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Rajaton: Joulu

Jouluaulu
Tonttu
Lumisade
Talvi-iltana
Joulun Neiet
Jouluyo Joulayo
Heinilla Harkien Kaukalon
Ja Neitsyt Pikku Poijuttansa
En Etsi Valtaa, Loistoa
Arkihuolesi Kaikki Heita
Pukki Tietaa
Kulkuset
Varpunen Jouluaamuna
Ketun Jouluaulu
Joululaulu
Tiernapojat
Tahtilaulu

We've been raving about Finnish mixed sextet Rajaton for their first 5 CDs now, their bright, smooth, poised sound only leaves us wanting to hear more! "Joulu" is a live concert, recorded in Helsinki in 2003, 17 tunes from their Christmas CD "Joulu," which features new songs and new arrangements of traditional Finnish Christmas songs. Watching the six on stage, first dressed all in white and later in the show in matching black and silver outfits, we have to say that their show is as elegant and impressive as any a cappella show we've seen. Some favorites are "Joulu" are the wonderful vocal trumpets on the opening cut "Joululaulu," the exquisite, high-flying "En etsi valtaa, loistoa," "Kulkuset," "Lumisade," the vocal percussion gem "Pukki tietaa, and the only song in English, Lennon/McCartney's "Lady Madonna," (great solos and some mean air-guitar) one of 5 bonus tracks. The solo talents of each of the six are seamlessly presented, for instance with the group walking in a circle and the next in line stepping into a breathtaking solo as another finishes. We of course don't understand Finnish, but we understand poise, and harmony, and blend, and the magic that a talented ensemble at the height of their creative powers can create. And with this DVD we are blessed to be able to watch them do it instead of merely listening!

Item code: 4620DVD | DVD | $21.95 |add item to cart
World | A Cappella | Mixed | Run Time: 80 Minutes | Finland
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