Richard Bona Alfredo Rodriguez Pedrito Martinez by Tor Hammerø
At Voldsløkka in Oslo, there was a flood. A little further away in the street, there was a real fire!
There was a real fire!
Each of us had met several of them before, but this tour was the debut of the gentlemen as a trio. Whether they originally come from different continents - or maybe not? - there were exceptionally few, no one, I would really argue, problems with the personal and musical chemistry.
So we have three musicians in the highest tier layer on each of their instruments. They come from cultures where it is not "forbidden" to tell their audience how talented instrumentalists they are. They do so with good humor, but at the same time they show us what respect they have for each other and the musical message they would like to convey.
We got the three pretty much as a trio, but all also got to show up thoroughly alone. Bona with his looping machines and wonderfully beautiful and unique voice, Rodriguez with his temper and very advanced technique and Martinez with his rhythmic universe of which he is completely alone.
The light-hearted marsh evening became much easier and warmer after meeting these kind-hearted masters.
Richard Bona - Pedrito Martinez - Alfredo Rodriguez
Cosmopolite, Oslo - 04.03.20
About 350 people
Please read on in the original article by Tor Hammerø
This years festival lasted for three days, and each one was different from the other. The emotions that accompany listening to live music and the emotions of artists playing for the first time since months on stage, were enormous. We are greatful for the meeting with the artists of Djangofestivalen family, and the exchange of energy was the most wonderful part of the experience.
We thank our audience in Oslo for coming and for still feeling the love for string swing and the essence of Django Reinhardt.
Oslo World’s community! - It was a pleasure to meet again in a real life. The time consumed by the pandemic was interesting and changed a lot in our actions and observations. This year's theme of the Oslo World was "Rebels"