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

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Throughout Europe and Australia, the biggest musical event of the year is Eurovision, an annual song contest that pits nation against nation via a single musical act from each participating country.

Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät was elected as Finland’s representation in the contest, an amazing feat, and even though they only made it to the semi-finals, their memorable performance will remain a highlight of their lives and careers.

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Finnish may be one of the trickiest languages in the world, but luckily band member Sami Helle speaks English. Get to know the band and their unique story through this interview, where you’ll learn quite a bit about the band’s history and mission, not to mention how funny these guys are.

Lesson learned: never let anyone tell you you can’t do something, and always have a sense of humor. Check out more music by Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät on YouTube and SHARE this article if you like what they stand for. Needless to say, these guys rock.