Karelian Kantele Tradition

About Karelian kantele players, their music and instruments in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

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The Polymorphic Kantele

About kantele replicas, string materials and tuning.

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At the Silence Festival, June 10 and 11, 2022

May 27, 2022

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This year’s Silence Festival in Kaukonen, Kittilä, Finland, offers two special performances connected to the ancient kantele improvisation. On Fri, June 10, Drop of a Light – Tom Collin & Arja Kastinen at 3, 4 and 5 p.m. Premiere of a new cross-disciplinary collaboration created in Kaukonen village during the festival week. Floor acrobat Tom […]

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Kantele of the Runosong Culture and the Dialogue of Creativity

March 16, 2022

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The contents of Arja’s research project as a Visiting Researcher at the Sibelius Academy Folk Music Department, The University of Arts Helsinki, is now published on its own site. The project title is: Kantele of the Runosong Culture and the Dialogue of Creativity. The project examines kantele improvisation within the Finnish-Karelian runosong culture, its various […]

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