Music is a popular hobby in Finland. Almost each Finn at this or that stage of his life plays a musical instrument or sings in chorus.

Such popularity of heavy music speaks both for propensity of Finns to melancholy, that could be produce as the result of the long, cold and dark winter.

POP MUSIC,

FATE AND

HEAVY ROCK

The Finnish light music became known abroad from the beginning of 2000ths, when such groups as Rasmus (The Rasmus), HIM and Nightwish have become successful on the concert tours.
Despite it, the victory of Finland on the Eurovision in 2006 has appeared for all the big surprise because of the group Lordi. Other known Finnish groups are group of heavy rock Children of Bodom and ensemble of violoncellists Apocalyptica which members have finished the most prestigious the higher musical educational institution in the country – Academy Sibeliusa.

Lordi

Nightwish

 

 SOME SPECIALLY SINGULAR GROUPS:

CHORUS OF SHOUTERS:

The man’s «Chorus of Shouters» from northern city of Oulu consists of about 30 members who, according to the name, don’t sing, namely popular songs but shout. The chorus often acts at various festivals: shouting guys in suits at ties represent an exotic show in any corner of the world.

Chorus of Shouters

 ELÄKELÄISET (PENSIONERS):


The group in style “hummpa” Eläkeläiset is a live, prompt chaos on the scene. Its members representing grandfathers-pensioners, sing not about sex, drugs and a rock’n’roll,but about vodka and bingo. Show onthe scene is in many respects reduced to drinking of beer and using some unpleasant words publicly. Group “Pensioners” is rather popular in Germany – probably,  it makes sense to ask its German fans the reasons for that popularity.

Eläkeläiset (Pensioners)

Finally, Finland has classical music too:

"Janne" Sibelius as a young secondary school student

siberius was a finland compositor of Symphony Orchestra and poetry that show a romantic concept of nacionalistic music. He was the main finland compositor and one of the symphony authors more importants of XX century. His music shows a romantic concept of nacionalistic music inspired by the nature and finland leyends. 

TRADITIONAL INSTRUMENT FROM FINLAND:

KANTELE

References:

http://www.gofinland.org/about-music-in-finland/

http://www.musicfinland.com/

http://www.sibelius.fi/english/

 http://www.kantele.com/about.html

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