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Martti Pokela

Martti Pokela

Martti Pokela


Martti Eliel Pokela (23 January 1924 – 23 August 2007) was a Finnish folk musician and composer. Pokela was an expert with the kantele, Finland's national musical instrument. A kantele (or harppu in Sami) is a traditional plucked string instrument of the dulcimer and zither family native to Finland and Karelia. Pokela and his wife, Marjatta Pokela, were widely credited with ushering in a revival in interest in Finnish folk music beginning in the 1950s. Their daughter, Eveliina Pokela, began performing with them in the 1960s. Read more on Last.fm
Martti Eliel Pokela (23 January 1924 – 23 August 2007) was a Finnish folk musician and composer. Pokela was an expert with the kantele, Finland's national musical instrument. A kantele (or harppu in Sami) is a traditional plucked string instrument of the dulcimer and zither family native to Finland and Karelia. Pokela and his wife, Marjatta Pokela, were widely credited with ushering in a revival in interest in Finnish folk music beginning in the 1950s. Their daughter, Eveliina Pokela, began performing with them in the 1960s. Pokela merged traditional Finnish folk music with contemporary sounds.

He and his family's albums have been released outside of Finland. Pokela taught the kantele at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and Kuopio until 1987. He was the founder of the academy's folk music department, where he was named a full professor in 1980. 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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