JuuriJuhla - RotFest 2022

3.-9.4.2022

Artists

Kreeta-Maria Kentala & Tea Polso

In the PolskaPandolfi concert, baroque violinist Kreeta-Maria Kentala and harpsichordist Tea Polso combine blood-stopping South Ostrobothnian polska and wild sonatas by Giovanni Antonio Pandolfi Meall.
Polska was the main dance of the big weddings in Southern Ostrobothnia, and the Polska treasure trove is a real cornucopia. More archaic polskas have been chosen for the program because their melodic language matches well with the wild early baroque sonatas of Giovanni Antonio Pandolfi Meall (1624-c.1687).
The transitions from Baroque to folk music are surprising, and the musical equation is more than the sum of its parts. The musical roots of Kentala and Polso are in Kaustinen fiddle music, and they specialize in baroque music performance practices.

 

 

Espoon Pelimannit & Elina Sauri

Espoon pelimannit – Esbo spelmanslag is a good-humoured and presentable folkmusic band from Espoo, whose groovy playing style is well known even outside the metropolitan area. The group is in great demand as a dance orchestra at various events, and the atmosphere goes through the roof latest when the orchestra’s resident visiting lead singer Elina Sauri takes the floor.

The orchestra has all the key instruments used in folk music. The beat is guaranteed by multiple violins, accordions, clarinets, mandolins, guitars, contrabasses, and drums. The band consist of about 20 artists but when needed smaller ensembles can be arranged.

Elina Sauri has experience in various performance stages for more than 30 years. She is a versatile singer who naturalizes in Iskelmä, swing & jazz ballads, dance music, songs, Gospel… and Bossa nova in Portuguese.

Kardemimmit

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. The Finnish reki-singing style, 19th century dancing music and Perhonjokilaakso kantele playing style,  Eastern Finnish archaic improvisation and ancient runo singing are all present in Kardemimmit’s music.

PolePole

PolePole is a duo of musician-dancer-choreographer Arnold Chiwalala and guitarist Topi Korhonen, who performs Chiwalala songs mainly in Swahili.
PolePole was founded in 1998 and in addition to Finland, it has performed e.g. In Germany, Tanzania and the Baltic countries. Chiwalala’s instrument at PolePole is a 10-string kantele that he plays in his original, strongly Tanzanian-influenced style. Chiwalala has named the style Chizente, a combination of Chiwalala, zeze and kantele. Zeze is a Tanzanian stringed instrument whose playing technique has been influenced by Arnold in his kantele playing.
Both members of the duo have graduated from Sibelius Academy Folk Music Department, Chiwalala has a doctorate in music and Korhonen has a master’s degree. Percussionist Ricardo Padilla will complete the duo at the JuuriJuhla-RotFest gig.

Arnold Chiwalala: kanteles, vocals, zeze
Topi Korhonen: guitar, trumpet, vocals
+ Ricardo Padilla: percussion, vocals


Poskatroikka

Polskatroikka – acrobatic and sensitive improvisational choreography and musical virtuosity based on folk dance.
The dance and music group opens their eyes to genderless folk dance. Arttu Peltoniemi and Jari Haavisto have created a 15-minute work Liekeissä, composed by accordionist Johanna Juhola.  Violinist Veera Kuisma will be replaced in the concert of JuuriJuhla-RotFest by Jonna Lankinen. 
The group seeks visually and narratively new perspectives on men’s parity dance.

 

 

 
 

Espoo Festive Cavalcade

Folk music professionals from Espoo, led by Maria Kalaniemi, play in the JuuriJuhlas celebration orchestra.

 

Antti Paalanen

Antti Paalanen (born 1977) creates his wild music on the simple accordions so familiar to Finnish folk music. Although inspired by tradition, Paalanen has nevertheless created a sound world all his own, where tradition gives way to trance-like minimalism, EDM influenced beats, influences of Siberian throat-singing and controlled and insightful use of modern sound technology.

