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Antti Paalanen


Antti Paalanen is a force of nature, the new voice in Finnish music known internationally for his trademark blend of folk accordion with dance beats and Siberian throat singing. A graduate of the Sibelius Academy, he is both a master of the diatonic accordion and a composer who takes his instrument to the limit. His influences include folk music, heavy metal and electronic sounds. Antti Paalanen has toured throughout Europe as well as in China, USA, Canada, Mexico, Russia and Japan. Since 2007 he has released four solo albums to great acclaim: Äärelä, Breathbox, Meluta and Rujo. Meluta was nominated for the Nordic Council Music Prize in 2016.






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