Born into a Romani family in Finland, Anette Åkerlund specialises in both flamenco and Finnish Romani performance. Since 2009, she has been studying flamenco singing, dance and composition at institutions such as the Fundación Cristina Heeren in Seville, the Centro de Arte y Flamenco de Sevilla and the Escuela Superiór de Música Cataluña in Barcelona. Flamenco has also been an important part of her studies at the Folk Music Department of the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, where she has focused on singing, piano, improvisation, modern dance and composition. She has performed with groups such as Zugara, an ensemble she founded with the Swedish flamenco guitarist Patrik Bonnét, and Amaro, in which she joins Miritza Lundberg to sing Romani songs from various European countries. She has cooperated with the Camerata Flamenco Project, with which she performed at the festival Etnosoi! in Helsinki in November 2015. She is currently preparing her Master’s concert at the Sibelius Academy, in which she will bring together her two main passions: Finnish Romani songs and flamenco. Her own album is at the planning stage.