Team Finlandia!

The Karolers gathering in front of Tango Restaurant with Maarit.  Bonus – we ran into the Hoovers! 

The Karolers gathering in front of Tango Restaurant with Maarit.  Bonus – we ran into the Hoovers! 

On December 6th, the Karolers helped to celebrate Finland's Independence Centennial.  We were asked by our friend, Maarit Tiirikainen to sing Finland's national Anthem Maamme and beloved song Finlandia at Tangö Restaurant where an intimate celebration was organized by Hawaii's Finnish community. 

After giving the Finnish language our best shot and rehearsing with pianist Tommy Yee we were excited to be able to lend our voices to something a little different. 

The setup, festive decor, and warm atmosphere were truly splendid and we felt grateful to be a part of this celebration.  We were also able to taste a delicious "hot welcome drink" which put us in the spirit for at least the rest of the week! 

 

 

Have a listen to the clip of the beautifully nostalgic Finlandia composed by Jean Sibelius.