Kaipaava: Rajaton A Cappella Multitrack




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Published on Jul 25, 2009

We are singing Kaipaava (The Longing One), by Essi Wuorela and Jussi Chydenius as performed by Rajaton and recorded on their 2001 album Boundless. It is a Finnish folk song, with text taken from the Kanteletar. We sang the 6 parts a cappella (with no instruments), and recorded the videos. Sorry if our Finnish isn't great - we don't speak it. (this version is a re-upload: I fixed the low volume problem on the original video). Also, I think the audio's a bit late compared to the video - I'll try to improve that for future videos!

Update 11/01/09
Some viewers are concerned that I do not have permission to perform this song. In fact I bought the score legally from the original publisher. To verify my claim: http://www.sulasol.fi/en/sheet/mixed/...

Other Info:

I edited and mixed the audio with some reverb, EQ, and compression.

Equipment: Thinkpad Laptop, M-Audio Luna microphone, Tascam US 122-L audio interface, Cubase LE4 recording/editing/mixing software, Canon Powershot 640 camera

Sheet Music: Purchased from Sulasol, a Finnish music publisher (www.sulasol.fi)

About Rajaton: they are a 6-singer a cappella group from Helsinki, Finland. I consider them to be the best musical group of any kind. For more info, go to their official website (www.rajaton.net) or the Rajaton Fan Club (http://rajatonfanclub.awardspace.com).
You can buy their albums directly from their website, or in North America from http://www.a-cappella.com.

About me: I'm a 19-year-old student from Toronto, Canada, studying Business and Engineering in Philadelphia. I sing in the a cappella group Dischord (http://www.upenndischord.com ), and I sang in the Toronto Children's Chorus.
About Lauren: She is a 17-year old student from Toronto, studying Drama, French, and education in Kingston, Ontario. She also sang in the Toronto Children's Chorus.


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