The Second Ethnogala in Finland on Thursday 10th of January and live stream link

The leading figures in folk music, world music and folk dance will be awarded on the 10th of January at the Ethnogala, which will take place at legendary Tavastia club in Helsinki.  

At the Ethnogala, awards will be handed out in seven categories to the most interesting and distinguished figures in Finnish folk music, world music and folk dance. Expert juries have chosen three nominees for each category from submissions from the public. All winners will be announced at the Ethnogala.

More about the nominees in the biographies (in Finnish, Swedish and English)

The Finnish Broadcasting Company Yle will record and broadcast the event on its TV, radio and internet channels. The broadcast will include performances and interviews from both stages as well as the green room and backstage areas. The live TV and radio stream will also be available abroad.  The live stream starts at 7 pm (Helsinki time.)

Live stream link:

The hosts will speak in Finnish and unfortunately there is no translations available. In between the live music there will be interviews and award ceremonies.

Schedule of the live shows:
19:00 Antti Paalanen (small stage)
Award: Newcomer of the Year
19:20 Tuuletar (big stage)
Awards: Intersection Award (in English), Border Breaking Act of the Year (in English)
20:00 J-P Piirainen (small stage)
20:15 Maria Kalaniemi and Timo Alakotila (big stage)
Awards: Dance creator of the year, Producer of the year
20:55 Hilja Grönfors Trio (small stage)
21:05 Part of dance piece Kyllikki (big stage)
Awards: Folk Music Creator of the Year, Artist of the Year
21:30 Frigg (big stage)
22:00 Quadrille (all together!)

More about the performers in the biographies (in English) 

Ethnogala is arranged by The Promotion Centre for Finnish Folk Music & Folk Dance. Partners include The Finnish Broadcasting Company (Yle), The Folk Music Department of the University of the Arts, the Global Music Centre, Music Finland, Finnish Music Creators, Dance Info Finland, Suomen nuorisoseurat, Folklandia cruise, Marjatta & Kaisa (maetka), Finnish folk music association, Muusikkojen liitto, Kalevala society, The Finnish Music Foundation, Suomalaisen kansantanssin ystävät (Kansallispukuvuokraamo) and the Association for Rural Education and Culture. The international program is supported additionally by Helsinki Marketing, Austrian Embassy Helsinki, Music Estonia, Royal Norwegian Embassy in Helsinki, Saura Booking Agency, Finland Benelux-institute ja Finland Madrid-institute.

Images of the nominees can be downloaded here.

The 2017 broadcast of the first edition of the Ethnogala can be watched here.

The Ethnogala is part of a larger programme of events called “Riding the Folk Wave Together”, which includes:
10.1. Ethnogala
11.1. The FolkForum seminar
11.-12.1. The Folklandia cruise, Helsinki-Tallinn
12.1. The Folklandia afterparty

More information:
Sirpa Lahti
Promotion Centre for Finnish Folk Music & Folk Dance
+358 40 738 4736

Marjatta & Kaisa