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Kardemimmit Public Performance: Meadowood Retirement Community
March 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Wednesday, March 21 | 4:00 – 5:00 pm | Reception immediately to follow until 5:30pm
Meadowood Retirement Community | 2455 N. Tamarack Trail
FREE + Open to the Public
Treat your ears to the sounds of Kardemimmit before enjoying light refreshments and drinks with the artists.
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. Lotus fan tip: Listening to Kardemimmit on disk or in video is one thing; their powerful live performance is simply remarkable.