Join us for a live performance by Finnish folk music group Kardemimmit with World Music Institute! Musicians Maija Pokela, Jutta Rahmel, Anna Wegelius and Leeni Wegelius are singers and players of the kantele (the national instrument of Finland) in its 15- and 38-stringed forms. Kardemimmit’s long history can be heard as a unique sound in both the group’s singing and playing. This time the all-female quartet brings the silvery-toned kanteles, mesmerizing harmonies, and the sounds of the Finnish forest to Scandinavia House.
Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America is the leading center for Nordic culture in the United States. It offers a wide range of programs that illuminate the culture and vitality of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Scandinavia House offerings include diverse exhibitions and film series, as well as concerts and other performances, readings, lectures, symposia, language courses, and children’s activities.