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Finnish tango

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Finnish tango, or FINtango, music is an established variation of the Argentine tango but whose rhythm follows the Ballroom tango. [1]

21 relations: Accordion, Argentine tango, Ballroom tango, Bandoneon, Beguine (dance), Contradanza, Drum kit, Emil Kauppi, Finland, Helsinki, Key (music), Major and minor, Olavi Virta, Satumaa, Seinäjoki, Tampere, Tangomarkkinat, The Economist, Toivo Kärki, Unto Mononen, Wayback Machine.


Accordions (from 19th-century German Akkordeon, from Akkord—"musical chord, concord of sounds") are a family of box-shaped musical instruments of the bellows-driven free-reed aerophone type, colloquially referred to as a squeezebox.

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Argentine tango

Argentine tango is a musical genre and accompanying social dance originating at the end of the 19th century in the suburbs of Buenos Aires and Montevideo.

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Ballroom tango

Ballroom tango is a ballroom dance that branched away from its original Argentine roots by allowing European, American, Hollywood, and competitive influences into the style and execution of the dance.

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The bandoneon (or bandonion, bandoneón) is a type of concertina particularly popular in Argentina, Uruguay, and Lithuania.

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Beguine (dance)

The beguine is a dance and music form, similar to a slow rhumba.

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Contradanza (also called contradanza criolla, danza, danza criolla, or habanera) is the Spanish and Spanish-American version of the contradanse, which was an internationally popular style of music and dance in the 18th century, derived from the English country dance and adopted at the court of France.

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Drum kit

A drum kit — also called a drum set, trap set, or simply drums — is a collection of drums and other percussion instruments, typically cymbals, which are set up on stands to be played by a single player, with drumsticks held in both hands, and the feet operating pedals that control the hi-hat cymbal and the beater for the bass drum.

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Emil Kauppi

Johan Emil Kauppi (28 October 1875 – disappeared 1930) was a Finnish composer.

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Finland (Suomi; Finland), officially the Republic of Finland is a country in Northern Europe bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, and Gulf of Finland, between Norway to the north, Sweden to the northwest, and Russia to the east.

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Helsinki (or;; Helsingfors) is the capital city and most populous municipality of Finland.

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Key (music)

In music theory, the key of a piece is the group of pitches, or scale, that forms the basis of a music composition in classical, Western art, and Western pop music.

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Major and minor

In Western music, the adjectives major and minor can describe a musical composition, movement, section, scale, key, chord, or interval.

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Olavi Virta

Olavi Virta (originally to 1926 Oskari Olavi Ilmén) (27 February 1915 in Sysmä, Finland – 14 July 1972 in Tampere, Finland) was a Finnish singer, acclaimed as the king of Finnish tango.

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"Satumaa" (roughly, in English "The Fabled Land" or "The Fairytale Land") is the quintessential Finnish tango.

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Seinäjoki is a city located in Southern Ostrobothnia, Finland.

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Tampere (Swedish: Tammerfors) is a city in Pirkanmaa, southern Finland.

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The Tangomarkkinat is the world's oldest tango festival.

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The Economist

The Economist is an English-language weekly magazine-format newspaper owned by the Economist Group and edited at offices in London.

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Toivo Kärki

Toivo Pietari Johannes Kärki (3 December 1915 in Pirkkala – 30 April 1992 in Helsinki) was a Finnish composer, musician, music producer and arranger.

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Unto Mononen

Unto Uuno Mononen (October 23, 1930 in Muolaa – June 28, 1968 in Somero) was a Finnish songwriter and musician.

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Wayback Machine

The Wayback Machine is a digital archive of the World Wide Web and other information on the Internet.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finnish_tango

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