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Tusen Takk – Fan Verslag van Anni Jowett

Alexander Rybak trad op bij het Cystic Fibrosis benefietconcert “Tusen Takk” in Boxmeer, Nederland op 30 oktober 2016.

Verslag van Anni Jowett / foto’s en Nederlandse vertaling door Remonda C. English verison

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Tusen Takk Alexander Rybak . Foto: Remonda C.

Een aantal jaar geleden, toen ik jonger was, viel ik min of meer onder de musicale betovering van een jonge muzikant uit Noorwegen. Jaren later is hij een beetje ouder…en ik ook. Maar ik was niet de enige, er waren er meer die onder dezelfde betovering waren gevallen en de meeste zijn nog steeds gevangen op de dag van vandaag.
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Tusen Takk – Fan report by Anni Jowett

Alexander Rybak performed at the Cystic Fibrosis charity event “Tusen Takk” in Boxmeer, The Netherlands 30th of October 2016.

Fan report by Anni Jowett / Photos by Remonda C.
(For Dutch version click here)

 

 

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Tusen Takk Alexander Rybak . Photo: Remonda C.

A few years ago when I was younger , I kind of fell under the musical spell of young musician from Norway, years later he’s a bit older… and so am I. But I was not alone, there are many who fell under the same spell, and most still remain captive to this day. Continue reading Tusen Takk — Fan report by Anni Jowett

We live like a family – Damn, what a life!

Alexander Rybak’s close female friends speak out.

Alexander Rybak doesn’t lack cute girls either in his audience or backstage. The ones closest to him talk about the special life with the Eurovision winner.

Text to the picture: Close relationships: Alexander Rybak has Kathrine Hvinden Hals and Maria Slyngstad as his closest support team. Continue reading We live like a family — Damn, what a life!

9. December – Letter I and J – I Dovregubbens Hall and Jealous

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I Dovregubbens Hall” is an old Norwegian song by Edvard Grieg. Alexander Rybak treated us to an energetic performance of this at the Swedish show “Allsång på Skansen” in 2012.

“I Dovregubbens Hall”/”В Пещере Горного Короля” – давно известная норвежская композиция Эдварда Грига. Александр подарил нам энергичное исполнение этой композиции на шведском фестивале “Allsång på Skansen” в 2012.

“I Dovregubbens Hall” es una vieja canción noruega de Edvard Grieg. Alexander Rybak nos regaló una energética presentación de esta canción en el programa sueco “Allsång på Skansen” en 2012.

“I Dovregubbens Hall” ist ein altes Stück von dem Norweger Edvard Grieg. Alexander verwöhnt uns mit einer Energie geladenen Interpretation dieses Stücks in der schwedischen Show “Allsang på Grensen” im Jahr 2012.

I Dovregubbens Hall Alexander Rybak

Alexander broke a string on his violin at the concert in Spain 2013, which gave us this special unique version of “Jealous” on three strings.

Александр порвал струну на скрипке во время концерта в Испании в 2013, в результате чего мы получили особенную, уникальную версию песни “Jealous”/”Завидую” на трёх струнах.

Alexander rompió una cuerda de su violín en España en el 2013, que lo hizo tocar una versión única de “Jealous” con solo tres cuerdas.

Alexander ist auf einem Konzert in Spanien 2013 eine Saite seiner Geige zerrissen. Das ergab eine einzigartige Version von “Jealous” auf drei Saiten.

Alexander Rybak Jealous Spain 2013

Header photo by Dorly Jackson Wollf. Text and translations by Susanne B, Lulu Barecola, Anastasia Silakova and TessaLa.

