Marko Maunuksela is Finland's New Tango King
Marko Maunuksela has been selected as Finland’s new tango king. He received a total of 57 points from judges at the Seinäjoki Tango Market event on Sunday.
The Seinäjoki Tango Market has been arranged annually since 1985. It brings together lovers of the Finnish tango, a dance with a long history in Finnish popular culture.
Although reminiscent of the Argentine tango, the Finnish version is characterized by the use of more minor keys. Lyrics of Finnish tango songs tend to center on love, sorrow and a longing for a better life.
Following a change to the rules last year, only a single tango king or queen is selected at the event held in the Ostrabothnian town of Seinäjoki.
Last year the event attracted over 100,000 visitors.
Some info on Finnish tango.