Extracts from the set by SANS at WOMAD UK on 26th July 2014
Sanna Kurki-Suonio: vocal.
Andrew Cronshaw: electric zither, marovantele, kantele.
Tigran Aleksanyan: duduk.
Ian Blake: bass clarinet, soprano sax.
SANS's music is a conversation between the ancient Karelian songs that became Finland’s Kalevala, Finnish ballads, the sweeping melodies of Armenia, English folk-song airs, and new composition.
The CD “SANS Live” (Cloud Valley CV2014) was released in April 2014. It’s available direct from http://cloudvalley.com
and through the usual retail and online sources.
“A subtle, at times gently unsettling album in which ancient laments from around the Baltic are fused with themes from England, Scotland and Armenia. Exquisite.' – Robin Denselow, The Guardian
“An entrancing and majestic weave of influences” – World Music Charts Europe
“Beautiful, spacious, haunting, visceral” – Rachel Nelken, Arts Council England
More information, including touring schedules, at http://www.cloudvalley.com/... http://www.facebook.com/SAN...
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