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Kardemimmit (Finnish music)

  • Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital 720 Eskenazi Avenue Indianapolis, IN, 46202 United States (map)

The women of Kardemimmit sing and play the Finnish national instrument – the kantele, which is similar to a zither or dulcimer. The quartet has mastered both the 15-stringed and 38-stringed kantele, producing the distinctive sounds made by the plucked acoustic instrument that blends with delicate, tight vocal harmonies in a style of singing known as “reki.” The standout contemporary Nordic ensemble – composed of Maija Pokela, Jutta Rahmel, Anna Wegelius, and Leeni Wegelius – writes music for their voices and instruments, a new folk music rooted in Finnish tradition.

*Free Event put on by the Marianne Tobias Music Program at Eskenazi Hospital and Lotus Blossoms.

Earlier Event: March 16
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Later Event: March 30
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