Song For My Grandfather
Photo: Arne S. Gjone
This newspaper clip of my grandfather
is from 1952.
I found this and the original photo in my father's belongings.
I decided to dedicate this album to him.
His name was Hans Hansen.
born in 1871 and died in 1954.
He was a carpenter, and when he had a free time he went fishing. He never came home with his fishing bag empty.
Together with my grandmother they made 13 children. My father was the last, born in 1913.
My grandmother, Josefine Caroline, had her own flower shop and was the leader of the women's liberation organisation.
She loved the famous Italian Tenor: Enrico Caruso, and played his records on an old wind up gramophone.
NEW ALBUM WILL BE RELEASED JULY 4, 2022
Released August 2. 2019
Four albums inspired by the Four Elements:
AR (Air), TERRA (Earth), FOGO (Fire) and ÁGUA (Water).
The pieces of music are dedicated to the Orishas:
Gods from the sacred rituals of the African –
Nigerian Yoruba tribe which are celebrated in the Afro Cuban Santeria, the Afro Brazilian Candomble and Umbanda.
From My Window
After years of pandemi looking out of the window, it is time to go out in the world again.
The photo on the cover taken by my wife, Denise Martins Hansen, from a window overlooking "Pão De Açúcar" (Sugar Loaf) in Rio de Janeiro.
The songs are inspired after the directions on the compass rose.
The songs are inspired from Norwegian, Argentinian Folk Music and also from East European music.
Tocando As Nuvens
This song is inspired from Brazilian Music
Vidala Por Un Amigo
This song is inspired from the Argentinian rhythm, Vidala.