"Nordic fingerstyle virtuosity."
- Angel Romero, World Music Central, USA
J-P Piirainen has created totally new, groovy and interesting style of music - Nordic Guitar Music. He brings a new twist not only to Nordic folk music, but also to the world of guitar music.Websites
Helsinki-Cotonou Ensemble takes the sounds of Benin, the homeland of Voodoo, and combines them with soulful songwriting, jazzy improvisations and funky beats.
New album “We Are Together” was released 23th of March 2018.
Solju - Ulla Pirttijärvi and her daughter Hildá Länsman are Sámi musicians from Utsjoki, Lapland, which is the northernmost municipality in Finland.
Solju performs modern ethno music combined with traditional yoik singing. They are proud of the original northern culture and want to show it to the world!
New album "Ođđa Áigodat" (New Times) - album has been released 25th of April 2018 in Finland.Website
Tuuletar (“Goddess of The Wind” in Finnish Mythology) is a vocal performance group, consisting of four diverse women from Finland. Since 2012 these vibrant musicians have been singing, composing and performing together, creating their own and unique sound and identity.Website
Subsonic trio draws together ancient instruments and musical aesthetics from their homelands to create a deep rooted contemporary sound.Website
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Ulla Pirttijärvi & Áššu base their music on traditional Sami Joik. Ulla Pirttijärvi joiks of her relatives and her home villages Utsjoki and Angeli. Olav Torget and Harald Skullerud complement the ensemble with string instruments and percussions.
Debut album Áššu (Embers) will be released Spring 2019.
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(10th of January, 2019 at Tavastia in Helsinki)
Ulla Pirttijärvi and Hildá Länsman
Songwriters of Solju: Ođđa Áigodat (New Times)
The award was chosen and given by journalist Maria Veitola.
Tuuletar: Tules maas vedes taivaal
Vilma Timonen Quartet: Drops
The winner was selected by Hannu Lintu, the Chief Conductor of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra.