Monday, May 2, 2011
First of May with Poing and Maja Ratkje
I already warned the ruling classes about the CD "Wach Auf!", and now it´s here! Maja S. K. Ratkje and Poing have been on a short tour to promote the album, and they ended in Bergen on the 1st of May.
The venue was almost packed with young revolutionaries and an old guy (no names), all of us enjoying the music from Frode Haltli (accordion), Rolf Erik Nystrøm (saxophone), Håkon Thelin (bass) and Maja Ratkje (vocal, flute (?), harmonica). They played most of the songs on the album, and some more. The record is fine, but the concert was really wild. The excellent band did their national anthems, worker´s songs, punk songs and folk tunes with energy and a tiny bit of irony. One of the best moments of the show was without irony tough, when Ratkje and Thelin did the traditional song "Mining for gold". Beautiful!
The encore was "25 minutes to go", better known by Johnny Cash.
(Sorry about the sound and lights on the video, not top quality, I know).