Although Tromsø is far from Rio de Janeiro, Marit Sandvik & Nova Onda embraces the Brazilian music tradition and gives it its own "nova onda" expression, playful and personal.
The band, established in 2013, is now out with its first full-length album, FLOR. The music is a mix of own original compositions and melodies derived from Brazil's rich flora. Their own songs with northern Norwegian lyrics find their natural place in this landscape, and thus, MS & NO appears as a distinctive band.
The six musicians all stand out as strong voices. For a number of years, Marit Sandvik has been on stage as a jazz singer and composer at the international level, with several releases behind her and has received great recognition at home and abroad. She led the bossa nova band Bossa Nord for twelve years where the jazz guitar player Øystein Norvoll was one of the members. Norvoll, on his part, has been touring with a number of national and international jazz musicians. Drummer Simen Iversen Vangen has lived in Brazil, and since graduated in Brazilian music. He is also known as the former drummer in Madrugada. The piano player Eirik Fjelde and bass player Morten Steene are both successful with the neosoul band thebandcalledOh! and saxophone player Ola Asdahl Rokkones combines his work as a classical soloist with symphony orchestra and as jazz musician in different constellations.
The musicians' broad experiences from different styles give the listener an indefinable and unpretentious mix of brazilian earthy, life-giving rhythms and european/nordic art music and world music, airy, elegant and personal in its expression. Brazilian and related music is world music in the best sense of the word, it is music that people around the world recognize and which appeals directly to the heart and body.
Doors open at 3PM.