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Current news from the Finnish folk artists: Ánnámáret, Maija Kauhanen, Pekko Käppi

This is a newsletter edited by Maetka (Marjatta & Kaisa Ltd), which gives a brief update on the latest news from interesting internationally successful folk/world music artists from Finland. The artists are Ánnámáret, Maija Kauhanen and Pekko Käppi. In the hands of these artists, tradition becomes a modern expression. The newsletter will be sent out three times during spring 2024 with the aim …

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Johanna-Adele Jüssi Trio

– Tunes from the Lynx Valley Johanna-Adele Jüssi Trio releases album, Slåtter fra Gaupdalen (Tunes from the Lynx Valley) on 15.3.2024. The trio brings to life the fascinating imaginary world in which they have composed the songs on the album. Johanna-Adele Jüssi, originally from Estonia, has lived and studied in Germany, Shetland, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and Norway – the latter …

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Murder Street

Award-winning musician, composer and producer Matti Kallio will release his second solo album, Murder Street, on 28 January 2022. Matti Kallio, Finnish multi-instrumentalist and music industry all-rounder based in Iceland, has contributed to more than 100 albums, working with artists the likes of Värttinä, Hector and Vesa-Matti Loiri. He has also won awards for his compositions of children’s and theatre music. To be released …

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Folk Music Canada

Folk Music Canada Spearheads the Creation and Release of 10 Songs As Part Of International Collaboration Project Press text in Danish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish are below the english version. Different language versions includes the quotes from the Nordic artist with their own languages. – Collaborations between Canadian artists and artists from Australia and the Nordics – [Toronto, ON.] (May …

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NIEGUID DUOVDAGAT – DREAMSCAPES

Nieguid duovdagat (Dreamscapes) is the third album of Ánnámáret, Sámi musician Anna Näkkäläjärvi-Länsman, who is based in Utsjoki, Finland. Taking its listener to imaginary fells, the album draws on the rich joik tradition and the living culture, nature and life in Sámiland. Joining these elements to create a powerful experience, Ánnámáret develops a musical form that resonates with the present day and expresses …

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Icelandic folksong travels to the east

Icelandic musician Asgeir Asgeirsson has released three albums, Icelandic folksongs vol 1-3, combining Icelandic music tradition with eastern tonalities. Originally a coincidence led Asgeir Asgeirsson, a jazz/pop guitarist and a household name on the Icelandic music scene, to start studying the music of Bulgaria back in 2010 where he fell in love with music of Eastern Europe and the Middle East. …

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The Blood, Porn and Propaganda, GODDAMMIT!

– concert serie says goodbye with an EP and a music video The Blood, Porn and Propaganda, GODDAMMIT! – feministic folk music concert serie ends with a farewell EP and a music video in autumn 2020. The Finnish folk  music concert serie started in March 2018 getting quickly a lots of fans and media attention. Intensive work with feminist issues …

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Ethnogala 2020

Finnish Folk Music News January 2020: Ethnogala live stream and Womex 2020 Showcase artist Duo Emilia and Suvi The leading figures in folk music, world music and folk dance will be awarded on the 9th of January at the Ethnogala, which will take place at legendary Tavastia club in Helsinki. The night is full of live music! The Finnish Broadcasting Company Yle will …

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Juurakko: Yhdeksäs talvi – The Ninth Winter

A record filled with sleet, slush and hygge Juurakko’s third album, Yhdeksäs talvi – The Ninth Winter, is the best kind of medicine for the season of grey and cold. The record is built around the theme of winter, polar nights, mulled wine and the warmth of the fireplace, sleet, slush and twilight time. The album will be released to …