The Guardian / Delicately lucid … Sinikka Langeland The Half-Finished Heaven review – poetry-inspired folk-jazz

 Delicately lucid … Sinikka Langeland John Fordham Thursday 19 February 2015 18.15 GMT Sinikka Langeland is a Norwegian folk-singer who plays the zither-like Finnish kantele, but she regularly collaborates with jazz musicians – including Trygve Seim, who appears alongside classical viola player Lars Anders Tomter and percussionist Markku Ounaskari on this set, partly devoted to the work of Swedish poet […]

Folkbaltica 2012

“Jazzthetik” Jazz-magazine, Germany 13.5. 2012 – Guido Diesing The fusion of old and new by Norwegian duo Sinikka Langeland (kantele, vocals) and Bjørn Kjellemyr (bass) was convincing. Shamanistic rune chants met grooving bass motifs, and Langeland demonstrated how modern a kantele could sound. She also proved how effective these archaic incantations still are today by […]

Folkbaltica 2012

Flensburger Tageblatt 15.5. 2012 – Joachim Pohl Sunday, at last day of the festival , in „Visecafe“  the audience could experience folkBaltica at its best again:The Norwegian duo Sinikka Langeland (kantele, vocals) and Bjørn Kjellemyr (bass). offered  with their new interpretations of old Runesongs fascinating soundexperiences between magic monotonie and forcing rhythms. On top the wonderful voice of the singer, who […]