Family Music & Storytelling with Kardemimmit & Bill Gordh

Saturday October 1, 2022 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Scandinavia House58 Park AveNew York NY 10016
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Join us for a live family storytelling and musical podcast performance this October with World Music Institute! Acclaimed folk storyteller Bill Gordh joins Finnish folk music group Kardemimmit for a series of Finnish folk stories, and modern folk music, including a special podcast recording for the WMI Folktales Podcast series. Musicians Maija Pokela, Jutta Rahmel, Anna Wegelius and Leeni Wegelius are singers and players of the kantele (the national instrument of Finland) in its 15- and 38-stringed forms. Their repertory of modern folk music draws from both Eastern and Western Finnish traditions and includes reki singing (both the Perhonjoki valley and the Karelian small kantele) and runo-song traditions. In today’s program, the group will join storyteller Bill Gordh in an entirely improvised performance of Finnish folk traditions. This event will be recorded. Recommended for children ages 5+. This event has been organized with World Music Institute with additional support provided by Finlandia Foundation National.


Ages 5+



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