Monson Summerfest to feature Russian Sattuma band

Posted July 15, 2013, at 4:22 p.m.

Saturday, July 20, 2013 12:30 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location: Monson Municipal Building, Main Street, Monson, Maine

For more information: 997-3268

MONSON, Maine — Sattuma, a Karelian Folk Band will perform at Monson’s SummerFest, at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, in front of the Monson Municipal Building on Main Street in Monson.

Sattuma, a family folk music group from Petrozavodsk, the Republic of Karelia, Northwest Russia, has been engaging audiences in songs and tunes from the Finnish, Karelian and Russian traditions.

They have a huge following, both in the Finnish community and the general American population in the United States and in Finland, Russia, Sweden, Estonia, Germany and The Netherlands.

Sattuma has performed at schools, colleges and concert halls in New England. They were featured performers at the 2005 Grand Finn Fest, this year’s U.S. and Canadian Finnish Festivals. Sattuma has also performed on the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center and at the Finnish Embassy in Washington DC.

Their program will include instrumental music such as polkas, waltzes, shottish and traditional songs from Karelia, Ingria, Finland, sung in local dialects.

Sattuma also composes its own songs in a folk style using arrangements with traditional elements. They also compose tunes with more modern rhythms.

For information call 997-3268.