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Breaking the Barriers of Sound: Meet the Punk Band with Down Syndrome

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Punk to the Core

Some of the best people in life are the ones who break stereotypes, who tear apart walls that society has established and achieve feats that many of us aren’t even capable of.

Meet Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät (PKN), the Finnish punk rock band that has been smashing stereotypes since 2009. Not only are they a famous musical group, but each of their members has Down syndrome or is otherwise on the autism spectrum.

I know what you’re thinking: just because they have Down syndrome doesn’t mean they’re not the same as the rest of us/ able to do whatever they want. That’s not the point though: these guys are awesome, and inspirational stories always deserved to be shared.

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Source: Facebook/ Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät

Start the slideshow below to learn more about PKN and see them in action; their performance at an international competition will blow you away. Afterwards, why not SHARE their story?