A few days back Kalki sent us an in-depth article on Tamil composer A R Rahman who’ll be working on the West End LOTR musical. Now Kati writes in to tell us about the other half of the composing team, Finnish group Värttinä. “Everybody in Finland knows Värttinä and the news of their involvement in the musical was on main TV news here in Finland on Oct 21th. Their music is delightful combination of modern and traditional instruments with musical melodic ideas from Karelian heritage. This is in my opinion “living Kalevala”!” [More]