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Ketsurat

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These six women enchant their audience with their harmonious yet distinguishable voices and strong overall stage presence which is driven by songs that cut straight into your heart. Finnish folk and musical traditions around the world form the core of the Ketsurat repertoire. Instruments, like the kantele, flutes and drums spice up the sound. Read more about us under Ketsurat.


News

3.9.2015

In 2014 one of our original members, Nora, informed that she would take an indefinite break from Ketsurat to give more time to her family. To replace her we were lucky to recruit Maija Kauhanen to Ketsurat. She is a gift for the world’s folk and vocal music and a blessing for Ketsurat. She has an exceptional talent to get on top of all the new things that come along as a member of Ketsurat. We had Maija stand in for Nora in summer 2014 on our gigs in Germany and Switzerland and after that we were sure that she would fit in like a silk glove.

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Purchase

Ilokielet ennällähän

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Our newest album is available from these vendors: 

Laika-Records
Digelius Music
Kansanmusiikkiliitto

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Reviews

Ilokielet ennällähän -album

Very scarcely backed by some instruments, this sextet recorded a wonderful, fresh album. Great matching vocals, convincing solo parts and a variety of styles. It would be very easy to compare the group with the early Värttinä, especially because Mari Kaasinen is one of the producers, but Ketsurat has a very own sound and choice of repertoire. Their power is their open minded way of approaching the music and the fact that the voices match perfectly, but when singing solo they have a very different color. A strong second album by a band that will conquer the world.
FolkWorld 11/2011


Das zur absoluten Spitze der finnischen Vokalensembles zählende Ketsurat bestehend aus sechs Volksliedsängerinnen hat eine außerordentlich lebhafte und fröhliche CD herausgegeben – und diese ist erst ihre zweite. Lieder für ihre CD haben die Vokalistinnen von ihren Reisen um die Welt aus verschiedenen Ländern, wie Portugal, Georgien und Sambien, gewählt. Man muss sich wundern, wie genau die Sängerinnen sich alle diese verschiedenen Arten des Stimmeinsatzes angeeignet haben. Der virtuosenhafte Stimmeinsatz unterscheidet sich kaum von dem der Eingeborenen. Außerdem zeigt das Lied Mäkätys, dass diese Frauen auch Schafe nachahmen können! Das Beste in Ketsurat ist jedoch der außergewöhnlich kraftvoller Klang des Ensembles. Das Ensemble hört sich größer an als es ist, fast wie ein Chor.Helsingin Sanomat, 22 Februar 2012
Mari Koppinen