Antti Paalanen released his third album Meluta by Rockadillo Records 2014 and Westpark Music 2015. This album showcases a musician who is not only a brilliant accordion player but also a composer who takes his instrument to the limit: he screams at the accordion, stomps on the floor, pounds the bellows, and snorts like a raging bull. In Paalanen’s hands, the accordion is a living, breathing trance dance machine.

 
 

ENKEL

ENKEL are a traditional music girl band from Finland made up of two melodeons, kantele, viola and four voices; four personable, unique and folky ladies with their instruments, sharing a great passion for traditional music, social folk dancing and telling stories through instrumental arrangements.
ENKEL’s working motto? “Tradition Forever!” That being said, growing up in the 90’s has unquestionably had an impact on the way they see music and the group are not afraid to let it show. Picking out interesting areas of the Finnish tradition and giving them new life by adding the distinctive ENKEL vibe, they craft strong and meaningful performances.

 

Pauanne

Pauanne shakes his listeners on a journey where the eras of music naturally merge. Recorded archives in the early part of the last century take the listener to a soundscape that is unadorned, mundane yet comforting. 
The violin, hammond organ and various acoustic and electronic percussion instruments contribute to creating a timeless atmosphere. Pauanne speaks the language of folk music with a modern accent so that tradition bends to be understood by the people of our millennium. 
Kukka Lehto / violin, keyboards, archival tapes
Tero Pennanen / Hammond B3 organ, keyboards
Janne Haavisto / drums and percussionwww.pauannemusic.com/

AIJA PUURTINEN & BROOKLYNIN SATU

This ensemble is a time travel to American Finnish migration and its mental landscape through music. There is an epoch made acoustically and semi-acoustically, presented in both Finnish and “Fingelska” (words by Perttu Hemminki) that draws heavily on Finnish and American folk music. The spice is folk, blues and even Jamaican ingredients.

Aija Puurtinen (vocals, bass)
Selina Sillanpää (backing vocals, violin)Helmi Antila (backing vocals, violin)Eero Grundström (harmonium, harmonicas)
Esa Kuloniemi (vocals, various guitars and cigar box mandolin)
Mooses Kuloniemi (drums)

Program

3.-9.4.2022

Su 3.4. at 14.00 Melkutus

Folk music orchestras from Käpylä Music College, Juvenalia Music College, Pakila Music College. Guest artist Maria Kalaniemi and Timo Alakotila. Tickets 10/5 €, juvenalia.mycashflow.fi Sello Hall

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Fri 8.4. at 7 pm Antti Paalanen, ENKEL 

Musician and composer Antti Paalanen (b. 1977) has been prominent in the field of Finnish contemporary folk music for many years. Antti Paalanen makes his music on the bisonoric (diatonic) accordion, a common instrument in Finnish folk music for the...

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Pakilan musiikkiopiston, Käpylän musiikkiopiston ja Musiikkiopisto Juvenalian kansanmusiikin opiskelijat esiintyvät omassa konsertissaan. Vierailijana konsertissa Maria Kalaniemi ja Timo Alakotila

Liput 10/5 €, ennakkomyynti juvenalia.mycashflow.fi

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PolskaPandolfi -konsertissa barokkiviulisti Kreeta-Maria Kentala ja cembalisti Tea Polso yhdistelevät veret seisauttavia eteläpohjalaisia polskia ja villejä Giovanni Antonio Pandolfi Meallin sonaatteja.
Espoon tuomiokirkko
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PolskaPandolfi -konsertissa barokkiviulisti Kreeta-Maria Kentala ja cembalisti Tea Polso yhdistelevät veret seisauttavia eteläpohjalaisia polskia ja villejä Giovanni Antonio Pandolfi Meallin sonaatteja.
Espoon tuomiokirkko
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Espoon kaupungin 50-vuotisjuhlavuoden kunniaksi Espoon kansanmusiikin juhlakavalkadi näyttää espoolaisen kansanmusiikkitarjonnan runsaan, värikkään ja monipuolisen tarjonnan laidasta laitaan!

