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Myllärit from Äänisjärvi (Lake Onega):
The Myllärit are a fine Eastern Karelian band. The range of Finno-Ugric intruments from the kantele & shamans drum to Estonian bag pipes produce a unique sound. The music ranges from lively to sad, and has a lot of humour and substance in its lyrics. The stories describe life in Karelia: going to parties, bringing milk for sale in the city, and spending all the money... Their music is technically superb, though the sound clips on their site do not reflect this.
"Where are you going?" "Where am I going? - Sinä Petroskoi, minä Petroskoi - you Petroskoi, me Petroskoi." (then the fiddle) Petroskoi is the old name for Petrozavodsk, Äänislinna in Finnish, as all the land up to Lake Onega was occupied by Karelian Finns until the Slavs slowly took over control. The people living there have lost their language and many are trying to learn it again.
Eta Pravda: "Käytiinpä kerran Tuutarissa, siel' paistettiin emäkissa, Eta Pravda, Eta Pravda, Eta Pravda Sopila. Sit' siel' tuli jakajaiset, tuli sinne miehet sekä naiset, eta pravda, eta pravda, eta pravda sopila." Translation: once we went to Tuutari. (20 km southeast of St. Petersburg, in Inkeri) There they were roasting a mother cat. (In Russian: Eta Pravda) It's true, It's true, It's certainly true. Then they started to share the cat, the men came and women came..." The rest of the song states who got what of the cat depending on who they were or their behavior. Those who were foul mouthed got bare ribs. "Tuli kissaa jaketuks'" The refrain is in Russian; only in Russia do European people have to resort to eating their pet cats.
Eta Pravda (Import)- Myllärit Remarkable band!!!


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The fast pace of the Karelian music played by  Värttinä, is one type of Karelian Folk Music. A wide range of styles developed in Karelia, and the tempos vary quite a bit, for example: Ljuuli, Ljuuli, an Eastern Karelian lullabye, to the immortal Säkkijärven Polkka and beyond. Today's Karelian music has a lot of Celtic/Slavic/Bulgarian overtones and is not necessarily the type sung and played before the war. The styles and appeals of these new artists is international rather than just domestic. In this section, we will bring you a variety of music as it becomes available. Listen to these amazing musicians and read the reviews - and please check back to see what we've added. Bookmark it now. George Graham's Review .

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