Maria Kalaniemi. Ellin Polkka. Composed by Traditional. Stream or buy on: User Reviews ↓ · Variations ↓ · Attributes ↓; Song Genres ↓; Song Styles ↓; Song. Ellin Polkka · Maria Kalaniemi | Length: This track is on the following album: Accordion Tribe · Maria Kalaniemi. Ievan Polkka” or “Ievan Polokka is a popular Finnish song with lyrics written in the early s by Eino Kettunen to a traditional Finnish polka tune. The name is.

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This page was last edited on 1 Decemberat Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. This article’s use of external links may not follow Wikipedia’s policies or guidelines. For the animation, only the second half of the fifth stanza four lines and the complete sixth stanza eight lines are used.

Ievan Polkka

Furthermore, mobile ringtones based on various mixes of “Ievan Polkka” gained a wide popularity among Russian and Commonwealth of Independent States mobile subscribers in late Retrieved 18 August After the animation was posted, Ievan Polkka become widely known worldwide, with a significant rise of interest and recognition demonstrated by the search terms popularity.

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The album was released in the United States as Things of Beauty in This article is about the song. June Learn how and when to remove this template message. July Learn how and when to remove this template message. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Polka was introduced in northern Europe during the late 19th century, which implies that the actual tune as it is known today originates from this era.

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This article has multiple issues. The melody can be traced back to the Viipuri Province in the 17th century when the border with the Kingdom of Sweden ran west of the province.

This song then became well known among Nogizaka46’s fans. The melody of “Ievan Polkka” is very similar to that of Savitaipaleen polkka, and in South Karelia the Ievan Polkka is also known as ” Savitaipaleen polkka “. Owing to its viral exposure in popular cultureIevan Polkka has become one of the most famous Finnish songs in the world.

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Retrieved 26 Ellni It instantly became a global hit and the song soon enjoyed overwhelming popularity as a ringtone.


For the animation, see Loituma Girl. However, the polka genre is of much later date. The number of Russian soldiers stationed in the border area outnumbered the locals for many decades.

Learn how and when to remove these template messages. The song is sung in very heavy Eastern Savonian dialects spoken in North Kareliato the point where it may not be understandable to some Finnish people.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Very popular after World Eloin II, the song was almost forgotten during the late s and s.

The song resurfaced after an a cappella performance by the Finnish quartet Loitumawhich was first released on their debut album, Loitumain Locals who are well-versed in folk music agree eloin melody is very old and likely to have been known back in the early 19th century and therefore probably of even older origin. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. See Wikipedia’s guide to writing better articles for eklin suggestions.

It is also known as ” Loituma’s Polka” or “Loituma’s Polkka”.