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Värttinä

Wednesday 26th June 2019 07:00 pm | Kuhmo Arts Centre, Lentua Hall
20 € / 16 €

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“An unbeatable “world-beat” combination: traditional music, given a contemporary twist and a post-modern point of view.” – Rolling Stone

Värttinä is Finland’s most successful contemporary folk music group. Värttinä’s roots are in the Karelia region of Finland, specifically women’s vocal traditions and ancient poems known as runos.

Fronted by three female singers and supported by virtuosic acoustic musicians, Värttinä composes most of their music and lyrics, based on traditional Karelian and other Finno-Ugric styles but with modern and thoroughly distinctive and original arrangements.