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 Hedningarna -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Hedningarna performed at the (Click link for more info and facts about Roskilde Festival) Roskilde Festival in the presence of 20 000 people on the second largest stage.
In 1995 Hedningarna toured (A group of culturally related countries in northern Europe; Finland and Iceland are sometimes considered Scandinavian) Scandinavia and abroad.
Hedningarna played live to a dance performance based on their music, made and performed by Flying Foot Forum in (Largest city in Minnesota; located in southeastern Minnesota on the Mississippi river; noted for flour mills; one of the Twin Cities) Minneapolis, USA.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/h/he/hedningarna.htm   (759 words)

 Hedningarna, 1989-2003
In the particular case of Hedningarna, each of their albums has a distinctive character to it, and a listener unfamiliar with the band would get a good sense of what each album is like if two or three songs from it were strung together.
If anything, people unfamiliar with Hedningarna who pick up this CD and are entranced by the sound should be strongly encouraged to purchase their other albums, because there is plenty more where that came from.
Hedningarna are one of the essential bands of the last fifteen years, and while 1989-2003 could have better, it does reflect enough of the band's many strengths to warrant a close inspection from any musically adventurous listener.
www.greenmanreview.com /cd/cd_hedningarna_19892003.html   (1010 words)

 Hedningarna: Hedningarna 1989-2003 - PopMatters Music Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
I've since heard that many of Hedningarna's songs are written as stories told by wilderness creatures -- animals, wolves and horses, and the humans who live far apart from civilized society in a place where birds stare down from the skies.
Hedningarna 1989-2003 is not for listening to during a car commute (unless you're pedal to the metal and want to leave Helsinki behind).
But Hedningarna is better listened to on a cold evening when the stars are frozen in the sky -- when you're huddled with a group of friends all wearing bearskin mittens around a log fire, and the honeyed mead is served in elk horns.
www.popmatters.com /music/reviews/h/hedningarna-19892003.shtml   (910 words)

 World Music Central - CD Review: Hedningarna 1989-2003
Hedningarna (a Swedish word for heathen) eventually married traditional acoustic Swedish music with techno-beats and this rave consciousness comes through on the 1997 release, Hippjokk which includes the original trio along with guest vocalist Wimme.
Hedningarna, a forerunner of groups such as the Swedish band, Garmarna and Sami yoikster Wimme could be credited for the folk-roots-techno craze that is currently being exported out of most of the Scandinavian countries.
Hedningarna unwittingly cultivated the soil and planted seeds that have emerged as a new musical consciousness that revives traditional music and presents it to a younger audience.
www.worldmusiccentral.org /article.php?story=20030611110345699   (548 words)

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Hedningarna writes and performes the music to a six hour piece called "The great wrath" by Peter Oscarsson.
Hedningarna first album is released at Alice Records.
In February 1993 Hedningarna recives a Grammy and standing ovations at the ceremony.
www.silence.se /hedningarna/history.html   (132 words)

 Amazon.com: Trä: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
While Hedningarna mine territory that other Swedish bands such as Garmarna do, the sound on this record is their own, full and wild and a studio creation that never sounds overproduced.
Hedningarna is Swedish for "The Heathens," standing for the group's radical reinterpretation of Scandinavian folk music.
Hedningarna managed through their application of modern techniques to the most tradional of Scandanavian folk instruments to produce something that sounded and sounds quite otherworldly.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0000067IO?v=glance   (2346 words)

 Finland Music Reviews
Hedningarna's mix of traditional and modern instruments showed the limitlessness of folk traditions.
Hedningarna fans might be disappointed at the absence of jaw-clenching moments, but the album is a well-done work of heart.
Then get into tracks from Hedningarna, Niekku (with Arto Järvälä and Maria Kalaniemi) and the primitive Primo (is there a band Arto doesn't play in in Finland?).
www.rootsworld.com /rw/finland/finnrec.html   (6688 words)

 Northside Catalog Artist
Hedningarna's world is a place where primitive, brutal folk music collides with sampling and programming, forging a new direction.
Hedningarna, "the heathens" in English, drive ancient Nordic music into the modern era paying no attention to the rules of the road.
Their newly created tunes are an extension of the living tradition inspired by the melodies of their forebears.
www.noside.com /Catalog/CatalogArtist_01.asp?Action=Get&Artist_ID=16   (137 words)

 THE METAL OBSERVER - Review - HEDNINGARNA - Best Of 1989 — 2003
HEDNINGARNA are another example for that, because they have less in common with Metal.
HEDNINGARNA stand for Folk, complete with all the strange appearing instruments, but also modern hints (samples,...) found their way into the recent records.
Even my person as a greenhorn in terms of Folk music was inspired of this compositions, they are a welcome change within all the electric guitars and 240 bpm drum salvos and they could also serve some change and entertainment for not so Die Hard Metal freaks.
www.metal-observer.com /articles.php?lid=1&sid=1&id=5319   (443 words)

