21:00 – 22:30
The band ISSA, a glorious mix of musicians with different musical backgrounds, was founded in 2013 at the Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg. Since Kristina’s music is very much based on melodies and harmonies, she chose to work with mainly folk musicians but also improvisational musicians.
The result is playful mix of epic pop with harp and improvisation / folk. The band sees the songs as their children and they want the music to be free, imaginative and have it’s own personality. Their debut album is very much about facing your fears, but it’s also about resisting the urge to escape from the problems that exist in our society. The texts capture people’s stories and are critical of the ideals that are ruling our society. It is serious but playful.The main weapon is the imagination.The band have played at Gmlstn jazz, Debaser Malmö, Moriskan, Stora Teatern and Pustervik. On the release concert of the album they had a record number of people at “Klubb kom in”.
We also had a very nice tour in Paris in november 2014 and upcoming tours in Europe. In 2015 we had a big project in one of the biggest venues in Sweden,”Stora teatern”, where we worked with a project called Arabic Spring, that was about the war in the middle east, because Kristina Issa is from Syria. It was a huge success, where the goal was to have new audience to the normal culture scene, and we had over 100 refugees coming to watch it.
The constellation consists of:
Kristina Issa – Vocals, Piano and Harp
Malte Zeberg – Bass
Sofia Andersson – Saxophone
Emil Blommé – Drums
David Engvall – Trombone
Cornelia Nilsson – Backing vocals,perc
Joel Billie- synths and soundscape
Tickets: 60 dkk
Door opens 20.00