Lotus is thrilled to announce another Lotus Live-Stream Concert featuring Finland-based band Kardemimmit. The concert will take place on Sunday, May 3 at 12:00 p.m. EDT on our Facebook and YouTube pages. Simply navigate to one of these pages at 12:00 p.m. and you will see the live video.

Kardemimmit is a band of four awesome women playing the Finnish national instrument, the kantele. The group came to Bloomington in 2018 as Lotus Blossoms artists. Kardemimmit played for K-12 students in South Central Indiana and for a full house at the Meadowood Retirement Community in Bloomington.

The band members compose, as well as arrange, write lyrics, and produce all of their own music.  Kardemimmit creates modern songs that have strong foundations in the traditions of Finland, Scandinavia, and Eastern Europe.

The band was founded in 1999 at Juvenalia, a musical institute located in the band members’ home town Espoo. The long mutual history of the band members can be heard in their unique harmonies that mesmerize audiences all over the world.

In 2004 Kardemimmit was nominated as Band of the Year by the Kantele Association and the next year they won the International Kantele Competition. Kardemimmit has toured extensively in Europe, North America, and Japan and has released five albums. The album Autio Huvila was chosen as the Finnish folk album of the year in 2012.

You might be wondering what the band’s name means. It’s a play on words. Kardemumma is a spice that Finnish people frequently use when baking sweets. Mimmit is a word for girls that have a bold nature. According to the group, that means Kardemimmit is actually the Finnish Ethno Spice Girls.

Feel free to ask Kardemimmit questions in the comments box or leave them a message. Please also consider making a donation to this group, who make their living from performing and need our support. Here is their donation information:

paypal.me/kardemimmit 

holvi.com/shop/kardemimmitonni

Their donation information will also be posted in the live chat boxes on Facebook and YouTube during the concert.