Wednesday, April 24

Tag: Bárdur Reinert Polusen

WAKO – The Traverse Bar, Edinburgh
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WAKO – The Traverse Bar, Edinburgh

Valentine's night with the unpredictability of a  jazz band proved interesting and entertaining at The Traverse bar. Wako, Norwegian Grammy nominees, had several returning fans who saw them in 2020, on their last visit to Edinburgh.  I was joined by a Finnish gentleman, working in Edinburgh. It seems that while Jazz appeals to the older, more sophisticated crew on our island nation, it is very much a young, innovative musical style in Norway and Finland. The government funds music education, having invested its oil money with intelligence and now earning from past investments rather than oil itself. Norway is no longer investing in fossil fuels. It invests in its people and their creative talents. Hence, Wako is a band of four young men who make music together. A collabora...