Friday May 14, 2021 | 19:30 CET

Future

Folk

META 

Portugal

COBARIO

Austria

OKRA PLAYGROUND

Finland

VIMMA

Finland

FUTURE FOLK SHOWCASE

Presentation by Aengus Finnan - Executive Director of Folk Alliance International (USA)

Artists expanding on folk traditions vocally, instrumentally, and in new arrangements taking traditions into a modern setting.

Video: Background Music by Okra Playground - Rautasuu / Steed of Sorrow

Portugal

META 

Meta is Mariana Bragada exploring the essence of the voice. Born in the North of Portugal, Meta has deep roots in nature and in the memory of singing and dancing since she came to life. She collects sounds of the world while travelling, creating a blanket of sound patches and traditions. Uniting technology with natural and ancestral inspiration, Meta re-creates visions and manifestations through improvisations and chants, in Portuguese, English and Spanish.
Agency: TRANSIBERIA

Austria

COBARIO

Cobario is a one-of-a-kind world music trio from Vienna, Austria. Beginning in 2006 as buskers in Barcelona, they developed their unique style of playing which casts its incomparable spell with passion and finesse over a pleasure-loving audience. Having won multiple awards, they are simply magnificent both live and their recorded work. Flamenco, Gypsy, Celtic, Slavic, Asian and contemporary influences all contribute to their unique sound.
Agency: Frusion agency 

Finland

VIMMA 

What kind of music would a plant make? Probably not Ethno Punk, but VIMMA does it anyway. Or is it Progressive Folk? Don’t know, don’t care. What we should care about is plants. Try to list as many as you can. When you run out, go to the nearest forest and look around you. Smell the forest and let the forest smell you. How could you save the world from environmental crisis if you don’t even know what the environment consists of?
Agency: Saura Booking Agency 

Finland

OKRA PLAYGROUND

Contemporary electro folk
Okra Playground plays genuine electro folk where ancient folk instruments kantele and bowed lyre coexist in a new symbiosis with modern instruments and soundscapes. Strong vocal harmonies, big sound, age-old lyrics, hypnotic beats and mystical energy take the listener to far-off places and close to home. In 2016 Okra Playground performed at WOMEX among the Official Showcase Selection.
Agency: Saura Booking Agency

Not yet registered? 

Register here for any or all of the virtual showcases below using the ticket links. You will not be charged a fee for any of the showcases. Each approximately 60 - 75 minute showcase will feature about 15 minutes of pre-recorded content per artist. A post-performance “virtual reception” zoom session featuring the AGIMA agents and some of their artists will take place following each of the showcase events. We encourage you to share your specific questions or comments, or just sit back and enjoy the conversation as it unfolds.

Save the dates! 
May 5-7
May 12-14

2021