Emoticons for kantele players by Anna Kovaleva in Kipinä magazine
The Kantele-GO! project and the "Periodika" publishing house have started to publish the "Emoticons for Young Kantele Players" by Anna Kovaleva in the "Kipinä" magazine.
The kantele study guide that helps to learn essential exercises for five string kantele technique, was developed by Anna Kovaleva, the kantele teacher from Kondopoga Children's School of Art , the leader of the "Pikkurilli" folk ensemble and a constant partner of the Kantele-GO! project, and published by the Kantele-GO! project back in 2021. Since then this charming study guide has been disseminated among kantele students of children's music schools in the Republic of Karelia, Leningrad oblast and Tver Oblast in Russia.
The readers of the "Kipinä" magazine published in Karelian language, can get acquainted with the kantele emoticons going through the four issues of their favorite edition. the translation of the publication was performed by Maria Spitsina, the chief editor of the "Oma Mua" newspaper and the "Kipinä" magazine.
The "Kantele-GO! project is grateful to the general manager of the "Periodika" publishing house Natalia Sinitskaya, the chief editor of the "Periodika" publishing house Yana Filimonkova and the interpreteur Maria Spitsina for their support to the project.
Project partners: The Karelian National Song and Dance Ensemble Kantele (Russia), University of Eastern Finland, Runosong Academy (Finland), National School of Arts named after V. Kalaberda of Pryazha District (Russia).
The Kantele-GO! project is financed by the European Union, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Finland within the framework of the Karelia CBC Programme.