Kantele seminar at the Regional Council of North Karelia
On March 11, 2020 working meeting on present state of kantele preforming took place at the Regional Council of North Karelia, Finland. The Kantele-GO! project coordinatot Prof. Pekka Suutari took part in the meeting. The meeting was held by an expert Pentti Ojajärvi. The participants of the meeting - Joensuu cultural director and a musician Sari Kaasinen, kantele producers Hannu Koistinen and Anttu Koistinen, kantele pedagogues Saila Kinnunen, Heta Laakkonen, Anna-Maija Kekki, Kirsi Uutinen and Anni Pesonen - discussed kantele development and preservation issues.
The Kantele-GO! project coordinatot Prof. Pekka Suutari presented the Karelia CBC project and invited the participants of the meeting to join the project team efforts on kantele music development and kantele instrument preservation.