New Songs by Kristin Asbjørnsen / TRACES OF YOU
Album Release in 2017
A CAPTIVATING NEW MUSICAL MEETING WITH THREE INNOVATIVE ARTISTS
Kristin Asbjørnsen – vocals
Ablaye Cissoko – kora & vocals
Olav Torget – guitars & vocals
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ABOUT THE PROJECT :
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.