Anna Heikkinen & Längtans Kapell

Anna Heikkinen & Längtans Kapell

Through her interpretations of the Finnish tango, Anna Heikkinen & Längtans Kapell searches for history and roots.

Through her interpretations of the Finnish tango, Anna Heikkinen & Längtans Kapell search for history and roots, a Swedish-Finnish identity and a lost language.
With Finnish and Swedish lyrics, an accordion, a saxophone and a cello, we seek our own Satumaa, our own Fairytale Land and weave a fabric of melodies and words from our yearning.

"we are looking
we seek
we long for where the grandmother's language dances on the sandy beach and the voices dive, in the billowing blue
to where the grandfather trees bloom and the notes play awkwardly between apples and branches
Satumaa is what we long for longs for longs for home ”

You can either book a concert or the music -and storytelling show Satumaa-Sagolandet.

Satumaa - is the title of Finland's most famous tango. In Swedish, it means fairyland.

The texts and narration are based on Anna Heikkinen's personal memories, interviews with relatives, saved letters and diary entries from World War II - a troubled time when Anna's father, Pekka Heikkinen, came to Sweden as a child of war. As a story told by a child to an unaccompanied minor, the performance also reflects part of our burning present and future.

Satumaa-Sagolandet has been performed for sold-out houses at Gothenburg Dramatic Theater, Gothenburg City Theater's Lunch Theater and Borås City Theater.

"In hypnotically beautiful arrangements, dark experiences are transformed into something sublime and beautiful."
Borås Tidning

"The Chapel of Longing is energetically present in its playing and Heikkinen's song is balanced emotionally"

Group members:
Anna Heikkinen: singing and storytelling
Larisa Ljungkrona-Mönttinen: accordion and song
Ida Gillner: soprano saxophone and vocals
Leonor Palazzo: cello and vocals

Anna Heikkinen is in the summer of 2021 a resident artist in Skottvångs Grufva, with the goal of presenting a performance where she tells her story; about artistry, illness and healing through song.