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Combining traditional Finnish music with Electronic Dance Music, all on the accordion ... this is Antti Paalanen’s challenge. The artist thus superimposes the good-natured atmosphere of the accordion on the heady beats of electronic music.
After all, the accordion has always made people dance. With Antti Paalanen it's just a little bit tougher ...
Metal lover since adolescence, Antti Paalanen adds to this blend of accordion / technoid influences a throaty singing inspired by Siberian traditions. This fusion of the ancient and the modern gives the impression of participating in a Viking festival under acid .... Joyful!
Antti Paalanen has performed successfully in Europe, Japan, Canada and USA since the release of his third album Meluta 2014. The latest album Rujo was released by Rockadillo Records in 2019.
List/describe any virtual events or streamed live content participated in this year.
Tallin Music Week 10/2021
Nordischer Klang, Germany 08/2021
Viljandi Folk Music Festival, Estonia 07/2021
Kaustinen Folk Music Festival, Finland 07/2021
Other festivals/showcase events performed at? *
2020 Folk Alliance International New Orleans, USA
2020 Eurosonic Groningen, NL
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