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Loituma’s initial incarnation was in the autumn of 1989 as a septet called Jäykkä Leipä ("Stiff Bread"), born in the Sibelius Academy’s Folk music department. The original lineup included singers Sanna Kurki-Suonio and Tellu Turkka (formerly Tellu Paulasto, Tellu Virkkala), who later left for Sweden to join Hedningarna.

Over the years, the group has persistently followed its own musical path, applying different musical influences to its music. It has dived into musical streams of diverse origins. One of… read more

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  • I hate every single person who spells Ievan Polkka with an L [2]
  • I hate every single person who spells Ievan Polkka with an L
  • The popularity of Ievan polkka and its subsequent remixes subsumed the rest of their music. :(
  • What the hell happened to the similar artists? They used to be mostly Finnish.
  • There's so much more beyond Ievan polkka! And people, the starting letter is I (i), the one between H (h) and J (j), not L (l). [2]
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  • Fortunately for me, they have two albums. It's still a tiny discography.
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  • ONE album? You've got to be kidding me...

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