The music scene
Finland Swedes are represented across all styles of music. Perhaps the most towering figure in their history is that of Jean Sibelius, the famed composer of Finlandia . Over the course of seven symphonies and numerous other compositions, his music is seen as being integral in the formation of the Finnish identity.
For those seeking more recent sounds, be sure to check out the music of Kim Herold or the young rockers Sturm und Drang from Vasa, and pay a visit to the monthly alternative club Svenska Talande Klubben at Tölö’s Korjaamo. The Radio X3M website is also a really useful way to find out more about what’s happening in your neighbourhood.