The Land Of Kalevala
Väinämöinen © Saara Salmi
The story of Land of Kalevala incorporates ancient mysticism, well-known heroes, new interpretations and an important look at the 100 years of independent Finland. Tuomas Kantelinen and Kenneth Greve went through dozens of proposals for the music selection of the piece. You can hear for example music by Uuno Klami, Jean Sibelius, Värttinä and mass hits from recent years.It is at once a thank-you to, a celebration of and a wake-up call for the Finnish nation. It probes deep into the core of what it is to be Finnish. Do we understand our roots? Do we still have the stamina to dig through grey rock, as the saying goes?