Two masters meet.
This is an opportunity to experience two of the greatest artists this city houses, when Knut Reiersrud and Sidiki Camara each take their band to Oslo's most beautiful culture house - Cosmopolite. The windows are wide open in this music, and we can promise the audience a great experience.
Sidiki Camara is one of the foremost percussionists from Mali. The last ten years, he has lived in Oslo, where his influence on the Norwegian improv scene is steadily growing. He has been a guest artist and band member on several tours with Bill Frisell, and from an early age he worked with musicians such as Ali Farka Touré, Toumani Diabaté, Oumou Sangaré and Habib Koité. Camara comes to Cosmopolite with his own trio and a brand new solo album, where the breadth of his musical universe shines through on every track.
When Knut Reiersrud had to change his plans this spring, he ended up recording the album Ballads and Blues from the 20s. It is a work characterized by both spontaneity and deep historical connections. None of this will surprise anyone who has listened to Reiersrud's music. For several decades, he has carefully opened windows in the blues heritage from the decades he is so fond of, out towards other traditions, whether it is music from Setesdal, Middle East, New Orleans, or the European classical tradition.