The new year has started and we are full of fresh energy. Thus, we will be part of the Internationale Kulturbörse Freiburg from January 21st until 23rd. Come and meet us at our stand, we are looking forward to have many exciting meetings and conversations. In addition we are very proud that ALMA got nominated for the Freiburger Leiter. Thus, they will play a showcase on January 21st on 2:30 p.m. and the award ceremony will be on Tuesday, January 22nd. Our fingers are crossed and bags are packed for Freiburg!
05/12/2018 Helene Blum & Harald Haugaard
It has already become a beloved tradition among Helene Blum, Harald Haugaard and their fans since both musicians are touring through Germany during the Advent season for more than ten years. Every year they bring some selected musicians and play contemplative but also joyful Nordic Tunes in order to sweeten the time until Christmas. This year’s theme is called “Berg und Meer – Ein Weihnachtskonzert zwischen Nordic Folk und Alpenklängen“ and the tour starts on December 5th in the Danish city Faaborg. After a short trip to Austria, Helene Blum and Harald Hauggard will come to Germany together with the Austrian musicians Julia Lacherstorfer and Simon Zöchbau as well as Sophie Abraham (Netherlands) and Mattias Pérez (Sweden). They perform their unique show that combines Nordic Folk with alpine sounds in Ravensburg, München, Dresden, Leipzig, Berlin, Flensburg and Minden. You can find all information about the tour dates and venues here.
On Thursday, November 29th the four Swedish singers will start touring in Germany with their recent album “Isen Sjunger”. The record contains atmospheric Christmas tunes and winter songs. The four musicians will present them live in Germany for the first time. There is even another joyful reason to come on tour as Kraja are celebrating their 15th band anniversary. The “Isen Sjunger” tour will lead the vocal quartet to Hamburg, Erfurt, Schwäbisch-Hall and Stuttgart. It’s the perfect attunement for the contemplative Christmas time. You can find more information about locations and tickets here.
18/11/2018 Dreamers' Circus
On November 24th Dreamers‘ Circus will be part of the folkBALTICA-Windmondkonzert in Husum. The concert starts at 6:30 p.m. at the city’s exhibition centre and should help shorten the long time until the next folkBALTICA festival edition in May 2019 begins. It consists of two parts. First, the folkBALTICA-Ensemble will perform before Ale Carr, Nikolaj Busk und Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen – aka Dreamers‘ Circus – enter the stage. Their positive, energetic music and their juvenile charme will lighten up every day in November, as dark as it may be. We are happy that Dreamers’ Circus join the Windmond show! The concert is already sold out.
20/10/2018 Johanna Juhola Reaktori
The Finnish artist now shows her skills in composing music for theatre. The play called TUHOUTUMATTOMAT Die Unverwüstlichen: Ein Spiel von Mode und Vergänglichkeit will be premiered on November, 3rd at the Ballhaus im Nordpark in Düsseldorf. The libretto has been written by Friederike Felbeck who also directs it. „Die Unverwüstlichen“ deals with questions as „How old can we get?“ or „How will we be aging in the future?“. It tells the story of a young fashion designer who joins forces with a gang of more than 100-year-old actors and singers. The play will be on stage again on November, 4th also at the Ballhaus and on November, 22nd in Duisburg.
15/10/2018 Helene Blum & Harald Haugaard
On October 18th Helene Blum & Harald Haugaard are invited to Bremen in order to play two exclusive concerts. The duo performs before noon in Bremen’s town hall on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Danish consulate under the presence of the Dubbers-Albrecht family. In the afternoon Blum & Haugaard make their musical contribution at the pre-opening of the Hans Christian Andersen exhibition at the Kunsthalle. Therefore, both have developed a special program consisting of some texts by Andersen which they frame with their music. On both occasions Princess Benedikte of Denmark will be present.
The five musicians will be part of the Internationale Kulturbörse in Freiburg several times. During the trade fair that lasts from January 20th until January 23rd 2019 Alma will play a live set in front of Kulturbörse’s trade visitors on Monday, January 21st. Therefore the band was chosen by the jury. Furthermore, the band is nominated for the Freiburger Leiter. The ladder-shaped award represents the trade mark of the Kulturbörse and the winners will be honored on Tuesday, January 22nd at 12 a.m. The award is handed out in the three categories music, performing art and street theatre.
25/09/2018 Johanna Juhola Reaktori
We are very happy to announce that Johanna Juhola is nominated for the Finnish Ethno Award in the category „Artist of the Year“. The award ceremony will be hosted at the Ethnogala on January 10th 2019 at Tavastia Club in Helsinki. Artists from folk, world music and folk dance will be decorated in the categories „Artists of the Year“, „Newcomer“, Producer of the Year“ and more. We keep our fingers crossed.
Not only our artists are touring through Germany during the next months. We will also introduce ourselves on several occasions. First will be the Reeperbahn-Festival from September 19th until 22nd in Hamburg. Next stop is on October 15th and 16th in Bielefeld at the Inthega-Theatermarkt. Afterwards you can meet us at the most important international professional market of world music of every kind, WOMEX, from October 24th until 28th in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Last but not least we will be part of the Danish-Vibes--Showcase in Hamburg on November 22nd. We are looking forward to meet you!
No less than three of our bands will perform at Festival-Mediaval in September in the Bavarian city Selb! Euzen will play on September 7th, followed by Garmarna (on our picture) and Triakel on September 9th. It is the only chance for Triakel fans seeing their darlings in Germany this year! As this year is also Festival Mediaval’s 11th edition, the organizer have chosen the motto “Best-of-10-Years“ in order to invite the best bands and artists from the last decade. Since there will be no comparable get-together of musicians and fans of medieval music in the near future in Germany, we are very happy to have three of our artists performing different styles of Nordic Folk in Selb!