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Posted 18th-December-2008 at 08:24 PM by Aleksis Kivi
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Provinssirock in Seinäjoki is one of the biggest rock festivals since 1979 in Finland and takes usually 3 days.

There are about 55.000 spectators each year.
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Kantele - Finnish Music Instrument

Posted 16th-December-2008 at 11:02 PM by Aleksis Kivi

Kantele is a Finnish traditional plucked string instrument.

Oldest forms of kantele have 5 or 6 horsehair strings

Modern concert kanteles can have up to 40 strings.

The kantele has a distinctive bell-like sound.

Players hold the instrument in their laps or on a small table.

Two main techniques to play:
-Plucking the strings with their fingers
-Strumming unstopped strings

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