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28.-29.11.2017 Neuenkirch
At 20 in BunterbĂĽnter,
30.11.2017 Zurich
At 20, GZ Buchegg,
1.12.2017 Burgdorf
At 20.30, Schmiedechäuer,
2.12.2017 Zug
At 20, A-cappella-Festival, Theater im Burgbachkeller,
3.12.2017 St.Gallen
At 17, Klein aber Fein,
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Karoliina Kantelinen is a singer and an ethnomusicologist who is specialized in different ethnic singing styles. Ethnic and bluegrass ways of singing as well as a classical and a bright natural voice comes from the same instrument. With her dis-tinctive broad-ranged voice, she is also known as a singer whose unique ability spans a range of emotion from anguish to compassionate sensitivity. As a musical mission Karoliina Kantelinen has revitalized and mastered the lost tradition old Vi-ena-Karelian yoiks and laments.

Known for challenging the old established ideas and concepts of interpreting Kare-lian yoiks, Kantelinen uses the Finno-Ugrian traditional styles as her inspiration for new contemporary folk-based compositions. She composes also for different en-sembles.

Kantelinen has been studying classical singing in the conservatory of Naples, graduated from University of Helsinki (Master of Musicology) and currently she is finishing her post graduation studies at Sibelius-Academy’s Folk Music Department in the Doctor of Arts -program.

Karoliina Kantelinen has been performing as solo in Japan, Germany, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Spain, Canada, Serbia and in many other countries. Summer 2010 she was chosen to represent Finland at EBU-festival, in TFF Rudolstadt and
in 2013 she had concerts in the Berlin Philharmonic Concert and Chamber Halls with her composition “Karelia Yoik” –symphony (Kantelinen-Kähler). Karoliina Kan-telinen accompanies herself with 10- and 14 -string kantele and with different tradi-tional flutes.

Karoliina performs as solo but also in different ensembles: the world wide known Finnish folk music band Värttinä, Paul Taylor Orchestra (CH), Suden Aika, No-One’s Land (FI-D-SER), Tipsy Gipsy, Set'akat, Duo Kantelinen & Ilkka Heinonen, Lukas Mantel Ensemble (CH) and many more. Karoliina’s singing can be heard also in motion pictures (mostly composed by her brother Tuomas Kantelinen): Rölli (2016), Midwife (2015), Häjyt, Mongol, Rukajärven tie, The Year of the Wolf, Arn Tempelrid-daren 1 & 2, Earth Evocation, Yakuza’s Daughter and many more.

In Suden Aika Karoliina sings, plays kantele, percussions and traditional wooden flutes.

Our new album, called Sisaret (Sisters) was released in Finland in December 2017. The official release in Germany will be in March 2017. If you want to order the album, contact Peter Cronemeyer/Laika Records, In Finland you ca...
Suden aika has been chosen for a tour of the Finnish Folk Music Association next fall! More info upcoming.
Thanks to the substantial grant from the Finnish Cultural Foundation, we are going to studio in May and releasing our 6th CD next Fall for our tours in Finland and Switzerland.
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