Antti Paalanen

Antti Paalanen foto Ulla Nikula

Anti Paalanen comes from southern Ostrobothnia, a region in western Finland that is rich in the pelimanni tradition of Finnish folk music. His signature is creating his wayward music on the main instrument of Finnish folk music, the diatonic accordion. With his innovative relationship to the instrument, he constantly finds new techniques and expressive forms to expand the accordion’s potential and floats freely through a variety of genres. Paalanen’s organic playing style blurs the boundaries between himself, the accordion and the music he creates. Living, pulsating rhythms, vocals and tones. Let his trance become yours and dance the night awaytogether with this extraordinary musical phenomenon.

Photo Ulla Nikula


Posted on

17 June 2024