This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
A banda - En katso naamion taa
Kristiina Hautala was for s short period of time in the end of 60's perhaps the most popular Finnish female pop singer. She represented Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1968 with "Kun kello käy" (it got 1 point and shared the last place). Kristiina released "En katso naamion taa" (I don't look behind the mask) as a single in 1967. The original song was called "A banda" (The band), telling a stroy of a marching band. It was composed by a famous Brazilian musician Francisco Buarque de Hollanda, popularly known as Chico Buarque. He is a singer, guitarist, composer, dramatist, and writer. The music he has written often comments on Brazil's social, economic and cultural reality. He first gained reputation when bossa nova rhythm came to light, and Nara Leão recorded his songs, one of which was "A banda" in 1966. Nara Leão was a Brazilian bossa nova and MPB (popular brazilian music) singer and occasional actress. She was known as the "the muse of bossa nova."