Some  info that explains what we are collecting during these Advent days 🙂

british-american flagWhat other songs has Alexander composed, performed or taken part in starting with a “I” or “J”? If you remember anyone, please tell in a comment below or under our post on Facebook. Links to videos are highly appreciated too 🙂

Flag RusssiaЕсли вы знаете какие-то другие песни, начинающиеся на букву “I” & “J”, которые Александр написал или когда-либо исполнил, то, пожалуйста, напишите в комментариях ниже или под нашим постом на Facebook. Ссылки на видео очень приветствуются. 🙂

tyskland-flaggWelche anderen Lieder die mit “I” & “J” beginnen hat Alexander komponiert, gespielt oder in ihnen mitgewirkt? Wenn Sie sich an ein Lied erinnern, bitte schreiben Sie einen Kommentar unten auf dieser Seite oder unter unserem Beitrag auf Facebook. Links zu Videos sind auch willkommen! 🙂

Flag Spain¿Qué otras canciones que comiencen con “I” & “J” ha compuesto, cantado o colaborado Alexander?
Si recuerdas alguna, comenta en la parte inferior o debajo de la publicación en nuestra página de Facebook. Si quieres compartirnos el link de la canción, es más que bienvenida.

photo-polandflagJeśli pamiętacie jakieś inne utwory zaczynające się na literę “I” & “J” które Alexander skomponował, wykonywał lub brał w nich udział, prosimy piszcie o tym w komentarzach poniżej lub pod naszym postem na Facebooku. Linki do filmików są także mile widziane.

Katastrofe and Alexander Rybak – Video Release and interviews on Spotify and NRKSuper Skolefri

NEW MUSIC VIDEO

“This is very exciting. Ever since I performed with Scooter in Telenor Arena, I’ve dreamed of finding another artist who understands the importance of partying and the magic of The Fiddle. Katastrofe is one such artist, and I love to be a part of this song!!!!” Alexander Rybak  (6.12.2015)

Hear what Katastrofe says about Alexander’s collaboration on his new song 🙂  Interview with Alexander and Katastrofe on Spotify, below the videos 🙂  Continue reading Katastrofe and Alexander Rybak — Video Release and interviews on Spotify and NRKSuper Skolefri

2. December – Letter B – Blant Fjell

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Alexander’s dream (a dream we share) is to write a musical, which the music and story about Trolle are perfect for.

У Александра есть мечта (которую мы разделяем) написать мюзикл, для которого идеально подойдет музыка и история про Тролля.

Alexanders Traum (ein Traum, den wir teilen) ist es ein Musical zu schreiben – die Musik und die Geschichte von Trolle sind ideal dafür.

El sueño de Alexander (sueño que compartimos) es escribir un musical, en donde la música e historia de Trolle caben perfectamente.

british-american flagWhat other songs has Alexander composed, performed or taken part in starting with an “B”? If you remember anyone, please tell in a comment below or under our post on Facebook. Links to videos are highly appreciated too 🙂

Flag RusssiaЕсли вы знаете какие-то другие песни, начинающиеся на букву “B”, которые Александр написал или когда-либо исполнил, то, пожалуйста, напишите в комментариях ниже или под нашим постом на Facebook. Ссылки на видео очень приветствуются. 🙂

tyskland-flaggWelche anderen Lieder die mit “B” beginnen hat Alexander komponiert, gespielt oder in ihnen mitgewirkt? Wenn Sie sich an ein Lied erinnern, bitte schreiben Sie einen Kommentar unten auf dieser Seite oder unter unserem Beitrag auf Facebook. Links zu Videos sind auch willkommen! 🙂

Flag Spain¿Qué otras canciones que comiencen con “B” ha compuesto, cantado o colaborado Alexander?
Si recuerdas alguna, comenta en la parte inferior o debajo de la publicación en nuestra página de Facebook. Si quieres compartirnos el link de la canción, es más que bienvenida.

