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Rajaton band

Rajaton on nimensä mukainen kokoonpano sekä musiikillisen taustansa että ohjelmistonsa puolesta.

Kuusijäseninen a cappella-lauluyhtye on esiintynyt ympäri maailmaa niin konserttisaleissa, jazzfestivaaleilla kuin kirkoissakin ja laulanut kaikkea hengellisestä musiikista jazziin ja poppiin. On vaikea kuvitella yleisöä, jolle Rajaton ei voisi laulaa, tai musiikkityyliä, jota se ei voisi tehdä omakseen.

Vuonna 1997 Helsingissä perustettuun lauluyhtyeeseen kuuluvat Essi Wuorela (sopraano), Virpi Moskari (sopraano), Soila Sariola (altto), Hannu Lepola (tenori), Ahti Paunu (baritoni) ja Jussi Chydenius (basso). Jäsenten musiikilliset taustat vaihtelevat klassisesta musiikista kansanmusiikkiin, iskelmään ja rockiin.

Vaikutteiden laaja kirjo luo pohjan Rajattoman soinnin monimuotoisuudelle. Laaja skaala ei kuitenkaan ole itseisarvo, sillä musiikillinen sisältö on yhtyeelle aina tärkeämpää kuin muoto. Aivan omanlaisensa yhtye Rajaton onkin ennen kaikkea omien laulujensa ansiosta. Yhtyeen kymmenvuotisjuhlalevy Maa (2007) sisältää nimenomaan näitä ikiomia lauluja; suurin osa levyn lauluista on yhtyeen jäsenten itse säveltämiä. Levyn kantava teema on suomalaisuus – kaikki sen laulut on sävelletty suomalaiseen runouteen, kuten jo aikanaan debyyttilevy Novalla; ympyrä sulkeutuu.

Rajaton on julkaissut yhteensä kahdeksan albumia, ja yhtyeellä on Suomessa yksi tuplaplatina-, kaksi platina- ja kuusi kultalevyä; maailmanlaajuisesti Rajattoman yhteenlaskettu levymyynti lähenee jo 300 000 kappaletta. Kaikki albumit ovat, yhtyeen tyylin mukaisesti, keskenään hyvin erilaisia – yhdistävänä tekijänä on se, että materiaali on suurimmalta osin Rajattomalle sävellettyä ja sovitettua ja esitetään a cappella, ilman instrumenttisäestystä. Ainoat poikkeukset tästä ovat Sinfonia Lahden kanssa tehdyt ABBA- ja Queen-teemalevyt, joista jälkimmäinen, Rajaton sings Queen with Lahti Symphony Orchestra (2008), on yhtyeen tuorein julkaisu.

Jatkossakin Rajaton tulee esittämään kaikenlaista musiikkia – omalla rajattomalla tavallaan.

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Copyright: Rami Saarikorpi
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 8748x4374
Taken: 26/03/2009
Uploaded: 27/03/2009
Updated: 01/03/2015


Tags: rajaton; rami saarikorpi
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