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Heavy Metal in Finland

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The Finnish heavy metal scene has developed at a fast pace since the late 1980s, covering many sub-genres of metal and becoming accepted on all levels of society in Finland. Although its popularity has declined somewhat in the 2010s...
...Introduction The outcome of the third Ourvision Singing Contest (OSC) in 2009 was controversial. After being launched two years earlier by Caisa, the International Cultural Centre of the City of Helsinki as a singing competition originally...

Hip-Hop in Finland

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...It is customary to divide the field of Finnish rap or hip-hop in two, with the turn of the millennium as a temporal marker. In their account on the vicissitudes of the genre, journalists Heikki Hilamaa and Seppo Varjus (2004, 193–5...

Iskelmä

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In general terms, iskelmä is taken to be the most traditional form of contemporary popular music in Finland. The name of the genre was introduced at the turn of the 1930s by chief accountant for the Finnish Broadcasting Company (YLE...

Tampere

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 200,966 (2003) Situated in southwestern Finland, Tampere is the biggest Nordic inland city, an industrial center with two universities. Local workers’ choirs and bands flourished there from the late nineteenth century....

Turku

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 169,000 (1997) Turku (Åbo in Swedish), which was the capital of Finland when the country was part of Sweden, is an industrial city and harbor situated on the southwestern coast. As a result of its location...

Finnish Tango

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...A peculiarity of the Finnish popular music scene is the continuous popularity of the tango. Characteristic features of the Finnish tango include minor key, march-like rhythm, expressionless performance practice and lyrics about love, sorrow...

Sámi Music

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Sámi music is a diverse and dynamic scene which reflects the globalized modernity of the indigenous people of the Nordic region (Norway, Sweden and Finland) and Russian Kola peninsula. Experiencing a history of land dispossession...

Suomirock

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...Suomirock (‘Fenno-rock’), or suomirokki in its vernacular form, is a genre of mainstream rock performed in the Finnish language. The label was established in the early 1980s, but the history of the genre is commonly understood to have begun...

The Contemporary Transnational Scene

Marcus Moberg

Marcus Moberg is a senior researcher and formerly held the position of Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Researcher in Comparative Religion at Abo Akademi University in Turku, Finland. His research interests include the sociology of religion, religion and consumer culture, and religion, media and culture studies. He has published widely on Christian metal and contemporary intersections of religion, media and popular culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Christian Metal : History, Ideology, Scene

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Scholarly Books

...This chapter outlines Christian metal’s diffusion on a transnational scale. Utilizing the methodological framework of scene, the chapter focuses on Christian metal culture as a distinct transnational religious-popular cultural space...