Roger Ludvigsen (guitar) and Jan Gunnar Hoff (keys) come together with Russian artists Inna Zhelannaya (vocal) and Georgy Strelkov (bass) in this new project entitled “NORTH EAST/NORTH WEST”.
Brand new compositions by Hoff and Ludvigsen mixes influences from sami, jazz, etno and more. Percussionist Aleksander Kostopoulus (Agjadas, Moddi) completes the band with a stunningly fresh approach to jazz and etno.
Smeltedigelen Musikkfestival has initiated the project. In addition to the opening concert at this year’s festival on October 24, the band will also do concerts in Tromsø and Kautokeino and a tour in Russia 2013.
The project is financed with funds from the Norwegian Barentsekretariatet. Barents Secretariat is working to develop the Russian-Norwegian cooperation in the north through the promotion of cross-border cooperation projects between Norwegians and Russians.