VÄRTTINÄ

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Värttinä is the crown jewel of Finnish folk/world music with history of more than 30 years already. The band begun as a children’s project in 1983, and their international breakthrough followed the release of the album ”Oi Dai” in 1991. Värttinä’s trademark has always been razor-sharp harmonies sung by powerful leading ladies, currently the founding member Mari Kaasinen with Susan Aho and Karoliina Kantelinen. Värttinä just released their 13th studio album titled ”Viena”, inspired by the trip the group made to the Viena Karelian folklore villages in Russia.