Raappana & Sound Explosion Band

 

Raappana & Sound Explosion Band

The day is still young, but so is Raappana, especially when one considers all that has already happened to this 24-year-old reggae artist. Though he made his first public appearance only in 2004, in a very short period of time he had performed with so many top names of Finnish reggae that already the following year he was selected as the "Finnish Reggae Artist of the Year" by the prominent Fi-Reggae Association. His first and only album release so far, Päivä on nuori (2007), was a popular and critical jackpot, and earned Raappana another title as the reggae artist of the year and a nomination for the Emma award, the Finnish equivalent of a Grammy or a Brit Award.

Raappana's music is like a breath of fresh air in the Finnish reggae. It sounds light and lightly produced, but there is also a sharper edge to be found in the lyrics. Even so, the general feeling with this music is as if one had found a warm and homely hiding place to retreat in from the haste and stress of everyday life. At Ilosaarirock Festival, Raappana is backed by the acclaimed Sound Explosion Band.


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