Wabanag & Marjo Smolander – Cosmologies – Etno – Folk Station
Date and timeSat 16.10.2021, at 7:00 p.m.
In October, we will hear music inspired by Canadian native people as well as a skilled kantele performer.
Wabanag, a nominee of the Native American Music Awards for the album BEMIA, and of the Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards for the album ULODI, blends traditional music and contemporary styles. By mixing etno-rock and trancy-electronic with mesmerizing vocals and percussive grooves drawn upon a deeply-rooted spiritual essence, they bring the ancient and deep into timeless live. Their powerful music is inspired by the Wabanaki heritage of Canadian Nagwetch, a native of Gaspésie.
Yovan Nagwetch: Lead singer, flute and percussions
Juha Jokiranta: Guitar, backing vocals
Iivo Baric: Bass, backing vocals
Jani Takkunen: Drums, beats and sound tracks, backing vocals
Marjo Smolander – Cosmologies
The debut album of Kantele player and singer Marjo Smolander, Cosmologies, was released in January 2021. The album was created in cooperation with artists from different cultural backgrounds. Since 2006, l Smolander has soaked up West African rhythms and music aesthetics while living in Senegal and Mali.
Etno – Folk Station is a club event series that invites the audience on a trip through history. The club events enrich the traditional music of our ancestors with diverse and modern means of expression.
Duration: 2 h + intermisison
Age recommendation: 15+
Language: English, English
18.9. Dream Timeless & Anemelo
16.10. Wabanag & Marjo Smolander – Cosmologies
20.11. Nagwetch – Little Sun & Something like Home
11.12. Wabanag & Riina Hosio & J-P Piirainen – Vakaa yhteys / Stable Connection