Monthly Archives: August 2015
Invited by the Oslo Jazz festival, Jøkleba has joined the celebration of John Coltrane´s “A love supreme” recording. We have invited the vocal group Oslo 14 with 20 international young vocalists from the scene in Oslo, supervised by Elin Rosseland. Diving back into Coltrane´s music in preparation for this event, we are struck by the similarities between Moroccan Gnawa music and the simple, powerful structures of the recording. Both are celebrations of a spiritual creative force, both are based on simple pentatone scales and patterns, but expanding into myriads of variations, both are heavily bass-riff oriented , and both use music as a vehicle to enlightment.
Concert in Aulaen in Oslo, under the monumental paintings of Edvard Munch. 11 august at 18 hrs.