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ABLAYE CISSOKO

Ablaye Cissoko & Kristin Asbjornsen
Traces of You

 

 


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(FR) Une rencontre musicale inédite et captivante avec trois artistes innovants, une présence fascinante où chant, kora et guitares sont tissés en un son chaud, intime et organique. Une musique émouvante qui s'écoule, touchée par la voix unique de Kristin, et qui mêle mélodies d'Afrique de l'Ouest, jazz nordique contemporain, arrangements pop et musique contemplative.

(ENG) A captivating new musical meeting with three innovative artists, a mesmerizing presence where vocals, kora and guitars are woven into a warm, intimate and organic sound. A soulful music that flows, touchingly grounded in Kristin’s unique voice, and shows traces of West African dance rhythms, Nordic contemporary jazz, pop arrangements and contemplative church music

REFERENCES CONCERTS : Oslo World Music Festival (NO), Olavsfestdagene (Trondheim, NO), Maison de la culture (Larvik, NO), Cafeteatret (Oslo, NO) (...)


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FRANCAIS // Bientôt !


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ENGLISH // Touched by the Senegalese griot Ablaye Cissoko’s enchanting musical approach, the Norwegian captivating singer Kristin Asbjørnsen saw the invitation from Global Oslo Music as a great opportunity to explore a new musical meeting. Kristin also wanted to invite her long-term guitarist Olav Torget, a musician that has been very important in enriching her musical landscape. The «Traces of You» songs were born. Together the musicians created a dialogue between traditions and explored new fields of music together, creating a mesmerizing presence - where vocals, kora and guitars are woven into a warm, intimate and organic sound.".

The expression is tender with a quiet intensity, carried forward by an incredibly strong awareness in the way the musicians are approaching the songs - with powerful musical performances and with deep beauty. It’s soulful music that flows, touchingly grounded in Kristin’s unique voice. The music shows traces of West African dance rhythms, Nordic contemporary jazz and contemplative church music. The songs embrace the complexity and beauty of belonging - like a journey of transforming moments of life ...

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