 

 

 

23. December: The versatile violinist…

“I like versatility. This is my way to make myself a versatile life” Alexander Rybak

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Click the picture for link to more info on Christmas Tales

 Alexander has always focused on versatility in his career. Based on his Classical education, graduating with the highest grade from the acclaimed Barratt Due Music Institute as a performing violinist, he has laid the foundation for being able to experiment in different music genres, and he does it with bravura. Be it jazz, pop, rap, reggae, funky rhythm, techno dance,  rock, Swedish folksongs, folk music, Slavic music, soundtracks .This versatility together with his enthusiasm and dreams has given him many opportunities to show his skills, in many different ways, like musicals, theatre, revue shows, orchestra seminars, TV and radio shows (both as guest and host), worldwide projects, collaborations with other artists, a music video for DreamWorks and even dancing. And his grand slam victory in ESC 2009, has made him a forever Eurovision star. He is a popular guest in national selections and has often been present at the big happening in May , as a guest, performer or even a reporter 🙂 Continue reading 23. December: The versatile violinist…

22. December: Heading home for Christmas

“I’ll be home for Christmas, if only in my dreams”

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Click the picture for link to more info on Christmas Tales

Life can be busy. We often become so caught up in our work and studies that we’re constantly on the go. And the same is true for Alexander; he’s always busy travelling around the globe attending to his various musical projects. Now is the season to take a deep breath, step back, and value what’s most important in life: spending time with the ones we love. Continue reading 22. December: Heading home for Christmas

19. December: I want to wish you a Merry Christmas…

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Click the picture for link to more info on Christmas Tales

“It is such fun to be a part of this tour”

After over 25 years on the road, one could safely say, that “Stille Natt, Hellige Natt” Christmas tour  has become a tenacious tradition. But this is what Christmas is like, we enjoy doing the same things over and over again any many of the audience also show up faithfully year after year.

Continue reading 19. December: I want to wish you a Merry Christmas…

18. December : A Classic Winter

“Classical music isn’t that many steps from Rock’n Roll”

Click the picture for link to more info on Christmas Tales
Click the picture for link to more info on Christmas TalesWinters can be harsh, icy and cold (especially in Norway!), but

Winters can be harsh, icy and cold (especially in Norway!), but it’s your loved ones who can bring back the warmth into the season.
What better way then to express the essence of winter’s soul than through music? Alexander does just this in the following video, where he performs Vivaldi – “Winter”, from his 2010 tour “Swinging Home for Christmas”. Continue reading 18. December : A Classic Winter

17. December: Wonderful Peace at Christmas

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Click the picture for link to more info on Christmas Tales

“What will save the world?: Definitely not fighting.

At Christmas time, the landscape is covered in a white blanket and everything’s quiet. The world seems to be standing still, as if protected by the angel’s white wings.

The Christmas season is a time to calm down, make time for peace and all the good things. To enjoy the first snow flakes and being together with our loved ones. Continue reading 17. December: Wonderful Peace at Christmas

15. December : Trololo this sweet Christmas time

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Click the picture for link to more info on Christmas Tales

“From all of us to all of you”

“I denne søte juletid” is a traditional tune with lyrics by Hans Adolph Brorson (1694-1764). The title means “In this sweet Christmas-time” Alexander presented this piece on the 2011 Christmas tour “Vinter bilder”

Continue reading 15. December : Trololo this sweet Christmas time

14. December: And Rudolph’s nose is still red.

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Click the picture for link to more info on Christmas Tales

“Beautiful album, wonderful man <3
Love being on tour with you! :)”
Marian Aas Hansen

A humorous Christmas song in a capella style with an intense tempo, solo performances and beautiful singing. And Rudolph`s nose is still red. It`s easy to see that the Stille Natt Hellige Natt gang are having a great time here. Continue reading 14. December: And Rudolph’s nose is still red.

10. December… Mother and Child.

“There’s no place like home, there’s no home like love.”

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Click the picture for link to more info on Christmas Tales

Christmas is a time for family and “Himlen i min Famn” is a song about  the Virgin Mary’s hopes and fears for her unborn child.

Alexander accompanied Anne Vada on this beautiful song on the 2011 Christmas
tour “Vinterbilder” (Winter pictures). We present one of their performances here. Continue reading 10. December… Mother and Child.