In the music of Nawar Alnaddaf, Arabic tonality meets other musical traditions. The singer and oud player comes from Syria. She has a bachelor's degree in Arabic music and is now studying at the Norwegian Academy of Music. There she explores the similarity between the use of microtonality in Arabic maqam music and different western musical expressions.
She brings her own band to Oslo World. The band draws power from jazz, Norwegian and Arabic music and breathes life and warmth into her music. The meetings between jazz and various forms of traditional music have played a major part on the new, young Norwegian scene in the last ten years. At Kafé Hærverk, we meet a new, distinct voice in this landscape.
Rắn Cạp Đuôi
Rắn Cạp Đuôi has been at the forefront of sound art and experimental music in Saigon, Vietnam, since their formation in 2015. Their diverse performances have ranged from a nonstop 48-hour performance in a local gallery to a three-drum improvisation at Nhạc Gãy’s Boiler Room, showing their anachronistic, ever changing approach to music.
Their newest release, *1, was released earlier this year. Is a fine entry point to the world of Rắn Cạp Đuôi, taking the listener from frantic electronic soundscapes to surprising, calm moments. This autumn, they will tour in Europe for the very first time, and during Oslo World, they will perform in intimate surroundings at Kafé Hærverk.
Rodando, the debut album from Norwegian-Brazilian singer Gabriela Garrubo, is a rare meeting between the modern Nordic jazz scene and influences from Brazilian 80’s music and bossa nova. It is the result of a collaboration with producer Vetle Junker, who has worked with several of the biggest names hailing from the vibrant Bergen scene, such as Aurora and Sondre Lerche.
Together, they have made a record brimming with creative details and lush arrangements, combining modern sounds and retro ideas. It provides the perfect landscape for Garrubo’s airy and powerful voice, which she uses to tell stories in English and Portuguese about finding yourself and finding strength in a chaotic and unfair, yet beautiful world.
Festival in Exile - Kader Tarhanine
Created in January 2001, the Festival in the Desert was held every year in Essakane, near the city of Timbuktu in northern Mali. The festival had its origins in the great annual traditional Tuareg celebrations that used to bring the nomadic camps in the Timbuktu desert together. Before it was stopped by extremists, it had become one of the most celebrated events in Africa. After the crisis that Mali experienced in 2012 and in particular the ban on music in the north of the country, the Festival in the Desert became a "Festival in Exile". This year, the Festival in Exile Caravan travels through Europe and North America, visiting Oslo World along the way.
Kader Tarhanine, one of the most popular new artists in the Sahara is part of the tour. Ever since he made his breakthrough via social networks with his song “Tarhanine Tegla”, which has become a hit in the Tuareg diaspora all around the world, he has been viewed as the new pearl of modern Tuareg music.