The Moorish Beat of the Baroque


Concert with Nystrøm/Økland/Andueza/Baena/Cissokho

Wednesday 5. March 2014, at 19:00 until at 21:00

Venue: Wergeland

Host: Litteraturhuset

Entrance: Ticket 150,- NOK

Throughout the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the baroque period many musicians travelled extensively and collected impressions and inspiration from other cultures. In el-Andalus, musicians from Europe, Africa and the Arabic world would meet before they carried their inspiration further afield, incorporating new scales and rhythmic patterns even into Norwegian folk music.

The internationally renowned saxophonist Rolf-Erik Nystrøm is joined by a team of amazing musicians in inviting the audience to join them in a musical journey in Renaissance, baroque and folk music from several corners of the world. The Spanish musicians Raquel Andueza (soprano) and Jesús Fernández Baena(theorbe) specialise in baroque music, but also in Spanish folk music. Nils Økland remains one of Norway’s most distinctive fiddle players, while the addition of West African singer and koramaster Solo Cissokho tops off the promise of a truly extraordinary concert experience.