Kardemimmit – Kesäyön valo – Midnight Sun (Kardemimmit, 2018)
Midnight Sun is the fifth album by highly talented Finnish female ensemble Kardemimmit. The quartet delivers an exquisite set of recreated traditional and original songs inspired by Finnish folk music.
Kardemimmit’s sound is characterized by masterfully-crafted vocal harmonies and the spellbinding sounds of the kantele.
The current lineup of Kardemimmit includes Maija Pokela, Jutta Rahmel, Anna Wegelius and Leeni Wegelius on vocals and 15 and 38 stringed kanteles.
The CD booklet includes the original Finnish lyrics and the English-language translations along with song descriptions.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.