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3 days ago

Kardemimmit

Heeii friends! Just a reminder that our Bandcamp page has all our albums available as digital downloads, and it is a great way to support us while we wait to see all of you again in the real life concerts 🥰 Also, all the lyrics, song credits and English summaries are available there:
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3 days ago

Kardemimmit

The concert aired already but we thought you might enjoy our pandemic-cozy-looks from two weeks ago 😉 You can find out Homegrown at Home concert recording from American Folklife Center's and Embassy of Finland in the U.S.'s Facebook pages <3

Embassy of Finland in the U.S.
Virtual concert by Kardemimmit tomorrow April 7 at noon (EDT)!

Kardemimmit is a band of four awesome women playing the Finnish national instrument, kantele. They are in charge of their own music – they compose, as well as arrange, write lyrics and produce. Alongside 15 and 38 stringed kanteles, singing has a big part in Kardemimmit’s musical universe where original pieces with a modern approach still have a strong foundation in Finnish, Eastern European and Scandinavian traditions.

Join us: www.facebook.com/FinnEmbassyDC/posts/4541775085838041

Kardemimmit will also answer questions during the concert! The concert is co-hosted with American Folklife Center.
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3 days ago

Kardemimmit

Premiere is live now <3

American Folklife Center
Kardemimmit is a quartet consisting of Maija Pokela, Jutta Rahmel, Anna Wegelius, and Leeni Wegelius, four women who sing and play kantele. The kantele is a zither or plucked psaltery which is the national instrument of Finland, and comes in several sizes. They mostly play 15-stringed and 38-stringed versions of the instrument. Their singing has a strong foundation in Finnish, Eastern European, and Scandinavian traditions. In their music you can hear the Finnish reki-singing style, 19th century dance music, the Perhonjokilaakso kantele playing style, Eastern Finnish archaic improvisation, and ancient runo singing. The band has been playing together since 1999, when they came together in the musical institute Juvenalia in their home town of Espoo. Kardemimmit is considered a pioneering kantele band: they have been the Kantele Association’s band of the year and won the International Kantele Competition. Kardemimmit has toured extensively in Europe, North America and Japan. The group has released five albums, one of which was published by The Rough Guide. Their 2012 album Autio Huvila was chosen as the Finnish folk album of the year.

The American Folklife Center is co-sponsoring this concert with the Embassy of Finland.
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6 days ago

Kardemimmit

Hei friends! Join us for the so-far-last online event for this spring, in cooperation with American Folklife Center and Embassy of Finland in the U.S. Homegrown at Home concert series on April 7, 12 PM U.S. East coast time! It will be a Facebook and YouTube online event, where a special 30-minute concert we have pre-recorded for you will premier. So go and like AFC's and Embassy's pages and you'll get a notification on Wednesday when the live begins! We'll be in the comment sections of both pages to answer any questions during the premier <3 The concert will also remain to be watched later. See you there!The Embassy of Finland in Washington D.C. and the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress co-presents:
Kardemimmit: Songs and Kantele from Finland 🎶

Kardemimmit is a band of four awesome women playing the Finnish national instrument, kantele. The band members are Maija Pokela, Jutta Rahmel, Anna Wegelius and Leeni Wegelius.
Kardemimmit is in charge of their own music – they compose, as well as arrange, write lyrics and produce. Alongside 15 and 38 stringed kanteles, singing has a big part in Kardemimmit’s musical universe where original pieces with a modern approach still have a strong foundation in Finnish, Eastern European and Scandinavian traditions.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
12 pm – 12:30 pm (EST)

The concert will be screened on the Facebook pages of the American Folklife Center and the Embassy of Finland:
www.facebook.com/pg/americanfolklifecenter/videos/
fi-fi.facebook.com/FinnEmbassyDC/

You can also interact with the artists via text chat on the Facebook pages during the premier.

You can read more about Kardemimmit here: www.kardemimmit.fi/
And more about the event can be found here: www.loc.gov/concerts/folklife/kardemimmit.html

Kardemimmit: Songs and Kantele from Finland is part of the 2021 Homegrown at Home performance series of the American Folklife Center

📸: Jimmy Träskelin
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1 week ago

Kardemimmit

Kantele cats in action couple of weeks ago 🐱🌷💞
📸 Kim Saarinen
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2 weeks ago

Kardemimmit

Hei friends! We have something special to share with you, our 20-years-anniversary concert that was recorded on October 6th, 2020 in Sellosali, Espoo! Because not everyone of you understands Finnish, there are English subtitles in all the speeches, yay! Go ahead and enjoy the special evening <3 Sounds by Samuli VolantoThis concert was originally recorded in Sellosali, Espoo, Finland on October 6, 2020 in cooperation with Musiikkiopisto Juvenalia. ...

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