Wed. 17.2.2016 at 21.30 Corner’s Pub, Hotel Seurahuone
Riitta Kossi: ”We have no home; we are just guests. Fate moves us in strange ways, but never home.”
Riitta Kossi was born in Himango. Her musical journey as a member of Värttinä has taken her from the plains of Central Ostrobothnia, throughout Europe and to the United States. Värttinä can name among its accolades the 1992 Emma Prize.
A life of being on the road has led Kossi to explore American-Finnish emigrant stories and music originating in the 1920s. Her soulful crooning captures the yearning and melancholy in a waltz – yet easily can master the heartiness of a sleigh-song and the joy of a polka, to which she brings her own touch.
The evening will continue after the show to the tune of folk music. Expect lots of jamming among music students from Centria and the city conservatory, including among them some who have toured the world. The stage is open to all!