The Norwegian composer and pianist continues to influence music in Norway to this day. Widely considered one of the leading Romantic era composers, Edvard Grieg is one of the world's best known classical artists. Born into a musical family in Bergen in 1843, Grieg started showing a great interest in music - and the piano in particular - at a young age. According to stories, he would sit by the … [Read more...]
There's more to Norwegian music than A-Ha and Black Metal! From the traditional sami music of the north to the indie-folk melodies of the west coast, we aim to uncover the very best in modern Norwegian music. If you know of an emerging artist worth our attention, please let us know!
JOWST will represent Norway at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. This weekend JOWST won the latest Melodi Grand Prix, the Norwegian selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. JOWST - real name Joakim With Steen - beat nine others with his song Grab the Moment. Growing up in Tiller, a suburb of Trondheim, Joakim took up an interest in punk rock and songwriting when we was just fifteen years … [Read more...]
Eight years ago, little Agnete Kristin Johnsen stole the hearts of Norwegians up and down the land as she led her band, the Blacksheeps, to victory in the 2008 Melodi Grand Prix junior. Each year Norway holds a nationwide competition to choose its entry to Eurovision, and the junior event is held as somewhat of a sideshow. The song, Oro jaska beana, was sung in a combination of Norwegian and … [Read more...]
Almost out of nowhere, everyone in Norway and the UK seems to know the name Aurora, and not because of the northern lights. The 19-year-old singer, real name Aurora Aksnes, grew up near Bergen and was only discovered by the industry when one of her friends uploaded a track onto a streaming service. Her music his more mature than you'd expect from a teenager, although perhaps it's not surprise … [Read more...]
As mentioned in a previous article and as most people know, we Latin Americans love to dance. It is a way to socialize, to have fun and to exercise. Just to give you an idea, a traditional wedding will start with the ceremony in a church, then a three course meal with all formalities and speeches, to be followed by many hours of fun, dancing. There is even a one hour "crazy hour" part of the … [Read more...]