Finnpicks Disco Week. Well, it's been almost three years since the first one! The first entry is a song called "Afrikka" (Africa) performed by Lea Laven. It was released in 1983 on her album "Lahjan sain", but even if it clearly had hit potential, not as a single. The Finnish lyrics were written by Kaisu Liuhala, who wrote lyrics for numerous songs (for example "Fantasiaa", the Finnish Eurovision song in 1983) before concentrating in production. The original song "Africa" (a.k.a "Africa (Voodoo Master)") was performed by Rose Laurens (b. Rose Podwojny), a French singer-songwriter. This song was a 1982 smash hit in many European countries. You can see her perform the song, here.
P.S. This is the Finnpicks entry number 900. I have decided to close down this blog, when I reach the even number of 1000. I think one thousand Finnish covers is enough even for a die-hard fan. So, here starts the countdown: 100 Finnpicks to go.
Here's the pair:
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