Rajaton

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Rajaton
Rajaton2005.jpg
Back: Hannu Lepola, Jussi Chydenius, Ahti Paunu,
Front: Virpi Moskari, Soila Sariola, Essi Wuorela
Background information
Origin Helsinki, Finland
Genres a cappella/Choral/Pop
Years active 1997–present
Website http://www.rajaton.net/
Members Essi Wuorela
Virpi Moskari
Soila Sariola
Hannu Lepola
Ahti Paunu
Jussi Chydenius

Rajaton is a Finnish a cappella ensemble, founded in Helsinki in 1997. The Finnish word rajaton means "boundless", to indicate the breadth of their repertoire, from sacred classical to near Europop.[1]

Rajaton performs primarily in Finland but also tours around Europe and the rest of the world, having performed in over 25 countries.

In 2005, Rajaton album sales reached 100,000 worldwide. They have earned eight gold records in total, with Rajaton Sings ABBA reaching platinum (30,000) and Joulu reaching double platinum (60,000).

Rajaton mainly performs a cappella, music written or arranged by members of the ensemble. Most lyrics are taken from poetry and from a collection of Finnish folk poetry Kanteletar.


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The six members of the group are:

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