NOTE!! Ethno Finland 2016 website: www.kansanmusiikkiliitto.fi/ethno-finland-2016
Ethno is an international week long folk music camp, that has been organized in Sweden, Dalarna every summer since 1989. Probably the largest folk camp in the world. Ethno har grown to include 10 countries worldwide. Ethno Finland will be organized for the first time from the 3rd to the 9th August 2015. It takes place in Päivölän virkistyskoti in Nummela, Vihti. Address: Taivaantie 41, 03100 Nummela, www.paivolanvirkistyskoti.fi. It is 45 km west from Helsinki center. Get a bus from Helsinki airport or Helsinki center. Timetables for bus: www.matkahuolto.fi/en/. From Nummela center 2,4 km to Päivölä.
Päivölä is an idyllic location situated by the lake, great sauna will be warm every evening!
Ethno Finland is for advanced young folk musicians aged 18-25 years with around. Half of the participants comes from abroad.
Ethno is based on a series of workshops where young participants themselves teach each other the music of their cultures. The idea is to give young musicians a time to develop musically, create new contacts and network over borders: creating understanding and respect towards other people and cultures.
Leaders in 2015:
Allan Skrobe, brilliant guitar and mandola player from Skåne and Croatia, Ethno leader veteran that has done more than 20 Ethno´s in many countries!
Antti Järvelä, brilliant violin, guitar, contrabass etc. player from Kaustinen/Härmä. Ethno leader that has done several Ethno´s
The fee is:
300 Euro for participants from Finland
290 Euro for participants from other Nordic countries
250 Euro for participants from the rest of the world
For more info:
Maija Pokela +358 40 7586303
Ethno Finland 2015 is organized by Suomen Kansanmusiikkiliitto / Finnish Folk Music Association in co-operation with Konserttikeskus, DUNK, Lirarna / Martin Wegelius intstitutet, Käpylän musiikkiopiston kansanmusiikkilinja and Maailman musiikin keskus / Global Music Centre.
Ethno is a program of Jeunesses Musicales International (JMI), the world’s largest network for youth and music.