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Jussi Huovinen

Jussi Huovinen

Jussi Huovinen


Jussi Huovinen (born in Suomussalmi on April 2nd 1924) was the last living rune-singer. He had committed much of the Kalevala to memory. Jussi lived just outside Hietajärvi, a remote village in Eastern Finland's primeval forest. His house was located just a few hundred meters from the Russian border. Despite this remoteness, Jussi got visitors from all over the world who came to hear him sing ancient rune-songs from memory. Jussi was also an accomplished artisan, sculptor, instrument maker, fiddler, and kantele player. Read more on Last.fm
Jussi Huovinen (born in Suomussalmi on April 2nd 1924) was the last living rune-singer. He had committed much of the Kalevala to memory. Jussi lived just outside Hietajärvi, a remote village in Eastern Finland's primeval forest. His house was located just a few hundred meters from the Russian border. Despite this remoteness, Jussi got visitors from all over the world who came to hear him sing ancient rune-songs from memory. Jussi was also an accomplished artisan, sculptor, instrument maker, fiddler, and kantele player.

Before being crippled by arthritis, he was a farmer and Karelian-style house builder. He died on May 12th in 2017. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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