Sampo Lassila Narinkka has performed successfully in Pori, Validi Karkia -club and in Helsinki, at the Digelius Record Shop concert series. Thanks for the lovely audiences!
In November 6th we will play a full two set concert in Sweden, at the Lund Klezmer Festival, near Malmö.
And in November Narinkka can be heard also in the Suuri Sydänkonsertti -charity concert in the Rock Church (Temppeliaukion kirkko) in Helsinki.
And other interesting things also coming up, more later about these!
The second album of Narinkka has raised in three important world music charts!
In June the album 15th in the World Music Charts Europe and 8th in USA in the Spin the Globe World music charts.
In July the album raised in Top30 in the Transglobal World Music Charts which is an important international chart, where the albums are selected by 50 world music specialists and journalists throughout the world.
Nice reviews in Bangkok Post and Scandinavian music magazine Lira. Also the tune ”Narinkka” is on the Lira’s covermount sample CD.
”Finnish musicians are also up for some experimentation. In Strange Lands is a weird and wonderful collaboration between Finnish musician Sampo Lassilia Narinkka and klezmer musicians. Although he’s a fine double-bass player, he also tries his hand at playing an egg slicer, a rubber boot, a garden rake, patent shoes and even books (really). With fellow hybrid-makers Alaksi Santuvuori (viola) and Harri Kuusijäarvi (accordion), this is a collection that not only surprises musically, but also narrates stories from people’s lives. Recommended for those looking for something different.”
”In Strange Lands is a gem of an album, the kind of soundtrack to life that makes your environment tremble with naiveté and wonder. Lassila, Santavuori, and Kuusijärvi play off each other beautifully, and with great invention so that Sampo Lassila Narinkka’s magical art-compositions settle the listener into the director’s seat.” – Lee Blackstone
RootsWorld is a world music magazine started in 1993, pretty much at the dawn of the term ”world music” as well as the pre-dawn of internet publishing (Maybe this was the first music magazine of any sort published on the www!)