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New CD - Sinikka Langeland

ished heaven is the latest ECM release with music by Sinikka Langeland (Norway, 1961), a traditional folk singer and musician, known for combining traditional music with elements of jazz. She plays the Finnish National Instrument kantele (sort of zither), but she is also known for her "runesanger" and traditional "kveding".
The Half-Finished Heaven is truly pan-Nordic music, and she becomes a one-woman Nordic Council when she brings together Finnish and Norwegian jazz and classical performers and sets major Nordic poems to music. This time she sings three poems by Tomas Tranströmer, but her main focus is on newly composed instrumental music, some of which is based on traditional music from Finnskogen.
ECM Records 2377