Fredag 26. januar klokken 21.00
The Balkan tradition with big brass bands is an audience magnet all over the world, and the genre hits widely. At concerts it is not uncommon to meet as well as chamber music fantasists and jazz lovers. There is something about the mix of fendal energy and gypsy melancholy that grabs people. And let it be said - the performers in the Balkans speak of the phenomenon like Gypsy music, without further politically correct rewriting. Genre's megastars are Romanian Fanfare Giocarlia, Bosnian-Serbian Goran Bregovic and Brothers Marko and Boban Markovic.
But there is actually a little legendary Balkan brass band in the north, Kalabalik from Harstad. The neck and heavy-breaking music assumes great technical skills combined with unbelievable endurance. This is found in the environment of the Armed Forces Musikkorps Northern Norway. The trumpeter Ole Thomas Gjærum is Balkan-fantast and Kalabalik's regular music organizer. He has conducted several study trips to the Balkans and has written a huge amount of music for the band Kalabalik, often with different themes.
This time, Ole Thomas Gjærum and the other 11 musicians in Kalabalik have put together a program in which the Balkan tradition meets all-time Northern Norwegian beaters and hits. For this reason, Lasse Ingebigtsen is invited as guest songs, and we can promise an evening of hunch, melancholy and euphoric joy in the music. And when Kalabalik is on stage, it usually does not take many minutes before the audience is in the same lane as the band. During the summer party in Harstad, the band sold out its only concert and we are looking forward to presenting Kalabalik at the Northern Light Festival.