“The most bubbly, honest, naughtiest and sweetest Norwegian-language album I’ve heard in a long time”, Dagbladet said in its review of Senjahopen’s latest record “Tåra, pess og blod”.
After the band published their first record in 2010 it has been booked to play at several of the largest festivals in Norway. Senjahopen, named after a 300-people large fishing village in troms, plays catchy guitar-based music with elements of both punk and country. The lyrics are sung in North Norwegian dialect and can be describes as a mixture of cock-and-bull-stories and everyday pictures from life on the countryside.
“We are enthusiastic about planting our feet on Russian soil and even reconsider changing our name to Novaya Zemljahopen for the occasion”, the band writes on it Facebook page.
The concert on Ledokol Club on Saturday January 12 is sponsored by the Norwegian General Consulate in Murmansk.
The Faroese economy benefits greatly from its monopoly of the Russian salmon market. The islands’ biggest marine produce company, Bakkafrost, has seen its stock surge about 100 percent over the past year, including re-invested dividends.
August 9th, the Barents Region celebrated the UN International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. The day was commemorated in several parts of the region, including Karasjok in Northern Norway and Teriberka in Northwestern Russia.
Sports in the Barents region have joined forces and established Barents Games. This weekend athletes from all over the region met in Oulu to compete in 14 differents sports during the Barents Summer Games. See our slide show from the competitions.
People participating in culture-, sport and Barents cooperation projects can from October apply for visa to Norway without paying a single ruble, says Marit Egholm Jacobsen with the Norwegian Consulate General in Murmansk.