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Paal Nilssen-Love CIRCUS

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At least one positive result of the travel restrictions caused by the corona pandemic: a new group put together by Paal Nilssen-Love for the Oslo World Music Festival.
With Juliana Venter (vocals), Thomas Johansson (trumpet), Signe Emmeluth (alto saxophone), Oddrun Lilja (electric guitar), Kalle Moberg (accordion), Christian Meaas Svendsen (double bass & bass guitar), Paal Nilssen-Love (drums & percussion).
Jungle fever in the circus: The cheering lifted the roof during this concert and it’s a miracle that we didn´t all descend to civil disobedience, kicked down the tables and started dancing. (Audun Vinger, Jazz i Norge).

We are planning an album release and Norwegian tour in November this year, and hope to bring this music out into the world in 2022!

photo by Malwina Witkowska
photo by Malwina Witkowska

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Nate Wooley Seven Storey Mountain VI

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Large Unit starts donation for the 32 performers and dancers at Fendika in Addis Abeba

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In 2018 Large Unit joined forces with two Brazilian percussionists and singers and dancers from Ethiopia. The project premiered at Molde International Jazz Festival that same year. A movie has been made to give a taste of the collaboration. It is free to watch, but Large Unit has set up a donation campaign. Whilst artists all over the world are affected due to the restrictions imposed by the handling of Covid-19, the position of our friends in Ethiopia is especially difficult. The members of Large Unit have therefore agreed to give all donations as a result of the launching of this film to the 32 dancers and musicians at club Fendika in Addis Ababa. Donations can be made through PayPal.

Large Unit EthioBraz will tour Europe May 19 – 30, 2021.

Video by Filmstasjonen AS – Inge Schreuder-Lindloev, fnf.Rehearsal

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Live streaming

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In these difficult times with many cancellations there is some positive news as well: KAAP, in Belgium, organises live streams during the whole month of April.
Please watch Rodrigo Amado (April 23) and Martin Küchen (April 24) playing solo saxophone.
Concerts start at 20:00 >>> https://www.kaap.be/

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Paal Nilssen-Love Large Unit EthioBraz

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New album of Large Unit teaming up with Ethiopian and Brazilian musicians and dancers and with Dutch guitar player Terrie Ex.
The most accessible recording by Large Unit to date.  Much fun and very danceable!

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On tour ca. May 29 – June 14, 2020


Niklas Barnö
 (SE) – trumpet; Mats Äleklint (SE) – trombone; Kristoffer Alberts (NO) – tenor and alto sax; Julie Kjær (DK) – alto sax and flute; Klaus Holm (NO) –  Bb clarinet, alto and baritone sax; Per Åke Holmlander (SE) – tuba; Kalle Moberg (NO) – accordion; Ketil Gutvik (NO), Terrie Ex (NL) –  guitar; Tommi Keranen (FI) – electronics; Jon Rune Strøm (NO), Christian Meaas Svendsen (NO) –  double and e. bass; Andreas Wildhagen (NO), Paal Nilssen-Love (NO) –  drums & percussion; Celio DeCarvalho (BR) – percussion; Paulinho Bicolor (BR) – cuica; Melaku Belay (ET), Zinash Tsegaye (ET) – dance; Nardos Tesfaye (ET) – vocals; Habetamu Yeshambel (ET) – masingo (stringinstrument); Mesay Abebaye (ET) – kobero (drums); Fasika Hailu (ET) – krahr (stringinstrument); Christian Brynildsen Obermayer (NO) –  sound design



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