Kardemimmit: Kantele Demonstration-Lecture

Thursday, September 17, 2015
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Centennial Hall
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Kardemimmit will present a kantele demonstration-lecture on Thursday, September 17th in Centennial Hall 1704.  The kantele is the Finnish version of an instrument known throughout the world as either a zither or lap harp.  The kantele - a plucked stringed instrument of the worldwide zither family - is a traditional folk music instrument that has been played in Finland and other Baltic countries since pre-historic times.

Kardemimmit is a Finnish folk music group formed by four young women: Maija Pokela, Jutta Rahmel, Anna Wegelius and Leeni Wegelius. They are singers and players of the kantele (the national instrument of Finland) in its 15 and 38 stringed forms. The group's repertory consists of modern folk music mostly composed by the members themselves. The music of Kardemimmit is fresh but it has a strong foundation in Finnish tradition from both Eastern and Western regions. More information about the group can be found here: http://www.kardemimmit.fi/en/ajankohtaista.html

The presentation, which is free and open to the public is sponsored by UW-Eau Claire’s Council on Internationalization and Global Engagement.  For more information, contact CIGE at cige@uwec.edu.

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