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.
The name is commonly misspelled Levan Polkkadue to the similarity of lowercase L and the uppercase vowel I i in sans-serif fonts. It is also known as ” Loituma’s Polka” or “Loituma’s Polkka”. 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 “.
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. The number of Russian soldiers stationed in the border area outnumbered the locals for many decades.
Locals who are well-versed in folk music agree the melody is very old and likely to have been known back in the early 19th century and therefore probably of even older origin. However, the polka genre is of much later date.
Polka was introduced in northern Europe during the late 19th century, which implies that the actual tune as it is known pollkka originates from this era.
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. Owing to its viral exposure in popular cultureIevan Polkka has become one of the most famous Finnish songs in the world.
Very popular after World War 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 po,kka debut album, Loitumain The album was released in the United States as Things of Beauty in The a cappella version of the song acquired greater international popularity as part of an Internet phenomenon in the spring of when the Loituma Girl also known as Leekspina looped Flash animation of an anime girl Orihime Inoue from the Bleach series twirling a leek, set to a scat singing section of Ievan Polkka sung by Loituma  was posted in Russian LiveJournal.
For the animation, only the second half of the fifth stanza four lines and the complete sixth stanza eight lines are used. It instantly became a global hit and the song soon enjoyed overwhelming popularity as a ringtone.
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. The most popular vocaloid cover belonged to that of Hatsune Miku, garnering more than 40 million views on her official YouTube music video as of December Project DIVA 2nd as the tutorial music.
Infolk metal band Korpiklaani recorded a cover on the album Manala. 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 This song then became well known among Nogizaka46’s fans. From Polkkw, the free encyclopedia.
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