A musical pilgrimage blending Norwegian and Spanish sounds
When her debut single “Pilgrim” dropped, the music listener met an artist quite unlike anything else on the Norwegian music scene. Her electro-acoustic fusion of Norwegian folk music and flamenco, performed with a distinct melismatic vocal style stands out. But, as is often the case with surprising musical meetings, it really couldn’t have been any other way. While growing up in Telemark, a nucleus for Norwegian folk music, Ingrid Jasmin developed her ties to the Spanish speaking world through visiting her family in Costa Rica. Living years in Cuba and Spain, she dedicated herself to the study of traditional music. For several years, she has been a key figure on the small, but active Norwegian flamenco scene. Among other things, she has done duo shows with the guitar player Jésus Morente and she has been a part of several larger ensembles, combining dance and song.
On her upcoming album, this diverse background comes together in surprising ways. She has gathered a stellar ensemble - the aforementioned Morente, percussionist Sidiki Camara, harding fiddle player Tuva Færden, mouth harpist Thov Wetterhus, jazz players Eyolf Dale and Mathias Eick, to mention a few. All of them are important contemporary musicians in their own right, all of them have experience with the blending of genres and traditions. In Ingrid Jasmins music, we still get to hear them in a new light. Live, this experience is enhanced with visual productions matching the drama of the music. It will be a show unlike anything else during this year´s Oslo World.
THE MOVEMENT TOUR
3. november: Oslo World
4. november: Nøtterøy Kulturhus
5. november: Skien World