Highlighting the Finnish vanguard
Funky Finland artist portal will offer loads of information on Finnish artists, who have made a significant effort to the culture during the last decades as well as who are on top of the game today. The first full version of the portal was launched in June 2022. Get ready for rhythms of the woods, you will be impressed!
The goal of the Funky Finland portal is to ultimately cover all the distinguished Finnish artists in the black rhythm music scene during the last decades. Musically the focus is on funk, soul and rhythm & blues but the service will also highlight several selected artists from jazz to hip hop, reggae and modern r&b as well as from afrobeat to other rhythm-based world music artists. And of course the diverse fusion of these!
All the content is available in both Finnish and English. The aim is to document and record important part of musical history in Finland as well as to highlight the acts who have been or are currently taking things forward in the local scene. There are simply too many talented cats in our country, who would have so much potential in the global scene but haven’t been introduced to nearly anyone outside Finland…
The artists may use a link to their profile page or use the content in their promotion as long as the source is being mentioned. The texts are being written objectively by the Funky Amigos in order to be used by media or in Wikipedia, for example.
Funky Finland is an independent website, which offers the users to explore and get to know the Finnish artists in the scene as well as to find their music. There have been countless bands and artists during the years in the local scene, which have efforted the culture but are relatively unknown by most. We are more than proud to give our support to the scene and the artists this way!
Further development and criteria
The project is being developed from the very beginning together with several artists, so all the most important needs can be answered the most ideal way. The artist portal is planned to extend during the year 2022 to cover at least 100 significant artists, maybe even more depending on the funding we get for the project. After that the project will be developed step by step further
There will be a specific criteria required to be met regarding which artists will be accepted along. The final decision is done case by case considering the big picture. The most important aspect will be the importance of each artist to the black rhythm music and its subcultures in Finland, which is being evaluated from factors such as the number of official releases and publicly acceptable music. The portal highlights artists and bands, not all individual musicians.