As we celebrate the centenary of Finland’s independence, Etno-Espa highlights interaction and unprejudiced musical encounters, shunning genre boundaries and oppositions. The festival features items from near and far, both geographically and in time. Our musical dialogues involve archival recordings with modern electronics; kantele with koto; yoik and accordion; the Karelian singing tradition and Ostrobothnian bravado; and much more. Etno-Espa is pleased to be able to collaborate with operators in the field to present a wide overview of what is going on. In 2017, we are also focusing on education and thereby on collaboration trends for the future.