Annika Mändmaa Bänd

Annika Mändmaa Bänd are a multi instrumentalist, modern, traditional group from Estonia, who have come together to showcase Estonian music especially for AIHF. All musicians play Estonia’s harp-hiiu kannel. Annika also plays kannel (small 8-string harp), bone whistle, clay whistle, stro flute, and goat horn. Annika teaches music and instrument making at the vibrant Viljandi Folk Music Centre. Ramo Teder along with Marko Veisson have many collaborations and have recorded and toured widely in Europe. Ramo has created music for films and theatre, as an artist he has had many solo exhibitions. Marko is an anthropologist and lecturer at the Viljandi Culture Academy. Composer Kulno Malva plays accordion and bagpipes. His current work combines modern sound effects with unusual traditional Estonian instruments such as sansula, ocarina and lokupill. Kulno has been a delegate in the last two WOMEX world music expos.

Is grúpa traidisiúnta il-uirlise, comhaimseartha as an Eastóin iad Annika Mändmaa Bänd, agus tá siad tagtha le chéile chun ceol na hEastóine a chur i láthair go speisialta ag Féile Chruite Acla. Seinneann gach ceoltóir cruit na hEastóine, hiiu kannel. Seinneann Annika Kannel (cruit bheag le 8 dtéad), feadóg chnáimhe, feadóg chré, feadóg mhór stro agus adharc ghabhair. Múineann Annika ceol agus déantús uirlisí ag Lárionad Ceol Tíre Viljandi. Tá go leor comhsaothar déanta ag Ramo Teder agus Marko Veisson le chéile, agus tá an-chuid taifeadtaí agus turas déanta acu ar fud na hEorpa. Tá ceol cumtha ag Ramo do scannáin agus don amharclann, agus tá go leor taispeántais aonair mar ealaíontóir déanta aige. Is antraipeolaí agus léachtóir ag Acadamh Cultúrtha Viljandi é Marko. Seinneann an cumadóir Kilno Malva an bosca ceoil agus an phíb mhór. Meascann an obair atá ar bun aige faoi láthair éifeachtaí fuaime le huirlisí traidisiúnta neamhghnácha na hEastóine, mar an sansula, ocarina agus lokupill. Bhí Kulno ina thoscaire ag an dá cheann deireanach de mhóraonach ceol domhanda WOMEX.