Anna Murtola, born in Oulu, North of Finland is the world’s northernmost flamenco singer. Considered as one of the pioneers of Finnish flamenco singing, the singer has found her own strong voice as an interpreter of this passionate Spanish tradition. Murtola is also known as a versatile and charismatic performer who is constantly reaching out across genre and culture borders.
”The brightest star of flamenco singing in Finland” Tampere Flamenco Festival 2016
" This kind of artists do not come out of nowhere. In their art there is a depth and finely mysterious and new cultural view, brought by digging into their subject over a long time as well as personally experiencing it." Eeva Kauppinen, Kaleva Newspaper 2018
"Once again a good reminder of what kind of various high quality music today's Finland has to offer." Pekka Laine, Yle Radio 1 2018
Flamenco singer Anna Murtola's solo project Fuego Por Dentro - The Fire Within focuses on the core of flamenco music: the strong, yet delicate power of the human voice. Murtola's debut solo album "Fuego Por Dentro" (Alba Records) was released in October 2018.
Guitar: Joonas Widenius
Joonas Widenius is a Finnish flamenco and fusion guitarist and composer. He is considered to be one of the most promising flamenco guitarists in his country and his distinctive style has earned a warm welcome from both the critics and the audiences.
Double bass: Hannu Rantanen
Rantanen is a widely experienced bassist who has worked with numerous Finnish artists and groups such as the folk music group Värttinä.
Percussions: Karo Sampela
Sampela is a Finnish percussionist and drummer who works in Spain with some of the biggest stars of Spanish flamenco such as Carmen Linares.