La Riippa Group
FINLAND | 2021 PARTICIPANT
La Riippa Group is performing world music with its roots deep in the soil of Ostrobothnia, Finland, but is also glancing towards more southern latitudes. In their sound one is able to hear the creaking of the stage of the local pub, the plucking of various tango rhythms and the purling of the Nordic-style jazz.
The songwriter Jessica Riippa describes her feelings in both English and her own mother tongue, the Swedish dialect of Nedervetil. Here the people talk a Swedish dialect that preserve the segmental durations of Old Swedish