Children’s songs to samba rhythms.
How does Troll Mother sing in South America? Papagøyene’s repertoire consists of well-known children’s songs rearranged in the Brazilian and Caribbean spirit. The music is bursting with energy, with lots of rhythms, simple tunes, whistling, and funny instruments.
Percussionist and cultural mediator Asbjørn Sundal started the band in 2006 on request from Bajazz and Bergen Jazzforum. The background was his love for world music, especially the music from Brazil, and a wish to take children seriously. According to the experienced musician you will not find a more critical audience then those who are less then three feet tall.
This free concert at Fløyen takes your head and your hips on a round trip of the world. Whistling, singing, and dancing are obligatory for both young and old.
«This was not a concert for those who enjoy peace and quiet. One had to dance, jump, laugh, and simply have fun.»
– AVISA HORDALAND
Asbjørn Sundal percussion, vocal
Erik Håkon Halvorsen keys
Torbjørn Hillersøy bass, vocal
Tor Bjarne Bjelland drums
Supported by Grieg Foundation and the Kavli Trust