Wednesday, May 13, 2015
PKN is a punk band that's a little different. The four men are middle-aged, Finnish, and have Down syndrome and autism. Next Tuesday they're competing in Vienna in the Eurovision Song Contest.
The group was chosen to represent Finland by popular vote.
PKN has toured in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Norway, Canada and the Netherlands.
They were the focus of a documentary called Punk Syndrome in 2012. Their first hit, sung in Finnish, includes the lyrics: "I don't want to live in a group home, I don't want to live in an institution."
I think this is very cool. Did anyone see them on tour?