Thea Hjelmeland
Thea Hjelmeland
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From the deep Norwegian fjords comes Thea Hjelmeland with her rich and varied palette of folk-pop intermixed with strong world music elements. Having already enchanted audiences with performances as far afield as Cuba, Germany and France, the multi-instrumentalist from Førde builds upon her own unique brand of creativity by orbiting a universe of old stringed instruments, multi-layered vocal harmonies and pulsating rhythms, over which her crystalline voice sparkles.

Singing tales of sorrow and longing, hopes and fears, and brimming with raw, emotional beauty, Thea resembles Nina Simone crossing Joanna Newsom's high notes in a landscape of folk-pop music inspired by Tinariwen, Estrella Morente and Bjôrk. She moves effortlessly between and through genres like pop, folk, world, blues, rock and electronic music, all the while experimenting and challenging genres and pop-structures in her songwriting.



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Bio

From the deep Norwegian fjords comes Thea Hjelmeland with her rich and varied palette of folk-pop intermixed with strong world music elements. Having already enchanted audiences with performances as far afield as Cuba, Germany and France, the multi-instrumentalist from Førde builds upon her own unique brand of creativity by orbiting a universe of old stringed instruments, multi-layered vocal harmonies and pulsating rhythms, over which her crystalline voice sparkles.

Singing tales of sorrow and longing, hopes and fears, and brimming with raw, emotional beauty, Thea resembles Nina Simone crossing Joanna Newsom's high notes in a landscape of folk-pop music inspired by Tinariwen, Estrella Morente and Bjôrk. She moves effortlessly between and through genres like pop, folk, world, blues, rock and electronic music, all the while experimenting and challenging genres and pop-structures in her songwriting.



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