 Drone rock   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Despite their orientation towards historic sound ideals, Hedningarna used electrically amplified instruments from the start, which resulted in a musical sound and language which was close to that of rock music.
In this new mixed music, the rock-influenced style (illustrated by Hedningarna, for example) takes the form of a pop/rock-influenced sound, a prominent heavy “beat” accompaniment and a recording technique where the microphones are placed extremely close to the artists.
Hedningarna thus belongs to the same category as a multitude of “world music groups” throughout the world.
www.visarkiv.se /en/folkmusic/sida_07.htm   (1018 words)

 Finnish Music Information Centre
Hedningarna found Turkka (formerly known as Virkkala) through the Sibelius Academy.
During her time in the band, she became fascinated by the world of Karelian runes, and was soon attracting international recognition for her work.
In addition to her work with Hedningarna, Turkka has been active in the Finnish folk music scene.
www.fimic.fi /fimic/fimic.nsf/407a4c0e885fbdb0422566e2004d8ea1/4d059132d8f33ec0c22566e8003dd991!OpenDocument   (300 words)

 Hedningarna Music Web Links   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
There is a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, you can't take part.
-- Robert Browning Hedningarna We are not in a position in which we have nothing to work with.
If that difficulty is removed from time to t "To live is to dream and to die is to awaken." (Anonymous) Hedningarna The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.
www.searchmusicnetwork.com /Bands_and_Artists_H_Hedningarna.html   (1644 words)

 Amazon.com: Karelia Visa: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Hedningarna return to their full Finnish-Swedish lineup with Karelia Visa, bringing back the Finnish voices of Sanna Kurki-Suonio and Anita Lehtola.
In terms of accessibility, this particular Hedningarna album may prove more accessible than their others.
Great music, Hedningarna has a great ability to make everything they do sound so different the other stuff thats out their.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00000I5DP?v=glance   (1232 words)

 World Music Central - Your connection to World Music
In 1999, Hedningarna added Magnus Stinnerbom on octave violin to their line up.
Through all the modern technology, Hedningarna remains true to the polska, an addictive three-beat rhythm unique to Sweden, a derivation of a dance from elsewhere in Europe in the 18th century.
Hedningarna have a truly unique soundthey have taken old, forgotten melodies and created their own new folk mutation.
www.worldmusiccentral.org /artists/artist_page.php?id=386   (639 words)

 Hedningarna, Hedningarna   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Hedningarna, Hedningarna (Alice Musik, 1989; reissued by Northside, 2001)
Hedningarna continues on, combining Norudde's originals with traditional numbers, without a missed step or a clunker on the disc.
But it is apparent that Hedningarna have a deft sense of how to make their material seem fresh, interesting and yet unmistakably drawn from an old musical substrate -- bedrock even.
www.greenmanreview.com /hedningarna.html   (633 words)

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I had the last concert with Hedningarna on 2nd of May. After that gig I got a bottle of vodka that was brought from Carelia, very good stuff (laughs).
The new singer in Hedningarna is Liisa Matveinen.
V: On some of Hedningarna records and also on your solo-album there is the element of wind strongly present.
www.angelfire.com /ok2/vasi/sks2.html   (2891 words)

 HIGH BIAS -- Garmarna, Hedningarna
To neophytes it sounds like an unsettling cross between Celtic and Middle Eastern sounds, as fiddles weave in and around bagpipes and hurdy-gurdys to create a droning effect, while the percussion keeps a steady but unsettling pulse.
They would go on to be more vocal and rhythm-oriented albums, but here they show signs of turning into a world-class Nordic folk band.
Hedningarna (the Heathens), meanwhile, is quite simply the most innovative band in Sweden.
www.highbias.com /reviews/20010513_reissues.html   (478 words)

 HEDNINGARNA : MusicWeb Encyclopaedia of Popular Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
They were the third wave of Swedish folk groups after Folk and Rackare and their successors, Filarfolket and Groupa, to take the music into a wider European market, the name Hedningarna derived from heathen or infidel, signifying an intention to contest prevailing orthodoxies.
They appeared at the Rudolstadt Dance and Folk Festival in Germany '91, contributing a track to live album Tanz&FolkFest Rudolstadt '91.
Finnish singers Sanna Kurki-Suonio (b 21 April '66, Helsinki) and Tellu Virkala (then still Tellu Paulasto, b 26 Dec. '69) joined the lineup in time for Hedningarna's London debut at the Tender is the North Festival at the Barbican '92.
www.musicweb-international.com /encyclopaedia/h/H84.HTM   (253 words)

