Frigg – Perinte / Heritage (2023)
Finnish music ensemble Frigg will release their latest album Perintö / Heritage on May 23, 2023. The music of this group is a testament to their deep understanding and knowledge of traditional playing styles. Combining old and new techniques with unparalleled expertise and the perfect amount of emotion, they have created a masterpiece that spotlights the best of Finnish folk music.
Frigg’s music embodies the essence of traditional folk music, emphasizing the importance of recognizing and valuing individual playing styles. The band takes a respectful approach to their music, giving each song from different regions of Finland a unique and individual touch. Some are adorned with playful ornaments, while others celebrate with rhythmic, syncopated bowing. Plus, it relies on the power of simple drone hypnosis, if the spirit of the song allows it.
Their repertoire includes polskas, waltzes and other dance pieces arranged for both whole bands and small groups. Despite its simplicity, Frigg’s interpretations are intricately crafted by artistic arrangements and instrumental flair, representing a true cultural heritage that is alive and thriving. Perintö / Heritage is an elegant work of art that you can enjoy while sitting, lying down or dancing.
The composition of the band is Tommi Asplund, terror hvaroma, Arena Jarbelaand Esco Jarbela About fiddle and harmonium Juho Kivibuli at the base, Topi Korhonen with a guitar and Petri ProudAbout cittern and mandolin. All of them contributed their vast musical expertise to create this wonderful album.
author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero and Luis Angel have dedicated their lives to the fascinating art of musical exploration. His tireless efforts have paved the way for extraordinary adventures, including the creation of his two online his portals, worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Additionally, Angel is the proud co-founder of the Transglobal World Music Charts, a respected organization that celebrates the kaleidoscopic tapestry of global sound. Additionally, he ventured into the record business, producing his albums and compilations for world music studios. His work has been published on his Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts and Music of the World.