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Dadafon is a norwegian band. Before Dadafon came to light they were called “Coloured Moods”. The band was formed in 1995 by drummer Martin Smidt and included Kristin Asbjønsen, Carl Haakon Waadeland, Jostein Ansnes and Bjørn Ole Solberg. The band gathered elements from African music. In general it was Smidts own transcripts from Ghana. The album “Coloured Moods” was released in 1998. Rhythms, soundscapes and improvisation were central and Kristin sang most of the songs in her own made-up language.

In the fall of 2000 the band changed their named into Dadafon and recorded the album “And I can’t stand still”. Asbjørnsen had been on a trip to Africa. The music was inspired by traditional African music from Gambia, Mali and Ghana, as well as afro-American spirituals.

Dadafon left their own company called RIM records and signed with the little record company Via Music before their next release. On the “Release Me” Ep from July 2002 Dadafon has been re-in forced with Cellist Øyvind Engen. For the first time the songs have been composed from scratch with music written by Kristin Asbjørnsen and Jostein Ansnes. The songs are based on simple, melodic structures combined with an organic soundscape where the African feel has been slightly toned down. Impulses from the Southern US music tradition can be heard. Kristin Asbjørnsen has written most of the lyrics and in addition “borrowed” lyrics from the Victorian poets Elisabeth Barret Browning, Christina Rosetti and Walt Whitman. Dadafon can be described as passionate love songs with both strong melancholy and a feisty devilish energy.


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  • kritiknokta

    Bukowski is living with her songs again..

    12 Sep 2010 Reply
  • caralhovoador07

    so is a 'slow day' a Bukowski poem? yes, it is. wind the clock: of course she changed a little bit to fit into a song so she could sing, but the lyric is the poem.

    16 Jun 2010 Reply
  • G00labek

    "so is a 'slow day' a Bukowski poem?" I really don't think so.

    15 May 2010 Reply
  • smee85

    I Wish to Weep: The Best. [2]

    13 Oct 2009 Reply
  • byfreddy

    I lovely!

    15 May 2009 Reply
  • kennyinabottle

    i wish to weep is a bukowksi's poem. all theories like clichés shot to hell, all these small faces looking up beautiful and believing; i wish to weep but sorrow is stupid. i wish to believe but belief is a graveyard. we have narrowed it down to the butcherknife and the mockingbird. wish us luck.

    6 Jan 2009 Reply
  • featkae

    Anyone know where i can find their lyrics?

    8 Sep 2008 Reply
  • ToreFlo

    I Wish to Weep: the best.

    4 Jun 2008 Reply
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    1 Jun 2008 Reply
  • kankel

    Slow Day was a fabulous song in a fabulous movie. Loved it from the first time I heard it.

    24 May 2008 Reply
  • Seainside

    amazin, fairy voice of Kristin/

    17 Feb 2008 Reply
  • 2candles1wish

    it's surprising that this area is empty,they deserve much better than this,love you..

    29 Nov 2007 Reply

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