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Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

What would happen if you made a film about a key figure in Finnish history and cast Kenyan actors?

UPDATED: ‘The Marshal of Finland’, a new film about that country’s first post-World War II president and national icon (and controversial war figure), Carl Gustaf Mannerheim, has left Finns divided. At the heart of the “debate” is the fact that the  film was shot in Kenya, with an entirely Kenyan cast playing the Finnish roles. ‘The

Monday, April 30th, 2012

The geo-branding war

Geo-branding is a serious thing. It is particularly serious when people from other geographic areas decide to brand your geographical area and the people in it, the way they see fit and the way that fits their...

Monday, January 30th, 2012

The Nordic Connection

New music from Finland and Sweden.

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Music Break / Gracias

We plugged Kinshasa-born Gracias not too long ago. This is the video for Mon€y, another track from his new EP.

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

Music Break

‘Feel Me’ is the second track from a soon-to-be released EP by (Kinshasa-born) Finnish rapper Gracias. (‘HKI’ was a first.) I can’t remember last seeing a copy of King Leopold’s Ghost featured in a music video. H/T:...

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