Today in Finnish stuff

Yesterday’s post about Finnish baseball will be pushed off the homepage by this one, so I don’t have to break my rule about not being too Finn-heavy on this blog. And thank heaven for that, because everyone who has ever been to the Internet needs to drop what he or she is doing and take a look at what Meredith passed along.

Apparently, a) From the 1920s through the 1960s in Finland, wrestling matches were typically accompanied by accordion music, and accordion players often received top billing alongside the wrestlers; b) Kimmo Pohjonen, the man known as “the Jimi Hendrix of accordion,” is working to revive this tradition by teaming up with a group of 10 Finnish wrestlers and a choreographer; and c) he’s coming to Lincoln Center next week.

Most importantly, just watch this:

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