Busy Kids Love Music
Busy Kids Love Music
Episode 126: The Folk Music of Finland
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Welcome to another episode of Busy Kids Love Music! In this episode, we continue our fourth annual summer series, Around the World with Busy Kids Love Music, with a journey to Finland. Discover the enchanting musical traditions of this beautiful Scandinavian country, from the mystical sounds of the kantele to the lively tunes of Pelimanni music.

In This Episode, You Will Learn:
– The role of the kantele in Finnish folk music and its origins in Finnish mythology.
– The significance of the Kalevala, Finland’s epic poem, and its influence on Finnish music.
– The characteristics of Pelimanni music and its place in Finnish celebrations.
– How Finnish folk music is inspired by nature and community.

Continue our musical journey around the world in the next episode of Busy Kids Love Music. Until then, keep listening, exploring, and creating beautiful music!

Links Mentioned in this Episode:

DOWNLOAD YOUR PASSPORT

DOWNLOAD YOUR PASSPORT STAMP FOR FINLAND

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Musical Samples You’ll Hear in this Episode:

Finnish folk song “Swans”, arranged by V. Dulev, performed by Anastasia Krasilnikova

Finnish Nature & Kalevala Rune song NOSTATUS – Korjuu (runolaulu & kantele)

“Säkkijärven Polkka” – Finnish Folk Song

Finnish Kantele & Finland’s nature | Suomen luonto ja Nostatus “Sanan Synty”

Playlist for Episode 126

Enjoy viewing some of Finland’s beauty as you listen to its folk music in this curated playlist.

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