Sinikka Langeland Concerts
Sinikka Langeland is a renowned Finnish-Karelian musician, singer and kantele player from Finnskogen, Norway. Born on July 13, 1961, she is known for her distinctive style that beautifully blends traditional Scandinavian folk with contemporary jazz elements.
Langeland began her professional career in the mid-1980s and has since released over a dozen albums. Her debut album "Langt Innpå Skoga" was released in 1994, which showcased her unique approach to music. She typically sings in the Finnskog dialect and plays the 39-string concert kantele, a traditional Finnish plucked string instrument.
One of her most notable works is the critically acclaimed album "Starflowers" (2007), which features jazz musicians like Arve Henriksen and Trygve Seim. This album cemented Langeland's place in the international music scene as an artist who seamlessly merges folk traditions with modern improvisational styles.
In addition to her solo work, Sinikka Langeland has collaborated with various artists across different genres. She has worked with Swedish nyckelharpa player Johan Hedin and Norwegian Hardanger fiddle player Nils Økland among others.
Langeland's contributions to music have been recognized by several awards. In 2016, she received the Gammleng Award in the open class category for her exceptional talent and contribution to Norwegian music.