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Does anyone here like Varrtina? Or has anyone heard of them? by hanne_the_half_a_bee on 2 November 2003 4:10am
 
I found the best CD and want to know if anyone has heard of Varttina. Great Finnish folk songs. Or if anyone likes Deep Forest? Great World Music...
 
Re: Does anyone here like Varrtina? Or has anyone heard of them? by Helen on 2 November 2003 5:09pm
 
thanks for the suggestion.. always looking for something new to listen to....
currently off my zydeco kick and heading into bluegrass.. who knows?maybe you will be the reason I get obssessed with Finnish folk songs...
:)
Helen
 
Re: Does anyone here like Varrtina? Or has anyone heard of them? by Grimpeur on 2 November 2003 8:29pm
 
You need to check out some Suomi Pop as well. When I lived there I recall there being a Finnish Rastafarian who Rapped in Finnish. If you have ever spoken or attempted to learn Finnish you will realise the significance of the last point.
 
Re: Does anyone here like Varrtina? Or has anyone heard of them? by finnguy on 3 November 2003 8:40am
 
Värttinä will be co-writing a new musical of The Lord of the Rings, due to open next year. Here are a couple of relevant stories...

http://www.helsinki-hs.net/news.asp?id=20031022IE1

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/3211258.stm

I totally concur with Grimpeur about the difficulty of Finnish! (Grimpeur, where/when did you live in Finland?)
 
Re: Does anyone here like Varrtina? Or has anyone heard of them? by Grimpeur on 3 November 2003 8:40pm
 
Hi Finnguy,

I didn't live there for long, around six months in 2002 (thankfully spring -> summer, no cold cold winter!). I was staying in Ita Pasila in Helsinki and working for HUT at Otaniemi.
I really liked the place, beautiful scenery, I'd move back given the chance.

Most important Finnish I learnt was Uksi Olut, Kiitos. :)

 
Re: Does anyone here like Varttina? Or has anyone heard of them? by hanne_the_half_a_bee on 5 November 2003 4:18am
 
HOW COOOOOOOOL! THE LORD OF THE RINGS!

Thank you! I can't wait to tell my teacher! (he likes Varttina)

Yeah, Varttina rock!
 



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