Mukana on valloittavat kanteletaiturit Kardemimmit, akrobaattisen ja herkän improvisoivaa kansantanssiin perustuvaa koreografiaa ja musiikillista virtuositeettia tarjoava Polskatroikka, tansanialaistyylisiä lauluja esittävä Pole Pole sekä Espoon pelimannit levynjulkistuskeikallaan. Konsertin loppuhuipennuksena esiintyy tätä konserttia varten espoolaisista kansanmusiikin ammattilaisista koottu JuuriJuhlan juhlaorkesteri Maria Kalaniemen johdolla.
Liput 20/15 € + toimitusmaksu (alk. 1 €), Lippupiste: www.lippu.fi/artist/juurijuhla/
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Rosoa ja rakkautta Pohjanmaan lakeuksilta

Kansanmusiikin sielun veljeksi tituleerattu Antti Paalanen (s. 1977) on keikkaillut viime vuosina sooloartistina laajasti ulkomailla, mm. Japanissa, Kanadassa, Venäjällä, Ranskassa, Sveitsissä, Itävallassa, Alankomaissa, Virossa sekä Pohjoismaissa. Paalasen hurjan musiikin välineinä ovat suomalaisesta kansanmusiikista tutut vähäriviset hanurit. Perinteestä innoituksensa saanut Paalanen on kuitenkin luonut täysin oman musiikkimaailmansa, jossa traditioon sekoittuu transsinomainen minimalismi, elektronisen tanssimusiikin hypnoottinen poljento, siperialaisen kurkkulaulutyylin tuomat jylhät äänimaisemat sekä modernin äänitekniikan hallittu ja oivaltava käyttö.
ENKEL on perinnettä kunnioittava ja muita kumartelematon pelimannityttöbändi, jonka ohjelmisto koostuu hittikappaleista aina 1800-luvulta 2020-luvulle asti. ENKELissä yhdistyvät luova hulluttelu ja syvä kunnioitus perinnettä ja omaa pelimanniutta kohtaan – ENKELissä jokainen on supersankari omalla laillaan. Yhtye käyttää ennakkoluulottomasti hyväkseen epätavallisen instrumentaationsa (kaksi 2,5-rivistä haitaria, kantele, viulu) kaikkia mahdollisuuksia ja viimeistelee sointinsa milloin kauniisti yhteen soivalla ja milloin tarkoituksenmukaisesti dissonoivalla laulullaan.
Liput 20/15 € + toimitusmaksu (alk. 1 €), Lippupiste: www.lippu.fi/artist/juurijuhla/
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Esiintymässä pääkaupunkisedun kansanmusiikkiyhtyeitä.
Ison Omenan kirjaston Stage
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JuuriJuhla-RotFestin päätöskonsertti
Pauanne keinuttaa kuulijansa matkalle, jossa musiikin aikakaudet sulautuvat luonnollisesti toisiinsa. Viulu, Hammond-urut sekä erilaiset akustiset ja elektroniset lyömäsoittimet luovat osaltaan ajattoman tunnelman. Pauanne puhuu kansanmusiikin kieltä modernilla aksentilla siten että traditio taipuu meidän vuosituhannen ihmisten ymmärrettäväksi.
Aija Puurtinen & Brooklynin satu vie musiikin keinoin aikamatkalle amerikansuomalaiseen siirtolaisuuteen ja sen mielenmaisemaan. Tarjolla on akustisesti ja puoliakustisesti toteutettua, sekä suomeksi että ”fingelskaksi” esitettyä, voimakkaasti suomalaisesta ja amerikkalaisesta kansanmusiikista ammentavaa epookkia. Mausteena on folkia, bluesia ja jopa jamaikalaisia aineksia.
Liput 20/15 € + toimitusmaksu, Lippupiste: www.lippu.fi/artist/juurijuhla/
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