SVÄNG
Sväng
Sväng by Juha Reuanen
Sväng @ Babel Med

Songs

from CD Jarruta
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  • country:Finland
  • style(s):Instrumental, Scandinavian
  • label:Galileo MC
  • type:Band, Composer/Songwriter, Small Ensemble
  • gender:male
  • instrumentation:instrumental
  • artist posted by:Triart

Line up

  • Eero Grundström (chromatic, diatonic harmonicas)
  • Eero Turkka (diatonic, chromatic harmonicas)
  • Jouko Kyhälä (Harmonetta; diatonic, chromatic harmonicas)
  • Pasi Leino (base harmonica)

Links

Artist of the year 2019 at Finnish Etno Gaala
nominée to the Nordic Council Music Prize 2019 (www.norden.org)
Showcase @ Kulturbörse Freiburg 2017
showcase @ Babel Med Marseille 2014
showcase @ womex Sevilla 2007

SVÄNG has clearly set new standards when it comes to concerted music on the harmonica - both in terms of repertoire as well as technique. With a sophisticated yet entertaining program of own compositions these harmonica visionaries convince both audience and professional circles around the globe of the unlimited capabilities of this undervalued tiny instrument.

„This brilliant foursome – the harmonica equivalent of the Kronos Quartet – has everything a band needs: awesome playing, a vivid musical imagination, a great gift for entertainment and a deep passion for music. (…) Sväng will take you to musical places you never dreamt existed.“ (songlines)

“A Finnish harmonica quartet! They might sound like a novelty act, but Sväng are writing and playing music that's surprisingly strong on melancholy and pathos. Of course, there's also a great sense of humour and enjoyment in the extraordinary sounds that they bring out of an undervalued instrument - although the word harmonica rather undersells the large bass instrument and chromatic models they've developed. They also write some pretty catchy tunes. Like most of the musicians on the inventive Finnish folk scene, the four members of Svang - Jouko Kyhala, Eero Grundstrom, Pasi Leino and Eero Turkka - have come out of Helsinki's Sibelius Academy. It's probably safe to say they're the world's leading mouth-organ ensemble.” (London Evening Standard)

Latest CD: In trad we trust (Nov. 2020) - "Top 10 album 2020" by songlines magazine

Records

"Karja-La" - SVÄNG

"In trad we trust" - SVÄNG

Concerts

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On Tour

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