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"Vaskilintu" is the artist name of Magdalena Sofia, who is a ritual musician and vocalist in LOVI duo.


Vaski is an ancient finnish word that means copper, bronze and brass. Lintu means bird. Magdalena is inspired by the healing therapeutic aspects of music, and the power of sound that affects the emotional landscapes of the human psyche. 

Picture: David O´Weger
Picture: David O´Weger

Music is a sacred way to be in dialogue with your community and the nature around you.

 Magdalena started with a classical background in music, singing in the National Opera of Finland at 6 years old, later studying musical traditions that have their roots in the interaction with nature. She is inspired by the power of ceremonial healing music and voice embodiment techniques.  

Magdalena holds space for retreats, courses, sharing circles and different workshops weaving in her work and art in finnish language. 


Notable work


* In spring 2020 Magdalena studied Nada Yoga (yogic philosophy of sound)  in Rishikesh India Nada Yoga School. 


* She has worked since 2017 Mexico, Colombia and Ecuador and around the world in different healing centers with traditional folk healers and transformational retreats as a musician. 


* Magdalena was featured with Mikko Heikinpoika in Finnish Broadcast Company YLE in documentary series "Spirituaaliset" in episode called "Rituaalimuusikko", "Ritual musician"

* Magdalena is part of Ministry of Education funded Vuodenkierto project from 2021-2023 with Satu de Weerd and Gabriela Ariana. The Project is about bringing back traditional celebrations and Wheel of the Year, with artists, folklorists and community events.


 * 2021 October she also is also part of Ectatic Breathwork Finland project with Mikko Heikinpoika and Leigh Ewin. Ecstatic Breathwork is the seemless connection of breath and sound, that enables for open exploration of sensory and emotional experiences and welcomes all feelings and sensations that are flowing within you. Lauch date 3.10.



Magdalena is the other part of the duo LOVI Ritual, with Mikko Heikinpoika.   More on that in LOVI RITUAL page.


Suomeksi:

Magdalena, artistinimeltään Vaskilintu, on vokalisti ja rituaalimuusikko. Magdalenaa inspiroi parantavat terapeuttiset aspektit seremoniallisessa musiikissa sekä kehollistettu holistinen äänityö. 

Magdalena aloitti musiikillisen polkunsa Kansallisoopperassa lapsena. Hän kiinnostui uudelleen musiikista, äänenkäytön parantavista ja terapeuttisista 2016. Häntä inspiroivat artistina myytit sekä yleismaailmalliset sieluun kurottavat muinaiset alkuvoimaiset äänimaisemat. 

Magdalena esiintyy artistinimellä Vaskilintu LOVI Ritual duossa. Hän on viettänyt aikaa tutustuen vanhoihin parannustraditioihin ja työskennellyt eri puolilla maailmaa mm. Intiassa, Ecuadorissa, Kolumbiassa ja Meksikossa. Magdalena on  opiskellut 2020 Nada Yogaa, eli joogista äänenfilosofiaa Pohjois-Intiassa.

 Magdalena on fasilitoinut holistisia äänityöpajoja 2019 vuodesta alkaen. Hän fasilitoi myös kaakaoseremonioita lahjoittaen osan tuotoista Tzutujil yhteisölle Guatemalaan. Näiden lisäksi Magdalena pitää ääniretriittejä, kursseja, työpajoja ja piirejä keikkojen ja konserttien lisäksi.








 

Pictures: (c) Oskari Kantonen and (c) David O´Weger (c) Miika Ruohonen