Ida Elina
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Ida Elina

Uurainen, Ostrobothnia, Finland | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | INDIE

Uurainen, Ostrobothnia, Finland | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2012
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"Songs of Freedom"

Ida Elina’s debut album Songs of Freedom is phenomenal, no kantele player has ever done something like this before. -- Her voice is soft and the singing is very skillful and hand in hand with the playing the music is both grooving and innovative.
Kantele -magazine, Maija Pokela (02/2012) - Kantele-magazine

"Ida Elina"

Ida Elina has created a totally new and amazing way to play the kantele (Finnish zither). Her strong and soulful voice combined with her virtuosic kanteleplaying plus the message of her songs are really something unheard-of.. - Maanalainen levykauppa

"The Kantele Contest Was a Huge Success"

" - - Päivi Ollikainen -solo was especially unforgettable. We really should imprint the names of these ladies on our minds." - Sauli Heikkilä, 27.5.2011

(, In Finnish!) - Kantele

"Freedom of the Finnish Kantele"

"Päivi Ollikainen is a songwriter, who won the professional series in contemporary music in the kantele competitions in 2011. Her playing style is very rhythmic and skillful. " - Hannu Saha,, 27.5.2011

(, in Finnish) - Kansanmusiikki


Ida Elina Songs of Freedom released in June 2012 by IMU-Inkoon musiikki
IMU-CD 112

Ida Elina Valkoista valoa released in August 2013 by IMU-Inkoon musiikki

IMU-CD 131



Ida Elina is a phenomenon. A woman with a strong and characteristic voice combined with a unique Finnish instrument, kantele, is just something you've never heard before. Her debut album Songs of Freedom was released in June 2012.
Ida Elina's music is described as unique, intensive kantelegospel with the touch of r&b mentioning Michael Jackson, Kirk Franklin and Whitney as the ones of her major musical influences.
After some attempts to form a band of her own she decided to create a totally new way of playing her instrument to bring out the rhythm.
Ida Elina is the first pop-jazz-kanteleplayer in Finland and graduated from Sibelius-Academy with the master's degree in Music in 2012.
She's also the winner of the professional series in the kantelecompetition that was held in Helsinki in May 2011.