[Music] Anna Kokkonen: The Golden Land—it’s something to hear

Anna Kokkonen from Finland started playing the violin in kindergarten—but now she creates her own music. In 2009, she started to write folk music with Finnish lyrics, and then she started an acoustic band, according to her website. Her music has since become very popular, and she’s now working on her third album.

Anna has been very inspired in her music and song-writing by the spiritual meditation practice Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa. The peaceful discipline teaches the principles of truthfulness, compassion, and forbearance.

Her website states that she also “volunteers in related human rights work, seeking to end the violent persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in Mainland China.” Listen to the song Kultainen maa.

LISTEN The Golden Land

(https://youtu.be/z1cRLwXfs2Y)

LYRIC:

A lady is being dressed in the mourning clothes of the prison

An innocent one is being locked inside a inclined cage

In the darkness she still remembers who she is

And she won’t give up on it

With a tear falling, she still tells the truth

The price of a thought is red as blood

You cannot suffocate the heart, she whispers with a smile

Light up a flame in a new candle

They spread from heart to heart

The lights shine behind the bars

Melting the ice on the faces

The golden land

Behind the wall there’s a young father in chains

His face is thin, his skin is white as snow

Silently he waits, since he knows that today his fears will be measured

Choosing between life and death

He raises his head, as the pain won’t make him discouraged

Deep under the surface the heart is beating stronger than ever

Light up a flame in a new candle

They spread from heart to heart

The lights shine behind the bars

Melting the ice on the faces

The golden wings touch the land

We weave the candles wicks together

Tonight the dawn will rise

The trail of tears will disappear

The golden land

The golden land

WATCH Interview: Anna Kokkonen

From: http://uplift.theepoch.com/uplift/finnish-singer-songwriter-has-always-loved-music-but-her-folk-tunes-its-something-to-hear_2449642.html

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