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Finnish Studies Program & Canadian Friends of Finland
warmly welcome you to the 15th lecture

An Evening with Finnish Studies

GREETINGS FROM THE HELSINKI UNIVERSITY MUSEUM

Delivered by Merike Holmberg

The University of Helsinki is the oldest university in Finland and the country’s cultural and scientific cradle. The exhibitions and collections of the University Museum tell the fascinating story of the University, from the founding of the Royal Academy of Turku in the year 1640 up to the present. Merike Holmberg works at the Helsinki university museum exhibitions.

MADE IN FINLAND! EXPLORING AND ARCHIVING
THE SOUL OF FINNISH MUSIC

Delivered by Toni-Matti Karjalainen

 

In October 2019, the new Music Museum and Finnish Music Hall of Fame was opened in Helsinki and has attracted a high number of visitors to its unique facilities. FAME offers a multisensory experience for music lovers covering genres from three centuries, from symphonies to Finnish rap music to folk and heavy rock. Toni-Matti Karjalainen presents snapshots from the museum and talks about the peculiar history of Finnish popular music, exploring the “soul” of Finnishness that emerges across different musical genres and scenes.

Dr. Toni-Matti Karjalainen is Docent in Management of Music and Culture Export (Aalto University, Helsinki). He is Member of the Advisory Board in the Music Museum FAME. Karjalainen is also currently co-editing and writing a book titled Made in Finland: Studies in Popular Music for Routledge.

Date: Tuesday May 26th, 2020 at 6.30pm
Location: Alumni Hall (AH) room 404
St. Michael’s College, U of T
121 St Joseph St, ON, M5S 1J4
Subway: Museum
Parking: Behind the building

Everyone welcome!
Reception with kahvi & pulla to follow.

Please RSVP by May 20
email: anu.muhonen@utoronto.ca
phone: 416-946-3264

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