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Sommelo Ethno Music Festival

Sommelo is an international Ethno Music Festival in Kainuu, Finland and in Viena Karelia, Russia. Sommelo will introduce an enthusiastic encounter of contemporary ethno musicians and traditional runo singers.

Programme information

Ticket prices vary depending on the event. Many of the events like seminars, art exhibitions and some concerts have free admission.

Themes of Sommelo Ethno Music Festival in 2021, which is 15 years anniversary of the festival, are Africa, Russia, kantele, runosong, accordion and choir singing.

On wednesday june, 30th festival opening program takes place in Kuhmo. Africa is the theme of the first day.

Thursday july, 1st theme of the day is runosong. The theme shall be handled in seminar and in concerts.

Festival programme continues in Kuhmo on friday july 2nd, and the themes are accordion and kantele. On Saturday 3rd the themes are choir singing and Russia. The festival goes to Viena Karelia on Sunday 4th of july, where concerts take place in small villages during the next three days. Sommelo is arranging a festival trip for tourists to the concerts in Russian side of the border.

The programme consists of nearly 40 concerts, workshops, and seminars.

Price / person
starting from

5 €

Season

Summer

Programme description

The programme consists of nearly 40 concerts, workshops and seminars. Kuhmo is the main venue for the Sommelo Festival in the province of Kainuu. The seminars, training courses and the majority of the concerts on the Finnish side will take place there. Festival venues in Viena Karelia include villages of Vuokkiniemi, Uhtua, Haikola and Jyskyjärvi.

Detailed programme

Themes of Sommelo Ethno Music Festival in 2021 are Africa, Russia, kantele, runosong, accordion and choir singing.

On wednesday june, 30th festival opening program takes place in Kuhmo. The theme of the forst day is Africa.

Thursday july, 1st theme of the day is runosong.

Festival programme continues in Kuhmo on friday july 2nd with the theme of accordion and kantele. On Saturday 3rd the theme s are Russia and choir singing. The festival programme continues in Viena Karelia on Sunday 4th of July, where concerts take place in small villages during the next three days.

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Sommelo Ethno Music Festival

Sommelo Ethno Music Festival

Price / person starting from

5 €

Season

Summer

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