Saturday 22.11 at 4pm at Arkadia: An afternoon of Narancha music performed by Merikastanja

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Dear friend of Arkadia,

You are invited to an afternoon of Narancha music performed by Merikastanjaon on Saturday 22.11 at 4pm at Arkadia (Nervanderinkatu 11)

The Narancha music of Merikastanja is sung in a kind of English language and played with several instruments: in the Afternoon of Narancha Music chordophones like guitars, charango, mandolin, banjo and violin, some percussion instruments, a trumpet and an electronic keyboard will be heard.


Warm regards,


Entrance is free but a donation of €3 (or more!) to fund the bookshop is suggested and would be most welcome. Arkadia wouldn’t exist without this act of generosity. If you have no loose change or coins we gladly accept payment via Visa Electron or Mastercard etc. !

Hooka-hei! Narancha is music somewhere over the main stream and majority mountains, a kind of world music performed by Merikastanja.

Narancha is songs about seeking and longing for freedom, trying to find one’s own place and space and to cope with the world of human beings ; songs about the Great Nature surrounding us (introducing e.g.the amazing Moss Bears and what we can learn from them!), wanderlust, perhaps some romantic exoticism (at least in the form of an atoll full of interesting biota and a tropical revolving storm) ; the idle world of board games, riverboats, soft wind and waves ; and so forth.

Merikastanja was first introduced in 2004. Now, after ten years, three albums and a handful of live performances, Merikastanja has woken up from a long long hibernation: a new album ‘Cloudlands’ is soon out for public and a new concert was performed in June of this year at Kääntöpöytä/Turntable, with new musicians!

On November 22nd at Arkadia we’ll welcome you to the Afternoon of Narancha — please bring with you your tolerant, supportive and open mind-heart!