 Ink Nineteen: Hedningarna   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Hedningarna are a Swedish-Finnish folk or "world" band devoted to the traditional sounds of their homelands.
So instead of roaring bass or blazing guitars, Anders Stake plays the Swedish bagpipes, Bjorn Tollin plays a saw, Hllbus Totte Mattsson plays lute, hurdy-gurdy and mora-oud, Sanna Kurki-Suonio sings and plays bass drum, and Tellu Paulasto sings and plays a bass moraharpa.
A pleasant break from all the church-burning Nordic metal I've been (nicely) swamped with of late.
www.ink19.com /issues_F/98_06/wet_ink/music_gl/028_hedningarna_nf.html   (199 words)

 Anders Norudde: Himself ---Ink Blot Magazine
In 1990 he and two fellow musicians, Björn Tollin and Hålibus Totte Mattsson, founded Hedningarna, an ensemble whose blend of modern pop sounds and traditional Swedish material has hit it big at home and with the world music crowd.
Anders Norudde has toured the world with Hedningarna, a group that fuses Swedish folk music with modern sounds, and in his homeland he plays in a myriad of contexts ranging from theater ensembles to traditionally oriented bands, but this is his first solo album.
It puts the spotlight squarely on his facility on various blown and scraped instruments.
www.inkblotmagazine.com /rev-archive/Anders_Norudde_Himself.htm   (245 words)

 Re: Hedningarna   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Hilda, et al - > Howard, the only Hedningarna album I have is "Kaksi", and it > kicks serious Swedish ass!
Someone I know who is really into Hedningarna told me that they have 3 albums, but that Kaksi is the one to have if you can only have one.
I must confess I haven't heard any of them, but his testimonials were broad and fervent.
www.apocalypse.org /leadheads/leadheads-mail/02-95/msg00008.html   (136 words)

 Recording review: Hedningarna   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
One of the ground-breaking groups of the Scandinavian folk-revival movement, Hedningarna noisily channeled the spirit of ancient music through modern electronics.
Whether they sung of maidens, drunkards or mythical beasts, the group conjured up a slightly spooky, gothic place that seemed far removed from our gleaming modern world of technology.
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www.rootsworld.com /reviews/hedningarna-visa.html   (264 words)

 Hedningarna / Karelia Visa (special price) / cdRoots   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The story of the exiled Finns who remained in Karelia, their historic hardships and recent impoverishment (with the collapse of the Russian economy) give Karelia Visa an intense emotional energy that can be heard and felt in the music, and seen in the many color photographs which are part of the CD's deluxe 24-page book.
While the music focuses on the songs and vocal tradition, Hedningarna infuse it a contemporary approach and production.
They may not look as pretty on the outside, but they save money and keep the trash dumps a little bit emptier.
www.cdroots.com /ns-6025.html   (215 words)

 Amazon.ca: Music: V1 Nordic Roots A Northside [Compilation]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
I had heard of Garmarna and Hedningarna before buying this disc, but my knowledge of them was scant at best.
The thing that will surprise most about this style of music is how immediate it all sounds, both foriegn and familiar at the same time.
Swedish and Sami, Finnish and Norweigan, the groups featured on "Nordic Roots" display verve and virtousity, inviting the listener to delve deeper into this fascinating genre--obviously the reason for such an inexpensive sampler.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/B000007TUD   (1115 words)

 Elderly Instruments Recordings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Includes contemporary cuts from Hedningarna to the more traditional tunes from Troka and Loituma and has three cuts from Garmarna, Wimme, and Vasen not previously released.
Young Swedish fiddle hotshots Magnus Stinnerbom and Daniel Sanden Warg are joined by Hedningarna percussionist Bjorn Tollin and Vasen guitarist Roger Tallroth.
Considered by many to be the true inventors of the New Nordic movement, this career retrospective of Hedningarna goes back to their beginnings as an acoustic Swedish trio, spans 14 years and five recordings, and includes a rare remix and two brand new tracks by the current electro/acoustic, Swedish/Finnish sextet.
www.elderly.com /recordings/full_list?cat=30L&sort_on=sort_price&reverse_str=   (1764 words)

 Hedningarna lyrics
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 Scandinavian Indie Digest Vol.98 Issue #05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Re: Therapeutic Consumerism Re: BQ (was Re: Therapeutic Consumerism) AW: Hedningarna...
Re: Hedningarna etc. bastard Re: BQ (was Re: Therapeutic Consumerism) Re: Bob Hund & others...
They are much younger than the guys in HEDNINGARNA but they play music in the same tradition - somewhat modernized Nordic folk music.
www.lysator.liu.se /~chief/SID/sid98-05.htm   (3658 words)

 Open Directory - Arts: Music: Bands and Artists: H: Hedningarna   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Top: Arts: Music: Bands and Artists: H: Hedningarna
Hedningarna - Lyrics, discography, press cuttings and videos.
Hedningarna - Features presentations of the band members, a history, tours and events, a picture gallery and sound clips.
dmoz.org /Arts/Music/Bands_and_Artists/H/Hedningarna   (105 words)

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