24 February 2010
Last Friday we went to the packed Kuudes Linja club in Helsinki and were treated to a fantastic show by Yona, a singer-songwriter (pictured) backed up by a chamber-folk ensemble of strings, piano, jazz percussion and the occasional trumpet. I ended up buying the group's CD, Pilvet Liikkuu, Minä En ("The Clouds Move, I Do Not," if I understand the title correctly) which has been in fairly regular rotation at home since. Here in "Syyssävelmä" ("Autumn Melody") Yona and co. are definitely engaged with Finland's grand tradition of melancholic ballroom music, but are doing something pretty fresh and contemporary too.
Yona - Syyssävelmä