Elias Akselsen, Ola Kvernberg & Stian Carstensen – Horta (2022) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Elias Akselsen, Ola Kvernberg & Stian Carstensen – Horta (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 38:12 minutes | 406 MB | Genre: Folk
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A slice of Norwegian cultural history in album form a unique interpretation of traditional Norwegian Travellers’ songs.

Elias Akselsen, Ola Kvernberg and Stian Carstensen take us on a journey through Norwegian music history. The album’s title, “Horta”, means “authentic” in the language of the Travellers, Romani. Elias Akselsen (74) is a member of the oldest generation who knew and can remember the “authentic” life of the Travellers, and is today one of the foremost representatives of the musical heritage of the Norwegian Travellers/Roma. He was born on the road and learned to play and sing the traditional songs while gathered around the bonfire with his relatives. He has a deep and inborn appreciation of these songs.

Musician/producer Stian Carstensen and musician/arranger Ola Kvernberg join him in raising these old songs to a new level. With the addition of guest artists Anita Kleppe and Sara Wilhelmsen, three voices from three generations of Travellers meet one another. Together they have recorded their unique interpretations of nine Travellers’ songs, some known and some unfamiliar, with the aim of preserving and carrying on the rich, but partly hidden, cultural heritage of the Travellers, and of making it more widely accessible.

The musical tradition of the Travellers is vivid and complex, featuring elements from a variety of countries and cultures from broadside ballads and folk songs to Russian folk tunes and Balkan rhythms. In many ways this music bears witness to the way the Travellers drew musical inspiration from their travels. In addition to the treasure trove of songs the Travellers have kept alive, they have also had a strong influence on Norwegian folk music. Many traditional fiddle tunes that are well known today can be traced back to the Traveller fiddler Fant-Karl, and one of Norway’s most famous fiddlers, Myllarguten, often learned tunes from Travellers passing by.

This is the Norwegian equivalent of blues and soul, and has at least as much authenticity as the American genres we know so well. But it belongs to us Norwegians, and to the Norwegian landscape, nature and people. Today Akselsen is the leading practitioner of the musical heritage of the Norwegian Travellers/Roma. He was born on the road, with genuine Travellers on both sides of his family; he was the great-grandchild of the “Traveller king” Stor-Johan on one side, and of “sea vagabonds” in Bergen on the other. Today he is the last remaining representative of the original song tradition, and also practises traditional handicrafts, making knives and whisks.

Tracklist:
1-01. Elias Akselsen, Ola Kvernberg & Stian Carstensen – Vandringsstaven (04:59)
1-02. Elias Akselsen, Ola Kvernberg & Stian Carstensen – Burobengen (06:32)
1-03. Elias Akselsen, Ola Kvernberg & Stian Carstensen – Fant-Sonja (03:06)
1-04. Elias Akselsen, Ola Kvernberg & Stian Carstensen – Stor-Johans visa (02:26)
1-05. Elias Akselsen, Ola Kvernberg & Stian Carstensen – Det var i fjor jag tjena dreng (03:59)
1-06. Elias Akselsen, Ola Kvernberg & Stian Carstensen – Se min ild (03:46)
1-07. Elias Akselsen, Ola Kvernberg & Stian Carstensen – I mange år (03:23)
1-08. Elias Akselsen, Ola Kvernberg & Stian Carstensen – Två må man vara (04:28)
1-09. Elias Akselsen, Ola Kvernberg & Stian Carstensen – Mustalainen (05:29)

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