Synonyms for satumaa or Related words with satumaa


Examples of "satumaa"
The name "Satumaa" is also mentioned in a pop rock song "Satumaa-tango" by Finnish Maija Vilkkumaa.
"Satumaa-tango" (in English, "Satumaa Tango") is a song by Finnish pop rock singer-songwriter Maija Vilkkumaa. Released by Warner Music Finland in 1999 as the debut single from her debut album "Pitkä ihana leikki", the song is written by Vilkkumaa. The song peaked at number seven on its debut week on the Finnish Singles Chart and charted five weeks later at number nine.
The most well known Finnish tango composers are Olavi Virta ("Punatukkaiselle tytölleni"), Toivo Kärki ("Liljankukka") and Unto Mononen ("Satumaa").
Unto Mononen (October 23, 1930 in Muolaa – June 28, 1968 in Somero) was a Finnish songwriter and musician. He is best known for his numerous tango compositions including the famous Finnish tango song, "Satumaa". His first name was originally Uuno.
"Tuulipuvun tuolla puolen" ("Beyond the tracksuit") is a reference to the Finnish tango Satumaa that begins with "Aavan meren tuolla puolen" ("Beyond the wide ocean"). It was also the name of the concert tour that followed the release of "Pulu".
In 1995 Ammondt recorded an album "The Legend Lives Forever in Latin", Latin versions of songs of Elvis Presley. Later in the same year he toured the United States. In 2001 Ammondt recorded a new album, "Three Songs in Sumerian", featuring "Blue Suede Shoes", verses from "Gilgamesh", and a translation of the Finnish tango "Satumaa" sung in ancient Sumerian.
In 1950, Mononen first successfully sold his songs to a record company. The first song recorded was "Pieni laulu" ("A small song"), a waltz sung by Pentti Halme. In 1955 Henry Theel recorded the famous "Satumaa" to some success, but the song's status wasn't cemented until seven years later, in 1962, when Reijo Taipale recorded it.
"Pitkä ihana leikki" was well received by music critics that thought it fulfilled the expectations set by its lead single "Satumaa-tango" played in early 1999. On the August 1999 volume of Finnish rock magazine "Soundi", Jorma Jortikka gave the album four out of five stars, complimenting the album for "inventive melodies and perceptive lyrics", though recognizing "a few clumsy metaphores". He praised "Pitkä ihana leikki" for its "credibility", "overwhelming cheerfulness" and lack of aspirations for being overly artistic.
"Satumaa" (roughly, in English "The Fabled Land" or "The Fairytale Land") is the quintessential Finnish tango. It was written by Unto Mononen, and published in 1955. The most famous recording is probably the one made by Reijo Taipale in 1962. The lyrics tell a story of a distant land beyond the sea — a happy paradise — however, the narrator can only reach it in his thoughts. The song has been recorded countless times, mainly by male Finnish tango singers.
An unusual take on Satumaa (and perhaps one more likely to be known outside of Finland) appears on a Frank Zappa live album from a Helsinki concert in 1974. Requested at short notice, the band plays the song from sheet music with the (non-Finnish-speaking) vocalist Napoleon Murphy Brock trying his best to read the Finnish lyrics. Dweezil Zappa and his ensemble Zappa plays Zappa played a part of the song on their 6 June 2009 and 29 November 2013 concerts at the same venue.
Antti J. Ravelin from "Allmusic" gave a positive review of the album saying Vilkkumaa's first live performances and "Satumaa-tango" "promised a lot" and that the new artist emerging in the then-sparse scene of Finnish female singer-songwriters "also relied on rock, and so her hybrid sound was extremely interesting", adding that "naïve lyrics, pop elements, and sometimes rather annoying vocals aren't bothersome". Also complimenting the musical arrangements by Janne Lehto, he considered "Pitkä ihana leikki" one of the best Finnish albums of 1999.
Henry Per-Erik Theel (November 14, 1917, Helsinki - December 19, 1989, Helsinki), also known by his pseudonym Heikki Hovi, was one of the most prominent Finnish singers during the 1940s and the 1950s, though he continued to perform until the late 1980s. His most famous songs are inclusive of "Syyspihlajan alla", "Liljankukka" ("Lily Flower"), "Hiljaa soivat balalaikat" and "Satumaa" ("Fairyland"). Theel has participated in more than five-hundred songs and roles throughout his career. Theel also performed as an actor in at least five films.
In 1999, Vilkkumaa started a solo career setting up a band around her. The band consisted of keyboard player Tero Pennanen, bassist Niko Kokko and guitarist Mikko Kosonen. In August of the same year, Vilkkumaa released her debut album "Pitkä ihana leikki" (), after the arrival of its debut single "Satumaa-tango". With the debut album peaking at number three on the Finnish Albums Chart and selling gold with over 38,000 copies, critics welcomed Vilkkumaa as an inventive new artist in the then-sparse scene of Finnish female pop rockers and she received the 2000 Emma Award for New Female Soloist of the Year. At the same event, "Pitkä ihana leikki" was nominated for Debut Album of the Year.