Emmi Kujanpää & Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares Vocal Academy
NANI - VOICES OF FEMALE GODDESSES
Finnish folk singer and kantele player Emmi Kujanpää performs music from her solo album Nani together with Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares Vocal Academy, the youth section of Bulgaria's famous choir Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares.
Nani was released in the beginning of 2020 (Nordic Notes/Sibelius Academy), and it consists of Kujanpää's solo vocals and instrumental kantele parts which engage in dialogue with the choir parts performed by Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares Vocal Academy.
Lyrically, the album addresses ancient goddesses, and Balto-Finnic and Bulgarian female folk singing traditions merge on the album to create a unified whole. Musically, themes of violence and #metoo experiences are expressed through vocal ornamentation, screaming, traditional lamentations and dissonance. Emmi Kujanpää is responsible for the compositions, and the vocal and tonal language unique to her combines serious topics with a music containing deeper meaning, filled with the beauty and wonder of life.