Anna Kokkonen

English


 

Bio


Anna Kokkonen is a Finnish singer-songwriter based in Helsinki. She has written a lot of songs both in English and Finnish. In 2009, Anna began to write folk music with Finnish lyrics, and soon started an acoustic band with Marja Ahlsved (keyboard), Jaakko Järvinen (guitar), Niklas Ahlsved (drums) and Jani Snellman (bass). The band has also additional members Mila Laine (cello) and Hilda Kunnola (harp).

Anna is now working on her third album. Her music has been played a lot on the most popular radio station in Finland, Radio Suomi. Two of her singles "Kesän askeleet" (2015) and "Mitä rakkaus on" (2017) have been the most played songs of the week. Also "Veljeni" (2014) and "Toisenlaiset sydämet" (2016) have been among the most played songs of the whole year.

Anna's songs are stories about survival, fairytale worlds, everyday heroes, and yearning for goodness. Anna practises traditional Chinese Falun Gong meditation and volunteers in related human rights work, seeking to end the violent persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in Mainland China. Listen to the song Kultainen maa.

The recordings of the first album started in spring 2013 at Sonic Pump Studios. Just before the release Anna signed a contract with Ranka Kustannus record company, owned by Riku Pääkkönen. The release date of the debute album was 10th of January 2014. The second album "Toisenlaiset sydämet" was released 1st of April 2016.The artistic production of the albums is done by Anna herself.

Anna's voice and vocal technique have evolved through various influences, and she seeks to express feelings that are beyond words. She has studied pop and jazz singing as well as classical technique.

Singing and songwriting have always been a significant part of Anna’s life – as an infant she already composed her own songs. She began playing the violin at the age of six, and as a teenager she started playing the guitar and singing. Anna is a graduate of the Helsinki Pop & Jazz Conservatory, majoring in electric guitar. As a piano player she is mostly self-taught.



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More videos on YouTube:
www.youtube.com/AnnaKokkonen





NEW SINGLES OUT!

https://play.spotify.com/track/39MOGM763E9EzgoOvrjLNY



https://play.spotify.com/album/4qykFtVJvDGK3I0HhhnU9M

 

https://youtu.be/BRYbMzHGa9g


https://open.spotify.com/album/4kVVC5xh0iHY7llmy8mPyz/6vTc9MVmPyXZOQC1yEHOhf


http://open.spotify.com/album/10LRVMoSCitgzAOgBZFBJp

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Booking / Contact :

 

Email:
anna ( at ) annakokkonen.com


Record label:
www.rankakustannus.fi


Facebook:
www.facebook.com/annakokkonen.music


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Music

 

Debut album Salainen puutarha (the Secret Garden, 2014) on Spotify:


https://play.spotify.com/album/5AHObcZoXSgkDxBiTMKAst
http://www.levykauppax.fi/artist/kokkonen_anna/salainen_puutarha/#cd

 






Gigs




17 August 2018, Espan lava, 4.30 PM


Past gigs:

3 March 2018, Tupaklubi, 5 PM

7 January 2018, Popmessu Töölö Church, 5 PM

24 November 2017, Cactus, 9.00 PM

19 November 2017, 12 PM

31 October 2017, Tavastia, 8 PM, BUY TICKETS!

9 September 2017, Art Exhibition "Hidden Truth"

31 August 2017, Private event

26 August 2017, Herttoniemi Block Party, 1 PM

30 July 2017, Kumpulan siirtolapuutarha

13 July 2017, Espan lava, 4.30PM

9 July 2017, Alppipuisto, 3PM

2 June 2017, Private event, Helsinki

27 May 2017, Käpylän kyläjuhlat, Park Hotel, 6PM
(w/Vuokko Hovatta)

10 February 2017, Malmitalo, 6:30 PM

6 February 2017, Private event, Yhtenäiskoulu
21 December 2016, Private event
28 November 2016, Private event, PRH

20 November 2016, Marrasjuhla, 12 AM
3 September 2016, Private event, 4 PM
5 August 2016, Bar Rock Bear, 8:30 PM

1 July 2016, Espan lava, 7 PM
3 June 2016, Private event, 1 PM
12 May 2016, Union Square Manhattan, 12 PM
7 May 2016, Cafe Piritta w/ Hukka ja Mama, klo 8:00 PM 
3 May 2016, Hietsun Paviljonki, 5:45 PM 
29 April 2016, Private event, 10 AM
30 March 2016, Semifinal, RECORD RELEASE, 9:00 PM

12 March 2016, Public Corner Mikonkatu, 8 PM
26 June 2015, Turku Acoustic, 4 PM
6 June 2015, Käpylän kyläjuhlat, 11:30 AM
5 June 2015, Salon lastenlaulukilpailu, 6 PM
13 May 2015, NY Manhattan, 2 PM
22 April 2015, Arabia Music House, 6 PM
11 March 2015,  Timeout Pub, Kerava, 7 PM
12 March 2015 Cafe Mascot, 9 PM
14 February 2015, Private event

4 December 2014, On the Rocks, 10:30 PM
29 October 2014 Poppari, Jyväskylä, 9:30 PM
27 October 2014, Tavastia, 10:30 PM
26 October 2014, Musiikkimessut, 4 PM

11 October 2014, Kerava library, 2 PM
14 September 2014, Tamperelainen Musa -gaala, 6 PM
30 August 2014, Private event
21 August 2014, The Night of Arts, 8:30 PM

15 August 2014, Art goes Kapakka @ Botta, 9:30 PM
16 July 2014, Espan lava, 5:30 PM

29 June 2014 Turku Acoustic, 4 PM
29 June 2014 Bar Toimisto, Turku, 8 PM
25 May 2014, Maailma Kylässä, 4:30 PM
20 May 2014, Cafe Fanny, 7 PM

6 May 2014, On the Rocks, 7 PM
3 May 2014, Private event, 7 PM
1 February 2014,
Kerava library, 6:30 PM

10 January 2014, Record releasing gig @ Levykauppa Äx, 5 PM

14 December 2013, Kulttuurikeskus Caisa, 6 PM
5 November 2013, Private event, 1 PM

1 December 2012, Kulttuurikeskus Caisan sali, 7 PM
9 October 2012, Club Liberté, 9 PM
23 August 2012, The Night of Arts, 9:30 PM

4 August 2012, Private event, 2:00 PM
16 July 2012, Espan lava, 6:30 PM
8 June 2012, National opera, 5:30 PM
19 May 2012, Private event, 9 PM
31 March 2012, Kulttuurikeskus Caisam sali, 6 PM
8 November 2011, Club Liberté, 9 PM
20 October 2011, Private event, 4:15 PM
1 September 2011, Ravintola Lepakkomies, 9:00 PM
27 August 2011, Private event, 10 PM
20 August 2011, Käpylän elojuhlat, 5 PM
6 May 2010, Gloria, 7 PM
27 April 2010, Kirstin keidas, 7 PM





Photos 

http://www.annakokkonen.com/p/kuvat.html