Diane Jarvi: The Way She Told Her Story
Rebel girls, gypsies, brides, vagabonds, maids, daughters, mothers, artists, journalists and revolutionaries. Finnish immigrant women came to the U.S. and constructed new lives with a new language and new identities. Through songs and poetry from the voices and experiences of Finnish and Finnish-American women, Jarvi shares their resistance, independence, sorrow, strength and legacy.
In 2021, on the last Saturday of every month except December, FinnFest USA will offer an alternating lecture and music series. Each will stream via Zoom at 11 a.m. Central time (7 p.m. Finnish time). All events are free, but donations are encouraged.
RSVP for the Diane Jarvi event here to receive the Zoom link.
Listen to and learn about Diane’s music here on her website.
The music series—co-sponsored by the Nordic Folklife project at the University of Wisconsin-Madison—features noted performers and scholars of Finnish American folk music.