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ONLINE: Folk Songs from Karelia Workshop

February 4, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Conducting this two-day workshop is Emmi Kuittinen, a folk musician, singer and songwriter, who specializes in the Karelian and Ingrian singing styles and also laments. Karelia is a wide area situated in Finland and Russia and it has a very rich and diverse singing culture. In this workshop you’ll get to know more about different parts of Karelia and learn some folk songs in Karelian and Finnish. We will sing old Runolaulu (like those in Kalevala) and more “modern” songs like rekilaulu and chastushka. No knowledge of Finnish or Karelian or singing is required.