Norway – Kari Iveland has a new recording, Avtrykk
(Impressions), featuring her band playing with choirs and musicians from
Madagascar. After releasing the Vektbs (Weightless) CD on the KKV label
in 2002, Kari Iveland is now presenting music new and old from Madagascar.
Songs have traveled across oceans and continents and been heard and recreated
far from their origins. Such are the impressions on Kari Iveland’s new CD. She
traveled to Madagascar and found new versions of the songs Europeans exported
more than a hundred years ago. The album features performances by Iveland, four Malagasy choirs, two Malagasy
instrumentalists and four Norwegian musicians joining forces to present a
Malagasy, Norwegian and international repertoire. The Norwegian musicians are
Anders Renningen (guitar, valiha). Rune Arnesen (drums), Sveinung Hovensjo
(bass) and 0ivind Christiansen (harmonium). The four Malagasy choirs are Anakoro,
Feon ‘ny fifohazana Mahavatse, KTKT and Lova. The two Malagasy instrumentalists
playing flutes and drums are Patrice Ratsimbazafy and Jean Batiste Ranaivoarisoa.
The CD was recorded in the Cathedral in Tulear in cooperation between Det Norske
Misjonsselskap (the Norwegian Missionary Society) and KKV. Avtrykk (KKV
FXCD 286) is available from KKV.