Eeppi Ursin Soloist at Finnish Independence Day Ball
Singer-songwriter Eeppi Ursin was this year's vocal soloist at the Finnish Independence Day ball. The ball was held on the 97th Finnish Independence Day, December 6 at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland. The occasion was hosted by President Sauli Niinistö and Mrs. Jenni Haukio.
The Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE's broadcast attracted a viewing audience of up to 2.4 million people, or some 45 percent of Finnish population.
Eeppi Ursin (b. 1977 in Helsinki, Finland) has performed in bands ever since her early child-hood. Ursin has received several honors and recognitions, among them the first prize in in the prestigious Lady Summertime Jazz contest. Ursin's ambitious compositions and heartfelt lyrics were featured on her much celebrated 2005 release, Violet. In addition to her native Finland, Ursin has performed in Sweden, Norway, Kenya, Marocco, Switzerland and The United States. Ursin is also featured on several albums as a guest vocalist: Soi-Ensemble; Mika Pohjola's Moomin productions and Christmas Carols, and the music by Toivo Kärki, on which she sings in the tango and jenkka tradition.
Keywords: Music, Vocal, Finland, Independence Day Ball
Published: Sunday, December 7, 2014
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