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Heavy Metal in Finland

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...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...

Mediated Soundscapes: Representations of the National in the Soundscape Call-in Programme

Music Radio : Building Communities, Mediating Genres

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Scholarly Books

...During the last five years the Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE has been broadcasting a call-in programme on environmental sounds, eleven shows in total. The three-hour live...

Hip-Hop in Finland

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...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...

Helsinki

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

The Continuum International, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: city – 559,000 (2003); metropolitan area (including the cities of Espoo, Kauniainen and Vantaa) – 1,224,000 Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is situated on the south coast of Finland. The city...

Iskelmä

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...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

Encyclopedia Articles

...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

Encyclopedia Articles

...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

Encyclopedia Articles

...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

Encyclopedia Articles

...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...