Hortto Kaalo
   Finnish Gypsy music group, playing traditional music, founded in 1970 by the two brothers Feija Akerlund and Taisto Lundberg. together with Marko Putkonen. Their first record was a protest song against discrimination, "Miksi ovet ei aukene meille?" [Why Are the Doors Not Open for Us?], which reached the Top 10 in Finland. Their repertoire is varied: Russian-style Gypsy songs, folk songs from various countries, and their own compositions. They have toured in Scandinavia and appeared regularly on television.

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  • Finland —    Estimated Gypsy population: 8,000. From approximately 1200 to 1809, Finland was under Swedish control. Eight work horses were confiscated from Gypsies on the island of Aland in 1559 the year of their arrival, reputedly the first Gypsies in… …   Historical dictionary of the Gypsies

  • Sari, Anneli —    Finland. Contemporary singer. She is the sister of Feija and Taisto from the band Hortto Kaalo. Her repertoire is mainly light music by Finnish composers. She has performed in France and was one of the stars at the concert that took place in… …   Historical dictionary of the Gypsies

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