Europe for Ukraine welcomes – from Norway - Knut Reiersgud
Knut Reiersrud is a Norwegian guitarist, composer and singer. He originally became known as a blues musician but has developed a musical expression that combines many different genres, including Norwegian traditional music and African music. Reiersrud has recorded and played with David Lindley, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Rickie Lee Jones, Nina Hagen and Swedish blues musician Sven Zetterberg.
Europe for Ukraine welcomes – from Iceland - Anna Jónsdóttir
Anna Jónsdóttir is an Icelandic soprano and voice artist with a deep interest in Icelandic indigenous music. Her CD Var was recorded in a herring tank and a lighthouse. This was followed by two concert tours around Iceland, which featured Icelandic folk songs and storytelling in unusual places such as old factories, caves, craters, and nature. The tours then resulted in an artistic documentary short film in collaboration with Dragos Alexandrescu.
Europe for Ukraine welcomes – from Finland – Johanna von Hertzen
Johanna von Hertzen is a determined artist and a strong performer, for whom text and interpretation are the most important part of her own music. A recognizable imprint in the lyrics and its own sound gives room for playing with different genres.
Her debut album Kasuaalii (“Casual”, released in April 2020) is a band-driven pop rock. It’s brave, sensitive and emotionally deep.