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Kansanmusiikkiyhdistys Rällä ry

Finland (EU)

Finnish Folk music association Rällä is interested in being a partner in a small-scale cooperation projects. Their expertise lies in folk culture, music and dance plus communal arts and audience development. They are interested in cooperation  with local cultures, traditional cultures & music & dance, digitalization, from local to global, communal arts&music, audience development.

Hailing from Oulu, Finland, Rällä continues skillfully and sensitively the beautiful heritage of traditional music from the vast and sparsely populated arctic Northern Ostrobothnia region. The style of playing is raw but creative, encouraging the arrangements to arise from the spontaneous communication between the musicians. The repertoire consists of mainly traditional tunes from Northern Osthrobothnia, but also include traditional tunes from all over North Finland. A major part of Rällä’s musical identity lies in playing for dance and in the seamless communication between musicians and the dancers. During those intense moments dancers and musicians become one, and can reach a state that can be called flow or trance.

The organization is part of EcoC Oulu2026.

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