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Tampere, Ostrobothnia, Finland

Tampere, Ostrobothnia, Finland
Band Folk World


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"An archaic hole"

“If we really wanted to create a sensation at the Eurovision Song Contest we should send the duo Puhti there. Reetta-Kaisa Iles and Anne-Mari Kivimäki are strong singers with a mythical talent for extracting something joyful and new from the old traditions. Puhti is able to create drama on stage and will guarantee new audiences for the folk music genre.“
- Anne Välinoro wrote the following in Aamulehti, one of the major daily Finnish newspapers


2011 "Since 2001" LP, Kihtinäjärvi Records
2006 "Arkistomatkaoppaat" LP, Lempi Records
2003 "Pauhu" LP, Sibelius Academy



One of the key objectives of the duo has been to create vivid, energetic and high-quality folk dance and music, and to develop a new kind of stage art with those elements.

The unique sound is created by the use of accordions, vocals, rhythmic stomping and a pyngyr .

Puhti's artistic excellence and captivating stage presence eventually also led the duo into the world of television. Puhti was featured in the Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE's program Etno is Happening, which aimed to present the broad spectrum of today's folk music and the innovative artists behind it.