Finn Hall and friends
Finn Hall with special guests Diane Jarvi and the Saana Ensemble present an evening of delectable Finnish music with a focus on Finnish tango, interspersed with other dances. There will be plenty of room for both dancers and for those who wish to sit and listen, and soak up the atmosphere.
Finn Hall is a group of musicians (Cheryl Paschke, Al Reko, Dennis Halme, Mary Oberg Hanf, Ralph Tuttila and Johanna Doty) dedicated to preserving the feel and sounds
of dances at the Finn Halls found in most Finnish-American communities in the late 1800's
into the 1950's.
A singer, songwriter, guitarist and
kantele player, Diane Jarvi is a versatile performer of folk and world
music. In addition to her own compositions, Jarvi is known for her intimate
and authentic interpretations of tangos, waltzes, gypsy music, ballads,
swing and cabaret songs from Finland, France, Germany, Cabo Verde, Brazil,
Mexico and the U.S.
Saana Ensemble is a vocal group
featuring five Finnish women who live in the Twin Cities. Performing
a’cappella music, from Finnish traditional folk tunes to popular music
from the 1940s to the present, they aim to promote little known Finnish
popular music for audiences who are interested in ethnic music as well
as entertain the Finnish-American community.
Finnish tango lessons at 7:30 pm
Dance at 8 pm
Tickets available at the door.
This activity is made possible in part by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board, through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008, and a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota.