Vilma Timonen Quartet received the Etno-Emma 2009 award for their "Forward"-album. Emma awards were delivered at the glimmering Emma-gala which was held in the Peacock Theater in Helsinki 4.2.2010. Congratulations!!
Trepaanit and Vilma Timonen Quartet were nominated for the Etno-Emmas (Finnish equivalent for Grammys)! Nice! Good luck!The Emma winners will be announced on the 4th of February at Emma Gaala 2010 which will take place at the Peacock-theater in Helsinki.
October 27th 2009
Ääniä Records will be attending the WOMEX 2009 World Music Expo 28.-31.10.2009. Check us out at the Nordic Area CH4 stand with the rest of the Finns!
September 14nd 2009
July 22nd 2009
July 22nd 2009
June 5th 2009
Stick-kantele-orchestra Sytyke won the first price in the category of professional groups in 15th National Kantele Competition held in Tampere 3.-5.6.2009. Also Brelo thrived and became second in their category! Congratulations!
March 16th 2009
January 27th 2009
Äijä and Jouhiorkesteri were nominated for the Etno-Emmas (Finnish equivalent for Grammys)! The Emma winners will be announced on the 14th of March at the Kulttuuritalo in Helsinki. The Emma gala will be aired on YLE 1 from 19.40 onwards. Good luck dudes!www.emmagaala.fi
January 9th 2009
One of the Ääniä's recent signings, the ever–so–lovely Polka Chicks was nominated as the "Band of the Year" at Kaustinen Folk Music Festival 2009. Congratulations Chicks!
Happy New Year! Taito will be very busy recording, mixing and mastering seven new full-length Ääniä releases during this year:
July 1st 2008
Jouhiorkesteri has been invited to perform in the official showcase programme of WOMEX World Music Expo. Womex takes place October 29 - November 2, 2008 in Sevilla, Spain. Jouhiorkesteri was one of the first confirmed showcase acts announced by Womex in mid-July. This is a significant achievement: the Womex showcase programme is highly competitive, and hundreds of acts apply for showcase possibility every year. Only about 40 performers are elected to the selection, which often does not favor acts from European countries.
Several of the invited professionals at the showcase were influential also at Womex, and they were impressed about Finnish contemporary folk music, jouhikko and Jouhiorkesteri.
Womex World Music Expo is the most significant gathering of world music professionals. Each year, around 3000 gatekeepers including promoters, agents, record companies and media from all over the world attend Womex.
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