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We Banjo 3 with Kardemimmit

September 16, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Free

World Music Festival 2013

We Banjo 3
Country of Origin/Based: Ireland
Bluegrass seems like it’s becoming one of the hottest sounds—in Ireland. The Brock McGuire band—with whom We Banjo 3 banjoist Enda Scahill has worked –which returns to the festival this year, has leavened its traditional Celtic sounds with a heady dose of Kentucky bluegrass, but this young combo from Galway, Ireland dives headfirst into the music Bill Monroe made famous. The combo’s acclaimed album Roots of the Banjo Tree—picked as traditional music album of the year by the Irish Times—chronicles a sound that privileges bluegrass, and shapes it with Celtic accents.

Kardemimmit
Country of Origin/Based: Finland
Genre: Finnish folk, kantele

The four young women who make up this gorgeously, whimsically harmonizing group from Finland tackle a wide variety of regional traditions—reki-style singing, runo-songs, and Perhonjoki valley style—but they bring a sublimely catchy, energetic verve to all of them. While the way their sweet voices blend and contrast is the undeniable focal point of its music–as melodies both stately and hyperactive are given an accessible veneer that wouldn’t sound of place in indie rock–Kardemimmit secure their authentic folk bona fides with virtuosic use of both the 15- and 38-string versions of the Finnish zither called the kantele. Whether performing traditional songs or original compositions, the group deftly erases lines between past and present—rarely has old-school folk sound so contemporary.

Details

Date:
September 16, 2013
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Venue

Shubas
3159 N Southport Av
Chicago , IL United States

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