From pum and tsäk to exquisite beauty – Contemporary folk music from Finland

by Anu Ahola, Simon Broughton, Tove Djupsjöbacka, Riikka Hiltunen, Mika Kauhanen, Amanda Kauranne, Fiona Talkington

In October 2019, folk music and world music professionals from around the globe come together in Tampere, Finland, for the WOMEX World Music Expo. Inspired by the event, FMQ dedicates its Special Feature 3/2019 to folk music: What is happening in contemporary folk music in Finland today, how did we arrive here and why?

Featured illustration: Cajsa Holgersson