Cambridge Swedish Festival sponsors Nordic concert June 14

Acoustic folk band Kaivama, consisting of the Minneapolis-based duo of fiddler Sara Pajunen and multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Rundman, will perform in Cambridge on June 14.

The Cambridge Swedish Festival (CSF) committee is sponsoring a Nordic concert on Tuesday, June 14, at 7 p.m. at the Cambridge Lutheran Church located on Old North Main.

Featured performers are world-renown Finnish composer and master fiddler Arto Järvelä and the Finnish-American acoustic folk band Kaivama consisting of the Minneapolis-based duo of fiddler Sara Pajunen and multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Rundman. All musicians appear in Cambridge after their featured performances at the Nisswastämma north of Brainerd.

A donation of $5-10 is suggested to attend. All are welcome and the music is suitable for all ages. Coffee will follow the concert.

Järvelä is one of Finland’s most accomplished folk musicians and a third generation fiddler in the Kaustinen tradition. He has represented Finnish music and culture in more than 30 countries and returns to the United States after previous tours with the legendary Finnish fiddle band JPP.

Finnish-American musicians Pajunen and Rundman will perform at Braham Pie Day later in the summer. They have teamed up to form a new folk music duo called Kaivama, which is based on the Finnish word for to delve or dig.

Pajunen’s unique prowess on the fiddle and Rundman’s versatility on guitar, harmonium, piano, and banjo allow the duo to explore a surprising variety of sonic textures. Audiences from performance halls to folk festivals to rock clubs are captivated by their instrumental skill and fresh approach in creating music that is alternately joyous, primitive, experimental, haunting, and time-honored.

For more information about the performing artists visit www.myspace.com/artojarvela and www.kaivama.com.

For Cambridge concert information call 763-689-1211. Other concerts scheduled in the June 8-17 tour occur in Chicago, Decorah, and several Minnesota locations: Nisswa at Nisswastämman, Virginia, Duluth, and at the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis.

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