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A stringed instrument of the zither family, used in the traditional music of Finland.

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a Finnish stringed instrument, similar to a zither
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(3.) Putkuri N, Kantele A, Levanov L, Kivisto I, Brummer-Korvenkontio M, Vaheri A, et al.
"To cut down unnecessary antibiotic use, the underlying factors need to be explored," said Anu Kantele, the project lead.
But the Scot impressed in round one against Marko Kantele and said: "I was desperate to get last year's loss to Andrew Gilding out of my system.
Munch Kantele Richard North "I have still got another five to seven years left in me at this level."
DARTS JOHN HENDERSON has few good memories of the Alexandra Palace stage where he faces a serious test against Finland's Marko Kantele in round one of the William Hill World Championship, writes Steve Davies.
The Finnish national instrument, kantele, is also well represented.
This album involves collaboration with others from Finland, Sweden, and Norway, including Arve Henriksen, an impressive improviser/trumpet player from Norway and Sinikka Langeland, a traditional folk singer and performer on the Finnish zither (kantele), known for her boundary defying work along with jazz musicians.
Saari comes from a family of accomplished performers, specifically the kantele, the Finnish psaltery.
In the Kalevala, an epic poem compiled from ancient Finnish folklore (often called the national epic of Finland), a mythical hero named Vainamoinen creates a stringed instrument called a kantele with the jawbone of a pike.