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Arto Järvelä / Press

“Arto & Antti Järvelä *Os Fera Liluli* CD out! Cousins Arto and Antti Järvelä are musicians hailing from the famous Järvelä family from Kaustinen. Järvelä fiddlers have been fiddling in front line of Ostrobothnian weddings for generations and nothing seems to get on the way of their musical virus. First known fiddler in line was Juho Järvelä (1794-1837). Lot of heritage comes from grandma Martta's (born Kentala) side too. The first fiddler we know of was Juho Wirkkala. Juho got a 5 mark fine for playing fiddle in a dance one Sunday eve in 1726. Growing up in a musical family means growing up in a respect for traditions and history. Arto's and Antti's musical focus focus is naturally in Ostrobothnia (the eastern shore of the Bothnia gulf). Dance and ceremonial tunes are still a major part of their music. International travelling and jamming have influenced their music but one can still hear the connection to their roots. www.facebook.com/artoandantti www.myspace.com/artoandant”

Arto Järvelä - Os Fera Liluli

“New CD: Arto & Antti Järvelä 'Os Fera Liluli' (OArtCD8) released! Cousins Arto and Antti Järvelä are musicians hailing from the famous Järvelä family from Kaustinen. Järvelä fiddlers have been fiddling in front line of Ostrobothnian weddings for generations and nothing seems to get on the way of their musical virus. Growing up in a musical family means growing up in a respect for traditions and history. This CD lifts up some of Arto's and Antti's favorite fiddlers. The focus is naturally in Ostrobothnia (the eastern shore of the Bothnia gulf). Dance and ceremonial tunes are still a major part of their music. International travelling and jamming have influenced their music but one can still hear the connection to their roots. Arto and Antti have been making music together with different constellations constellations throughout the years. They also teach their music and traditions both home and abroad. Now is the time for new adventures with this duo.”

“Sata vuotta sitten siirtolaiset muuttivat Suomesta Pohjois-Amerikan Suurten järvien rannoille. Tänään Arto Järvelä & Kaivama kuroo kiinni vuosisadan yhdistäen suomalaisen ja amerikansuomalaisen kansanmusiikin. Arto Järvelä, yksi Suomen tunnetuimmista viulupelimanneista, kaivautuu musiikin ytimeen yhdessä minneapolislaisen Kaivama -duon kanssa. Kaivamassa soittavat Sara Pajunen ja Jonathan Rundman, joiden esi-isät työskentelivät kaivoksilla. Tällä CD:llä kuullaan perinteistä ja uutta musiikkia sekä vanhalta että uudelta mantereelta. Arto Järvelä on esiintynyt Amerikassa jo vuodesta 1988 lähtien ja hänen soittamansa musiikki oli perusohjelmistoa Saralle ja Jonathanille, kun he perustivat duonsa 2010. Sara saapui tuolloin stipendin turvin Suomeen opiskelemaan suomalaista pelimannimusiikkia ja vieraili myös Arton luona Ulvilassa. Saran palattua Amerikkaan Kaivama äänitti ensimmäisen CD:nsä, jolla Art”

“ JPP 30 yrs anniversary tour performances in USA SEP 15 St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN SEP 16 Crystal Theatre, Crystal Falls, MI SEP 17 Sacred Heart Music Center, Duluth, MN SEP 18 Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis, MN SEP 19 Vesterheim Museum, Decorah, IA SEP 20 Landfall Festival, Cedar Rapids, IA SEP 21-22 Lotus Festival, Bloomington, IN SEP 23-24 Chicago World Music Festival, Chicago, IL JPP lineup: Timo Alakotila - harmonium, Antti Järvelä - double bass, Arto Järvelä, Mauno Järvelä, Matti Mäkelä, Tommi Pyykönen - fiddles www.thejpp.fi www.myspace.com/thejppband www.www.facebook.com/groups/5600268910/”

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