“From Karelia to the Skolt Lands” is a concert featuring Karelian and Skolt Sámi music: songs, leuʹdds and laments performed in the Skolt Sámi, Karelian and Finnish languages. These include traditional songs and originals. The concert is part of a project of the same name exploring the similarities and unique features of Karelian and Skolt Sámi culture through folk music and folklore. These shared elements include long narrative songs, laments, quadrille dances, and a background of resettlement.

The working group include Karelian folk music researchers Amanda Kauranne (vocals, percussion) and Emmi Kuittinen (vocals, accordion, ukulele) as well as two experts in the Skolt Sámi music and dance tradition: Anna Lumikivi (vocals) and Erkki Lumisalmi (vocals).

NB “From Karelia to the Skolt Lands” will be performed also in Inari at the Sámi cultural centre Sajos on Friday November 4th.
Info and tickets: www.sajos.fi