Hiski Salomaa

Hiski Salomaa

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Hiski Salomaa, born Hiskias M tt (May 17, 1891 in Kangasniemi, Finland - July 7, 1957 in New York City, USA) was a Finnish American folk singer and song writer. Born in Kangasniemi, Finland, Salomaa moved to the Upper Peninsula, Michigan, in 1908 after the death of his mother. There, he made his living as a tailor. Salomaa, an active anarcho-syndicalist, joined the Industrial Workers of the World and served time in prison as a conscientious objector during the First World War. Salomaa's songs depict Finnish immigrant life in North America and were very popular among the Finnish diaspora in North America. An interesting feature of Salomaa's is the plain use of Finglish in his lyrics, making his songs more difficult to understand outside of a Finnish-American or Finnish-Canadian audience. Often referred to as the Finnish Woody Guthrie, Salomaa's songs paint a picture of the Finnish, working class immigrant experience.show more

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  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 254g
  • Cred Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136596164
  • 9786136596167