Karelian Kantele Tradition

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Teppana Jänis – Album release Feb 28, 2021

February 18, 2021

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Teppana Jänis – Album release February 28, 2021 (AANIA-37). The transcriptions are published earlier in the book “KIZAVIRZI karjalaisesta kanteleperinteestä 1900-luvun alussa”. With the book the CD comes for free. The digital album can be found, for example, at Spotify. This is the very first audio release from Teppana Jänis (1850–1921). The original recordings were […]

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A Unique Runoi’s Kantele Camp, June 16-20, 2021, in Mekrijärvi, Ilomantsi

January 03, 2021

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Welcome to participate the unique kantele camp in the landscapes of the runosingers of Ilomantsi in June 16-20, 2021! This special workshop gives you the tools to combine the ancient runosong and the kantele with creative music making. You will be familiarized with the two most famous runosingers of Ilomantsi, Simana Sissonen and Mateli Kuivalatar, […]

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