CV Anette Åkerlund
born in Kirkkonummi, Finland in 1982
PROFILE Anette Åkerlund is Roma singer and musician and dancer specializing in flamenco and gypsy music.
EDUCATION -Master of Music 2015 at the Folk Music Department of Sibelius Academy.
-Flamenco dance and singing teacher in the elementary schools in City of Vantaa 2012→
-Singing and dance teacher in many Roma music courses and festivals, i.e. Stockholm Roma Festival in Sept. 2014.
-Solist of a Madrid-based flamenco group, Camerata Flamenco Project 2015 →
-solist of a Finnish-Swedish Flamenco-Folk Music group, Rosa kvella 2016-
-Many solo performings with piano and singing, for example in Tampere Flamenco Festival 2013.
-Many performings in several Roma music and culture festivals and events, i.e. Porvoo and Helsinki Roma Music Festivals from 1999, Stockholm Roma Festival 2014, Latvia Roma Music Festival August 2015 and India Roma Music Festival in Feb. 2016.
-Producer for many Roma music events, for instance Loolo dzii Roma music consert in 2013 in Savoy Theater in Helsinki.
-I have worked as a Roma language diccionary editor in the department of the Roma Studies and the department of Finnish language in Helsinki University in 2014-2015.
PRESENTATIONS -Presentation about the vocal techniques in the flamenco singing and in the Finnish Roma songs style in Stockholm Södertörn University in a Roma studies seminar in April 2015.
-Presentation about the vocal techniques in flamenco singing in New York University seminar of Roma Arts Studies in April 2016 virtually with a Skype connection
-Presentations about vocal techniques in the flamenco singing in Sibelius Academy Master’s thesis seminar in Spring 2016
-Flamenco dance studies with Juana Amaya and Manuela Rios in Sevilla 2016
-Flamenco singing studies with Rocío López Boquerita in Sevilla 2016
-Flamenco singing studies with Sonia Cortes in Madrid 2016
-Singing and composing studies in Spring 2014 in Escuela Súperior de Música Cataluña, Barcelona, the Flamenco Department.
-Dancing studies with Alegria Suárez in Barcelona in Spring 2014.
-Singing studies in CAFS (Centro de Arte y Flamenco de Sevilla) 2010-2011 under the teaching of Esperanza Fernández.
-Singing studies in Fundación Christina Heeren in Sevilla in 2009.
-Dancing studies with the famous Roma flamenco dancer, Farruquíto and his mother, La Farruca in Sevilla in 2009 and 2011.
-Finnish (Mother tongue)
-Roma language (my other language)
-Swedish, English, Spanish and French, good writing and speaking skills
-basic courses in German, Russian and Turkish
COOPERATION IN THE ALBUMES
-Sibelius Academy Folk Big Band’s album, which won the Ethno Music Emma Award in Finland in 2015.
-Paleface’s album, Luova tuho in 2014.
-I sing in Rim’s, a Swedish-Norwegian Folk music group’s, album, which won the Album of the year Award in Oslo in the Norwegian Folk Music Award gala, Folkelarm in 2015.
-Background vocals in various albums in Studio Miritz Roma Music albums from 1997.