Things really heat up whenever Maria Gasolina takes to the stage. A bunch of Helsinki-based musicians are especially famous for translating Brazilian hit songs from the past few decades into unique, timeless compositions that make the sun speak Finnish but shine like in Southern America.
The band has released four albums of rhythm and dance music from around the world and played all around Finland, as well as Russia and Brazil. It has indeed become quite a legend in Finnish indie music scene. Generations of clubbers in Helsinki have danced along to the Gasolina groove and enjoyed the Finnish versions of psychedelic samba-rock, euro-disco and arabian folk music - just to mention a few genres.