A tour de force of poetry chanting.
The event Ugric Rumble (Ugrin Jyrähdys) will host the sixth world championship of Kalevala chanting. The event will bring poetry chanters,lamentation singers and today's troubadours of all ages to Helsinki and Espoo. Among those making a splash will be modern poetry chanter Pekko Käppi and the Loksutada and Ihtiriekko ensembles. For those with a taste for more there will be clubs and concerts at Tavastia Club featuring E.V. (Nantes, Brittany) & Pauli Hanhiniemi, and the Myllärit band from Petrozavodsk, Russia. The programme includes poetry chanters for the 21st century, rock rooted in the folk tradition, and genuine shaman chants.
The event forms part of the URALKULT event; see also our www pages Ugriculture, Volga Estate, The III World Cogress of Finno-Ugric Peoples and Karhunkaato.
The Sixth Wold Championship of Kalevala Chanting starts. Competition performances and new works by the Russian ensemble Istoki; Mordvinian lamentations.
18:00 - 20:00
Duration: 11.12.2000 - 13.12.2000
11.-12.12. 18.00-20.30 Espoo
Cultural Centre, Louhi Hall
Tavastia klubi 12.12. 21.00 PM Myllärit. Istoki, Pauli Hanhiniemi EV
Tavastia Semifinaali 13.12. Santtu Karhu, Ihtiriekko www.tavastiaklubi.fi
0600-10495(4.95 FIM/min + pvm)
Ticket for both competition sessions: 85 FIM. Tickets also at the tel. 09- 461 662.
Vienan Karjalan Ystävät ry
Hevostilantie 1 E 35
Finno-Ugric culture now!
Helsinki, 8 - 13 December, 2000
URALKULT presents, through arts and culture, the past and present of peoples related to the Finns. The plurality of cultures is explored through contemporary art and theatre, lamentations and rock music, traditional costumes and architecture. The multifaceted Ugriculture exhibition was opened in May 2000, while the main event will focus on the period 8 to 13 December 2000, with Bear-slaying Theatre Festival, the III Wold Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples at the Finlandia Hall, the Ugric Rumble Ethno Music Festival and the Volga Bend Exhibition at the Museum of Cultures.
5 May, 2000 to 1st of January, 2001
Contemporary Finno-Ugric art at the Gallen-Kallela Museum
The thriving art of the linguistic relatives of the Finns is now launching a new artistic dialogue, with a refreshingly different perspective alongside the Western tradition of art, delving deeper into mythical roots of the Finnish - and Fenno-Ugrian experience.
The Ugriculture exhibition features the lively contemporary art of the Finno-Ugric cultures rooted in ethnicity. Besides a powerful visual experience, the exhibition also provides information on the Finn's seemingly familiar but yet so exotic kindred peoples, most of whom live in Russia. Artists come from Estonia and the Russian regions of Mari, Mordvinia, Komi and Udmurtia. The main focus of their art is the relationship of man and nature, the wisdom of millennia-old cultures, and their conception of the natural order and man's role in it.
THE THIRD WORLD CONGRESS OF FINNO-UGRIC PEOPLES
The Congress will deal with issues connected with the preservation and revival of the language and culture of these peoples as well as issues pertaining to the rights of indigenous and minority peoples and with Diaspora problems a.o. Special issues: importance of women and families in the development of bilingual cultures as well as the possibilities offered by new technology and international networks and their use in the protection of national existence and culture.
This congress will bring to Helsinki some 500 representatives of peoples related to the Finns: the Hungarians, the Karelians, the Komis, the Permyak Komis, the Maris, the Mokshas, the Erzyas, the Udmurts, the Estonians, the Finns; the Vepses, the Ingrian Finns, the Mansis, the Khants, the Sámis, the Karelians of the Tver oblast', the Nenets; the Livonians, the Selkups, the Setus and the Izhorians.
-- How many of these peoples did you already know?
11- 13 December, Espoo and Helsinki
A tour de force of poetry chanting
The event will host the sixth world championship of Kalevala chanting, and it will bring poetry chanters, lamentation singers and today's troubadours of all ages to Helsinki. Among those making a splash will be modern poetry chanter Pekko Käppi, Estonian ethno-futurists and poets like Olavi Ruitlane and Sven Kivisildnik, and the Loksutada and Ihtiriekko folk ensembles. For those with a taste for more there will be clubs and concerts featuring a.o. E.V. (Nantes, Brittany) & Pauli Hanhiniemi, and the Myllärit band from Petrozavodsk, Russia. The programme includes poetry chanters for the 21st century, rock rooted in the folk tradition, and genuine shaman chants.
BEARSLAYING THEATRE FESTIVAL
8 - 12 December, Helsinki
Theatre by Finno-Ugric peoples
The Bearslaying (Karhunkaato) Festival will present theatre by Finno-Ugric peoples - contemporary theatre, tradition, comments and communication. The festival performances will feature performers from Estonia, Sámi (Lapland), Hanti-Mansia, Hungary, Mordvinia and Udmurtia. The main themes of this extraordinary thetare festival will include memory and nostalgia.
ON THE BANKS OF THE VOLGA
12 Dec 2000 - 30 May 2001, Helsinki
Life of a Finno-Ugrian people past and present.
The Finnish artist Agaton Reinholm went on an expedition to the far-away Mari Republic in the 1880s. Bee-keeping, sacrificial groves, nature, and the everyday environment come to life in Reinholm's drawings and paintings. Over a hundred years later, architects from the Helsinki University of Technology returned to Reinholm's landscape and documented the life of today's Mari people from the point of view of architecture. Together with the pictures, this exhibition will present magnificent costumes, evidence of skilled crafts and a respect for traditional culture, taken from the Finnish National Museum's collection.
INFORMATION ON URALKULT FESTIVAL
NB! The home pages of the projects with their links are an excellent source of information!
Please contact: Helsinki City of Culture Foundation, Sirpa Hietanen, Production manager, tel. +358-9-169 4012, fax +358-9-169 4011, e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
http://www.2000.hel.fi/extra User-ID: press, password: access2000
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