About me

Oslo, Norway

I'm a singer and artist of traditional music from Norway. I started playing a traditional norwegian instrument called langeleik when I was a child, and soon got into traditional norwegian dance. After my science studies I decided to travel to Tanzania to teach music, and started doing some afro pop there in swahili, under the local name Makihiyo. The last few years I've brought my langeleik with me around in south-eastern Africa, to combine norwegian traditional music with traditional music of Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi.

Cultural background

  • Norway


  • Authenticity
  • Challenge
  • Honesty
  • Humor
  • Knowledge
  • Love
  • Making a difference
  • Openness

Project Music

No submissions for Beyond Music Project Volume 4.

Min eigen veg [My Own Path]
  • Award Winner
  • Album Track

"Min eigen veg" is about finding your own path in life, and the loneliness and constant inner conflict of not knowing where this path leads you. There is pain and deceit, but also love and beauty along the way. All are equally important and necessary steps in the journey. Ingrid Fossum aka Makihiyo sings, accompanied by the langeleik (Norwegian folk instrument), before Gogo musician Msafiri Zawose enters with ilimba and traditional singing. Nic Legacy builds the song to a climax with bass guitar, lap steel guitar, and percussion.

  • African
  • Fusion
  • Psychedelia
  • Rock
  • Traditional / Folk
  • World
  • Background vocals
  • Chanting
  • Singer
  • Soprano
  • Bass guitar
  • Langeleik
  • Slide guitar
  • Dholak
  • Drum set
  • Kalimba
  • Rattle
  • Shekere
  • Canada
  • Norway
  • Tanzania

No submissions for Beyond Music Project Volume 2.

No submissions for Beyond Music Project Volume 1.