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Aallotar Concert – Oct 6, 2015

October 6, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Aallotar Concert

October 6, 7:00 pm

Canadian Friends of Finland Education Foundation presents a concert by Aallotar, a duo with Finnish-American violinist Sara Pajunen and Finnish accordionist, Teija Niku who will perform Finnish-American folk music in both Finnish and English.

The name Aallotar, meaning “wave maiden” comes from a character in Finland’s national epic “Kalevala”. The Aallotar name has graced the hulls of Finnish ships for centuries – ships that separated the ancestors of Aallotar’s members. One hundred years ago, the families of Pajunen and Niku lived in the same area of Finland: speaking the same language, playing the same music, eating and drinking the same culture. Then the immigration of hundreds of thousands of Finns from 1870-1930 found Pajunen’s ancestors relocating to Northern Minnesota, while Niku’s family remained in Finland. Now, in the 21st century, Aallotar revisits the common musical ground the women share, but also revels in the cultural differences born when an ocean and the passage of time separate a lineage.

EXTRA ELUSIVE APPEAL, ITS LIGHTNESS OF TOUCH AND MELODIOUSNESS OF REPERTOIRE MATCHING THE SKILL OF [THE MUSICIANS].’  FROOTS (UK)
‘AALLOTAR SHOWS THAT TRADITIONAL AND MODERN FOLK MUSIC CAN BE INTERWEAVED GRACEFULLY.’ POHJALAINEN (FINLAND)
‘FRESH, SKILLFUL AND IMAGINATIVE PLAYING.’ KANSANMUSIIKKI (FINLAND)
CFF Members $25
Non-members $30
Supporter $75, tax receipt issued
Sponsor / special seating $100, tax receipt issued
Tickets can be purchased from CFF and CFFEF board members, or by leaving a voicemail at 416 730 8350.
Buffet with wine included.

Aallotar Music

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Date:
October 6, 2015
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Email:
cff

Venue

Agricola Finnish Lutheran Church
25 Old York Mills Road
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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