onsdag 29. juni 2011

There is no way to peace. Peace is the way.

mandag 27. juni 2011

I´m in a Catalan Magazine and Radio!

This is soo coool! Thank you Albert Reguant! He has also presented me on the Catalan Radio Station!

This is what he writes me:

"Broadcasting this sunday 12 juny night, and also is possible listen to for internet in monday 13 juny, in www.icatfm.cat (open web, afther look the link "Programes", intro and search HIDROGEN), or the other web http://www.icat.cat/hidrogen, day 13 juny 2011."

So you can go online and listen to it! :D

søndag 26. juni 2011

For the witches that where sentenced to death in fire at the stake

This summer solstice was really special to me. I have always had a special relation to the midsummer night. (hence my tattoo that is a sami symbol for it).

But this midsummer a memorial monument opened in Vardø, Finnmark in memory of all the witches that were burned in Finnmark. This happened during the witchcraft trials in Finnmark 1600-1692. It was special for me to sing at the old fortress for the opening of this monumnet, as many people have told me that if I had lived in those days, I would have been burned... So I feel like I have something in common with all the witches from back then.

From http://www.varangermuseum.no/Opening+of+the+Monument+for+the+victims+of+the+witchcraft+trials.9UFRrUXn.ips
In the course of 5 winter months in 1662 and 1663, 20 women were denied the right to live, most of them burned at the stake, but some were also tortured to death. During this century, there great witchcraft panics were held in Finnmark, most of them at the old Fortress in Vardø; 91 people lost their lives, most of them women. Varanger Museum have chosen the excerpt of this trial from the court protocols, because it in many ways casts a light on the line of thinking in this process hell that is absolutely unique.

From the protocols:

One of the most famous of the 91 persons excecuted, Mari Jørgensdatter was:
Brought before the court at Vardøhus Castle on 29 January 1621

of practising witchcraft

that the devil came to her one night when she was in bed
that he promised to remunerate her if she where willing to serve him
that she agreed, and he left his mark on her left hand, between the two longest fingers
that the Evil One called himself Saclumb
that the Evil One led her to Kirsten Sørensdatter, and cast the likeness of a raven over her
that she an eleven other witches caroused on Ballvollen near Vardø
that they went to the mountain Lyderhorn near Bergen in the shape of ravens, dogs and cats
that they caroused at the gathering on Lyderhorn
that she took part in raising a dreadful storm in 1617 on Christmas Eve
that ten boats went down then, off Kiberg and Vardø, and 40 people drowned
taht the storm was Kirsten Sørensdatter´s revenge against Anders Blom for Kiberg
that she was adept at healing spells and all kinds of charms, only for beneficial purposes

Denounced Ragnhilde Olufdatter, Marrite Olufsdater, and nine other persons as witches
Said that Kirsten cast a spell on three of Anders Johansen´s cows and a heifer

of practice of witchcraft

Sentenced to death in fire at the stake

The monuments

tirsdag 21. juni 2011

Festspillene i Nord Norge

Backstage before the concert

Wow! Our Gig at Festspillene i Nord Norge went so well! I was not sure at all how this would go. If there would come any people to watch us, and how the concert would go. How the Venue was and everything. But It went just great! Which was really good because NRK P2 was recordning this for the radio, and later this year people will be able to hear this on the radio. :D

Earlier that day I was interviewed and photographed for the Paper Nordlys. The photograpfer there was really great, he took some great picures of me. The ones that ended up in the paper where ok, but I actually think he had some better pics of me. Of course, I always see myself differently then others, so... :D

At the concert the place started to fill up after we had played a few songs, and soon it was full! I didnt think that there would be coming so many people a moday night at 2300 and after there had been several other great concerts too choose from. Unfortunately I didnt have time to go on any of them. The crowd where so supportive and the athmosphere was just magic, so all of us where just overwhelmed by how good it went. The sound on the stage was perfect, so where were able to just focus on our thing all the time.
I have been dreaming about perfoming at Festspillene for a long time, cause I have always heard so many good things about this festival. This was my first time there actually, and it was all good! :D Very Happy! YAY!

Status update:
Good gig in at Festspillene i Nord-Norge! So happy with my band! So early... Need sleep on flight.

søndag 19. juni 2011

Look at this cool mail I got!

Congratulations Elin Kaaven,

The following songs have already been added to BBS 24-hour Music Stream (as of June 2, 2011):

"Dovdu mii javka"

You are linked to:


Your music can now be heard at this link: http://www.bbsradio.com/bbs_24hour_music.php

Your links, mentioned above, will be located here: http://www.bbsradio.com/music_artists.php

We will be rotating a graphic of your CD cover on BBSRadio.com's home page (rotating with other musician's CD's) for approx two more weeks (upper left corner)! http://www.bbsradio.com

Your music will be in rotation for approximately 12-18 months, with each song spinning between 2-10 times a day!

You will be mentioned in our upcoming Newsletter - Newsletter BBS Radio Newsletter Sign Up Page

Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me
Music Dept.
Festspillene i Nord-Norge i morra jo! Tiden går fort! :D Første gang jeg noengang drar på festspillene! Spennende!

mandag 13. juni 2011

Visiting Gardin/Ravnastua

This weekend I walked up to Gardin which is 16 kilometers from the road. It took me 6 hours! I was so tired when I got there. My backpack was so heavy, and the first half walking up there is only uphill, so that is the hardest part to walk. But I was really happy when I got there. There was no one there but me, so I had all the peace I wanted in the world. I slept so well that night. Heard alot of birds singing and the next day I went to the lake just beside the mountain house, lit a fire and barbecued some meat on the fire and listened to the cuckoo. What a funny bird! hihii Ko-ko

The purpose of the trip was also to gather most of my songs, and try to finish them as much as possible, so that in the autumn they will be ready for recording in the studio. How to fund my new CD I dont know yet, but I have to get some!

torsdag 9. juni 2011

I have been visiting my grandmother :D yes, the one on my CD! She is getting really old..she can´t walk anymore...:(

søndag 5. juni 2011

ohh.. so hard to make my CV look neat. Not my favorite thing to do...

torsdag 2. juni 2011

Support for Mari Boine at Alta Soul & Blues Festival!

Juhani Silvola and I played a duo concert as the support band for Mari Boine. Very cool! I spend alot of time in Alta nowadays, so I think it is awesome that people here are so welcoming to me. I made a video blog for this event with our dou version of LIhkku niehku/Dream of fortune live. :D

Status update:
Alta Blues og Soul Festival idag kl 1900! Blir stas å varme opp for Mari Boine! // Today I am support for Mari Boine! :D Very big deal!