When the traditional Folklandia cruise could not be arranged, then let’s do Long live Folk!
Long live Folk! is a stream event that gives space to folk musicians and dancers. The event will take place on Saturday, January 20, as a live broadcast from Tampere Hall. The event starts at noon and continues until the evening.
Long live Folk! starts at 12-14 with the annual FolkForum seminar. The main theme of the seminar is “Folk music and folk dance as an instrument of politics – building a polyphonic field”.
FolkForum has been pre-registered and more than 50 people have registered, who will be provided with a participation link to the seminar.
Folk music star duo Maria Kalaniemi and Eero Grundström will launch Long Live Folk’s streamed concert offerings from 3 pm to 4 pm.
Long live Folk! culminates at 7 to 8 p.m. Wäinö of the Year, Dance of the Year 2020, Folk Music Record of the Year 2020, Kultakantele, Young Player of the Year, Band of the Year of the Kaustinen Folk Music Festival and directors of the Year of Youth Clubs will receive recognition at the streamed party.
Piia Kleemola, Riina Hosio and JP Piirainen, Maria Kalaniemi & Eero Grundström, Tallari, Dance Theater Tsuumi & Pekko Käppi, Kimurantti and Progmatics will perform at the gala. The occasion culminates in Rami Meling’s Long Live Folk! dance challenge.
Long live Folk! continues from 9 pm to 10.30 pm, Tallari and Progmatics will play the games and stand on the ceiling with good folk music. The sequels will be performed in collaboration with the Kaustinen Folk Music Festival.
More information and links Long live Folk! The free-to-view streams of the event can be found on Folklandia’s website www.folklandia.fi.
All Long Live Folk! events will be streamed without an on-site audience. The event will be carried out safely in accordance with the regulations and safety instructions required by the coronary pandemic.
Long live Folk! The Stream event is organized by the Finnish Youth Clubs in cooperation with the City of Tampere, the Center for the Promotion of Folk Music and Folk Dance, the background organizers of Folklandia, Tampere Hall and the Citizens’ Forum. The Pispalan Sottiisi Youth Office in Tampere is responsible for the practical arrangements.