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KAMA Kollektiv is the qroup around young Finnish singer and trumpet player Kirsi-Marja “Kiki” Harju. The word KAMA is Finnish for “things” or “stuff”, and it describes what the band’s music is about: the small things in life that are often so easily overlooked.
Kiki tells stories – some in Finnish, some in English – about love and transformation, forests and animals, small everyday pleasures, and a mystical, romantic view of nature. The music is a mesmerizing mixture of jazz, Scandinavian folk and indie pop. It takes you on a journey to fabulous lands and intense emotions. The band is based in Amsterdam, but Kiki’s songs are full of memories of the beautiful landscapes, dark forests and the icy frost of her homeland, Finland.
KOTI is the title of KAMA Kollektiv’s first album, which is Finnish for “home.” The group’s four musicians grew up in Finland, Israel, Germany and the Netherlands, but they now all chose Amsterdam as their haven. Life experience has taught Kiki that home is more than a physical location. It is is a feeling, a conception and most importantly, trust. And, after all, the band mates’ friendship also creates a feeling of being home, away from home. We invite you to share that feeling through our concerts and music.
Bandleader, composer, vocalist and trumpetist Kiki, has an active and diverse background in the Finnish music scene, but the past 4 years she has spent in Amsterdam studying in the local conservatory. Throughout her career she has been interested and involved in projects that promote original material and unique fusions in music.
Jetse de Jong is young and versatile pianist from Arnhem, the Netherlands. Next to KAMA Kollektiv and his own trio (which is releasing its first album in the end of 2019) he is an active and popular session musician and involved in projects that represent large variety of musical genres.
Even though the Israeli drummer Yoad “Santeri” Korach has a jazz-based education, he took part throughout his carrier in a broad range of musical projects. With every new project he takes part in, he tries to incorporate all the different styles in order to make fresh and unique style.
Jonathan Nagel is trained as jazz bass player, but over the last years he has been active in various improvised and interdisciplinary performance contexts in the experimental art scenes of Berlin, Copenhagen and Amsterdam as well as all over Europe.
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By people who only partly open their ears (or their minds for that matter), his music has been defined being ‘chaotic’.
The opposite is true, however: it is strongly organised music and all one needs to be able to do is count past four (and not forget about prime numbers).
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KIKI-O is a sympathique and fresh Finnish band which plays Kirsi-Marja Harju's music. Songs are little tales of everyday life's little moments, and musically they are attempted to mix old and new. There are influences for example from jazz, pop and finnish folk music. Singing language is finnish. The band is formed in autumn 2013 in Helsinki. Individual, but still natural outcome arises from not only Harju's minds landscapes but also from every player's visions and influences, from musicalelements which band members have grown up with. Let us take you to a trip from crosswalks of Helsinki to Marian's grave, from there to snowy landscape and even all the way to the sun!
Kirsi-Marja Harju: voice, trumpet, compositions and lyrics
Eetu Palomäki: piano
Maria Lamminen: bass
Otto Poutiainen: guitar
Johannes Pakkala: drums
Duo Kiki-J is fresh, original and professional duo with two people but four instruments: trumpet, vocals, piano and flute. With different combinations we are able to keep our repertoire always fresh and interesting. Jazz standards, classic pop songs with own arrangements, our own compositions…..you name it and this duo will make it unforgettable!
Kirsi-Marja Harju: vocals, trumpet
Juho Valjakka: piano, flute
Waris band has raised from Mr. Waris’s love towards music and word art. Delicate but fierce pop/folk is going to take you for a trip to deep personal experience which is still universal in it’s humanity: love, nostalgia, furious exuberance. Humorous Finnophone compositions, with which is easy to identify yourself, are making you both laugh and set some tears.
Juuso Waris – vocals, acoustic guitar
Mikko Patama – keys, vocals
Heikki Hänninen – electric guitar, vocals
Philip Holm – bass, vocals
Joel Kallio – percussion,vocals
Aleksi Koivu – drums
Kirsi-Marja Harju – trumpet, vocals
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