tuaregs this day? Atlanter is a Norwegian band drawing a lot of influence from African guitar music, and there is a link between them and the other artists on the festival when it comes to rhythm and melody. In addition, Jens Karelius and his team has taken inspiration from German krautrock and American blues, and seasoned it with their own influence from the Norwegian nature. Interestingly enough, the name of their debut album is Vidde – a Norwegian word for mountain plateau, the most Norwegian of landscapes.
Tekst: Kristian Krohg-Sørensen