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CULTURE FUSION BAND
2008
 
   

Culture Fusion Band is a project which consists of 11 immigrant musiians living in Finland.
The aim of the project is to re-compose and re-arrange Finnish folk songs. During the process we study Finnish culture history and its musical heritage. Presenting these songs in new context we want to bring out the cultural and musical backgrounds based on musicians national and cultural identities. We also want to question the values and prejudices that many of the songs have, as their lyrics are sometimes very “politically incorrect”. The project could be solution for more authentic cultural integration for immigrants and for native Finnish. Our first performance was on Finnish cultural program at YLE1 channel.

 

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Eemil Karila © 2011