This years festival lasted for three days, and each one was different from the other. The emotions that accompany listening to live music and the emotions of artists playing for the first time since months on stage, were enormous. We are greatful for the meeting with the artists of Djangofestivalen family, and the exchange of energy was the most wonderful part of the experience.
We thank our audience in Oslo for coming and for still feeling the love for string swing and the essence of Django Reinhardt.
The festival program was varied and complex, each of the three days contributing a different perspective of Reinhardt’s music. Enormous emotions were in movement as many of the artists were playing for the first time in months on stage, and the listeners of the live music were moved as such.
We as organizers feel a humble gratitude for meeting the artists of the Djangofestival family. The exchange of exuberant energy was mostly wonderful, and we thank our loyal audience – you clearly still feel the love for Django’s music.
Miloud Guiderk, the Artistic Director of Cosmopolite, created the program of the festival. After a two-year break from the Cosmopolite stage, the festival returned with great force. Due to the current restrictive situation, work, travel, logistics and bookings was made more difficult. Continuing changes were bravely handled by Anna Sienkiewicz. I would like to give a big hand of applause to the entire administration and technical team for the energy put in the festival. You made the musicians feel safe so they can focus on the music!
A great thank you to the audience in Oslo for joining us this festival!
Line-up Djangofestivalen 2022:
Hot Club De Norvegé Ola Erlien - guitar
Gildas Le Pape - guitar
Finn Hauge - violin, harmonica, saw
Svein Aarbostad - double bass
ARBAT Pascal de Loutchek - guitar, vocal
Constantin Nitescu - violin
Cécile Joseph - dance
Alissa Doubrovitskaï - dance
Frank Anastasio - guitar, double bass
Mike Reinhardt Trio Mike Reinhardt - guitar
Benji Winterstein - guitars
Thierry Chanteloup - double bass
Gismo Graf Trio feat.Tim Kliphuis Gismo Graf - guitar
Joschi Graf - guitar
Simon Ort - double bass
Tim Kliphuis - violin
CONTRABANDE Fiona Monbet - violin
Pierre Cussac - accordion
Antoine Boyer - guitar
Damien Varallion - double bass
Oslo World’s community! - It was a pleasure to meet again in a real life. The time consumed by the pandemic was interesting and changed a lot in our actions and observations. This year's theme of the Oslo World was "Rebels"