Folkloria is Innessa’s side project for multicultural festivals that showcases traditional Eastern-European culture, old folk songs and some dancing.
10 years of singing in a Choir predefined Innessa’s love of Eastern-European folklore.
Innessa has performed at some of Australia’s largest multicultural festivals like the Canberra Multicultural Folk Festival and the Woodford Folk Festival, regularly appears on Multicultural Radio 4EB FM, and her folk song “Yasen” has been selected as a afinalist in the 2017 Queensland Music Awards (World Category).
Listen to what others are saying about Innessa:
“I love Innessa’s wonderful voice and her marvelous performances. Innessa thoughtfully crafts her performances to suit the occasion – from her visually demure, damsel-like singing at ‘Poet’s Ball’ evening soiree to her full-on energetic exaltation of the ‘Folk Horizons’ concert.”
“A wonderful, unique, emotional, unexpected, rewarding surprise for an Australian concert goer seeking to broaden their knowledge and experience of foreign, particularly the enigmatic East European, cultures!”
– Ivan Renatovich, author of “An English Echo of Russian Song”
“Hello, Innessa! Tina and I want to thank you so much for the beauty you shared with us on Friday. Your voice is superb and we were overwhelmed by your feeling and ability. Bravo. We wish you ongoing success. The show was great … We don’t have an Eastern European connection, but it is important that you know this – you made that connection for us with your beautiful voice. What a gift. Bless you and thank you again. Kind regards and again, thanks.”
Ewen and Tina Thompson
Expect captivating a cappella performances, emotion-packed renditions of Russian and Ukrainian folk songs, and energetic gypsy song and dance numbers to give Australian audiences that feeling of “east meets west”.
Watch Innessa performing live in Concert “Folk Horizons”.
Queensland Multicultural Centre, Brisbane