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Folkelarm 2014

By Tomas Lauvland Pettersen Posted: 24. Sep, 2014

This week, Oslo is the epicenter for Scandinavian folk/traditional/world-music as industry convention/showcase festival Folkelarm kicks off for three days of concerts, seminars and music industry networking events.

For the 2014 edition of Folkelarm, which runs from Sept 25-27, 22 Nordic performers and bands are set to perform as part of the event’s showcase programme, staged at Oslo’s Riksscenen – The Norwegian Hub for Traditional Music and Dance.
Norwegian Folkelarm headliners include acts Majorstuen, Unni Boksasp, Anders Røine and Daniel Sandén-Warg with their new duo Revolver, Norwegian/Swedish outfits Snakka San and SVER as well as Lady Moscow.

Listen in on the not-to-be-missed Folkelarm playlists HERE.

Music Norway will play a – coordinating the event’s international network program. This year’s focus country is Germany, and the majority of Folkelarm’s international media reps and music industry execs are from the GAS territories.

Says Music Norway’s Aslak Oppebøen: – For us, the delegate program represents a unique opportunity to expose Norwegian traditional music for international media, festivals and agents. At the same time, we try to create arenas where Norwegian artists and industry can meet their international counterparts. It is especially through events like this we hope and believe that Norwegian artists can create larger networks and reach out to a wider audience abroad. Currently, there’s so much good Norwegian folk music out there that I really feel that they deserve wider recognition abroad.

Folkelarm 2014 reaches its climax on Sat 27th when the annual Folkelarm Prize will be awarded. The event is also staged at the Riksscenen and is set to honour outstanding achievements in the folk music sector in the 2013/14 season.

2014 Folkelarm Prize nominees:

Soloist
– Spelarhola, Knut Hamre /Alexander Aga Røynstrand / Åse Teigland
– Valdresspel i Amerika, Laura Ellestad
– Intakt, Britt Elise Skram

Open Class
– Sudan Dudan, Inntil i dag
– Susanne Lundeng, Et steg ut
– Resjemheia, Mattis Kleppen og Resjemheia
– Over Tones, Benedicte Maurseth/ Åsne Valland Nordli
– Frie tøyler, Erlend Viken Trio

Traditional interplay
– Vrangsvevd, MAAR
– Brylljaupsafta, Honndalsmusikken
– Smiles of sun (folk music from Lorestan), Nezam Rajabzadeh

Documentation
– Rosekolla, Storbekken
– Guovddut juoiga – Yoiks from Guovdageaid,
– Gamle danser fra Sør-Odal, Rolf Nylend og Håvard Svendsrud med ensemble
– Slåtter frå Heidal, Div. art

http://www.folkelarm.no/

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