EST. 1971
Joensuu Finland 17.–19.7.2015

Roope Salminen & Koirat (FIN)

Roope Salminen & Koirat

Generally speaking, Finland has for a long time been the promised land of schlager, rock and metal. Lately, however, there's been a steady rise in the number of quality hip hop acts. Roope Salminen & Koirat is one of them. They began to gain major attention in 2012 while participating in a competition to find the best cover band in Finland. One of their signature songs, which they also performed in the televised competition, is the unofficial national anthem of Finland, Freestyler by Bomfunk MC's. In addition to such Finnish hits, the band has a diverse set list ranging from the tracks of Skrillex and Jay Z to the songs of Sugarhill Gang and Rage Against the Machine.

Roope Salminen & Koirat isn't just about the covers, though. The octet lead by the MC Roope Salminen has also been writing their own material, of which a great example is their new terrific single Reissumies. Hip Hop Hooray!

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