Friday, January 28, 2011

CD Review: Olemba's 'Oli Dielo' From Republic of Karelia

Oli Dielo

Hailing from the Republic of Karelia, which borders Finland to the West, is Olemba; a group that produces modern folk/rock rooted in folklore and tradition. "Oli Dielo" is Finnish traditional song sung in Finnish by three female singers indicative of Finland's Varttina. The modern folk/rock repertoire include the balalaika, bass, drums, accordion, and flute. The relatively unknown region of Karelia, from a musical perspective, makes Oli Dielo a special and vital recording of historical significance. This is great folk music for the Scandinavian lover. ~ Matthew Forss

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