DUO MAIJA KAUHANEN & JOHANNES GEWORKIAN HELLMAN
Two highly acclaimed young artists from the Nordic contemporary folkmusic scene join forces and invites the listener to a magical journey full of surprises. A musical meeting between Finnish kantele player and singer, Maija Kauhanen, and the Swedish hurdy-gurdy player Johannes Geworkian Hellman.
With virtuosity and a very strong musical connection the duo creates a world of sounds that you have never experienced before. Maija and Johannes make ancient instruments come alive when creating new music that touches the listener. The music is archaic and progressive and has influences from many genres. From the very small and sensitive sounds to the most powerful ones, this duo plays directly from their hearts to the audience.
Maija Kauhanen – Saarijärvi kantele, voice
Johannes Geworkian Hellman – hurdy-gurdy