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September 2019

“Displaced Sympathies: Finnish Out- and In-Migration Then and Now”: A Musical Lecture with Jimmy Träskelin and Tallari

September 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Memorial Union, 800 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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A lecture and musical performance featuring Jimmy Träskelin and Tallari of the Finnish Folk Music Institute, to mark the publication of the new book Songs of the Finnish Migration (by Thomas DuBois and B. Marcus…

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October 2019

Masculine Ideals: Folklore and Narratives on Men’s Work

October 2, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
University Club, 803 State St.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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The theme of masculinity was a key element in the old Finnish narrative culture. Historically, marriage was a foundation for production and reproduction in rural cultures. Husband and wife formed a team in which the…

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February 2021

Finnish American Music Series: Ralph and Jaana Tuttila, with Tom DuBois and Marcus Cederström

February 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Ralph and Jaana Tuttila, discuss Finnish-American music and dance in the Upper Midwest and perform songs from the Songs of the Finnish Migration: A Bilingual Anthology. Tom DuBois and Marcus Cederström, the book’s editors, offer insights into the significant contribution of songs to our understanding of the Finnish immigrant experience.

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April 2021

Finnish American Music Series: Lyz Jaakola and Finnishinaabe Fusions

April 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Elizabeth “Lyz” Jaakola performs and discusses original compositions in a range of musical genres encompassing her dual Anishinaabe and Finnish American experiences.

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May 2021

Concert: Maja Heurling and Ola Sandström Perform Irrbloss

May 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

In collaboration with the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study, the Sustaining Scandinavian Folk Arts in the Upper Midwest Project is excited to host an online concert featuring Maja Heurling and Ola Sandström on Friday,…

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Zoom & Loom Weave-Along Event

May 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Weaving is an ancient and universal activity that people have used to create basic necessities like clothing and tools as well as express identity and build community. Woven objects and textiles are ubiquitous in daily…

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Concert: Sara Pajunen Performs Finnish and Finnish American Fiddle Tunes

May 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

In collaboration with the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study, the Sustaining Scandinavian Folk Arts in the Upper Midwest project is excited to host an online concert featuring Sara Pajunen on Friday, May 14,…

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June 2021

Finnish American Music Series: Diane Järvi and The Way She Told Her Story

June 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Through songs and poetry from the voices and experiences of Finnish and Finnish-American women, Diane Jarvi shares their resistance, independence, sorrow, strength and legacy.

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August 2021

Finnish American Music Series: Eric Peltoniemi and My Finnish American Musical Life

August 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Minnesota folksinger/songwriter Eric Peltoniemi, a fixture in the folk community for over half a century, sings in Finnish, “Finnglish,” and English, while accompanying himself on the guitar..

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October 2021

Finnish American Music Series: Michael Loukinen and Filming Finnish American Folk Dance Music in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

October 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Michael Loukinen offers clips and insights from his forthcoming film. Commencing with a portrait of the UP’s diverse ethnic music, the film focuses on the cultural history of Finnish American folk dance music in the Copper Country and its vital relationship to musicians in the Twin Cities.

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