Kaivamato Brings Finnish-American Folk to the Loft

What: Finnish-American Folk Band Kaivamato
When: Monday (April 11) at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Bohemian Art Loft, 3304-B Bechelli Lane, Redding, CA 96002. (530-229-7818)
Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for students

Minneapolis, MN – Violinist Sara Pajunen and multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Rundman have teamed up to form a new folk music duo called KAIVAMA. The band is founded on Pajunen and Rundman’s common Finnish ancestry and performs original compositions and inventive and energetic arrangements of traditional folk tunes from the Nordic countries. The name KAIVAMA stems from the Finnish word “kaivaa,” to delve or dig.

Pajunen’s virtuosity on the fiddle and Rundman’s versatility on guitar, harmonium, piano, and banjo allow KAIVAMA to explore a surprising variety of sounds. Excited to represent a new generation of Finnish-American performers, KAIVAMA brings the melodies of their Nordic heritage to fans of modern classical music, bluegrass, and indie rock.

KAIVAMA will tour the West Coast in April in support of their self-titled debut CD. Performances are open to all ages. 

Performing for the first time less than a year ago, KAIVAMA has been received with great enthusiasm by Nordic communities in America, and by listeners in Finland too. Within a few months of their public debut they were featured on Finland’s national YLE radio network, and have appeared on the Finnish-American television program “Suomi Kutsuu” on WLUC-TV 6 in Marquette, MI. Audiences in performance halls, folk festivals and rock clubs are captivated by this youthful duo’s instrumental skill and fresh approach in creating music that is alternately joyous, primitive, experimental, haunting, and time-honored.

 -from press release

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