Global Fest 2017: Zane Pērkone – Will you marry me?

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 17:00 to 17:50
Music Centre, Alalämpiö
Free entry
Global Fest 7–9 Dec 2017

This is the story of one Woman’s difficult life: a forced marriage, an alcoholic husband, a brother who goes to war and never returns, and the biggest problem of all, the pie that was baked too thin and peppery. The great Latvian folk singer Augusts Lācis recorded these songs in the year 1970, and now you can hear them brought to life through creative arrangements and re-interpretations by Zane Pērkone.

Zane Pērkone - voice, bagpipes, soundbox, kokle;

Minna Koskenlahti - percusions

Justīne Jaudzema - voice

Nelli Ikola-Heiska - violin, voice

Roser Gabriel - accordion

Ulla-Sisko Jauhiainen - voice, kantele

Aino Ruotanen - kantele

Sanni Virta - kantele

Hanna Ryynänen - kantele

Natalia Castrillón - harp

Augusts Lācis choir (Latvian-Finnish choir "Ziemeļmeita" and friends)


Global Fest 7–9 Dec 2017

Global Fest 2017 is the second edition of an annual festival featuring students, teachers and alumni representing the Sibelius Academy’s Global Music Programme. The programme embraces cultural diversity and aims to cultivate intercultural communication, understanding and collaboration through music and the arts. Expect a feast of dynamic and inspiring concerts, workshops and pop-up events featuring performers from around the world celebrating the diversity of our planet.

Further information:
Janne Ikäheimo, 040 710 4344, janne.ikaheimo(at)