Bad Gyal, YEИDRY and Roberto Fonseca to Oslo World 2023!
Catalan reggaeton, a rising star and timeless Cuban cabaret.
Ever since she scored her breakthrough hit in 2016 with “Pai”, a catalan reinterpretation of Rihanna’s “Work”, Bad Gyal has become one of the defining artists of the new Spanish urban scene. Drawing on journeys to Jamaica and Latin America and with a distinct love of autotune vocals, she has fused her passion for dancehall, dembow, Latin trap and the urban lexicon of her mother tongue, with remarkable success. She has headlined festivals all over the world - at Primavera last year, the large, loving crowd knew every word of her songs.
YEИDRY has been described by Pitchfork as “the limitless pop star of tomorrow”. Fitting words for a Dominican-Italian artist who wears her diverse cultural upbringing on her sleeve. She is a remarkable singer, equally at home in 90’s pop and R&B, latin and electronic music. 2021 became her breakout year, having collaborated with J. Balvin, Damian Marley, Mozart La Para and Emotional Oranges. She performed alongside some of her biggest inspirations, R&B icon Mary J. Blige and Jazmine Sullivan at the iconic Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York. YEИDRY will drop her much anticipated debut album in 2023. She has the world at her feet - and this November, she will visit Norway and Oslo World, for the very first time.
The history of Cuban music comes alive when pianist Roberto Fonseca takes the stage with his orchestra. Their concerts are events filled with dance, atmosphere and stellar musicianship. Fonseca was born into a musical family and made a name for himself playing with the legendary ensemble Buena Vista Social Club during the first half of the 2000s. Through countless collaborations and records, he has become a central figure in the renewal of Cuban music, from hip-hop to electronica, via soul, funk and latin jazz. But even though he has pushed the envelope during his entire career, his connection to the extraordinary musical heritage of the island remains strong.