A kantele (pronounced [ˈkɑntele] in Finnish) or kannel ([ˈkɑnːel] in Estonian, harpu in Sami) is a traditional plucked string instrument of the zither family native to Finland, Estonia, and Karelia. It is related to the Russian gusli, the Latvian kokle and theLithuanian kanklės. Together these instruments make up the family known as Baltic psalteries. The instrument is also known as the kusle among the Volga-Finnic Mari people.
Even in contemporary music there are voices for culture, indigenous peoples and the right to be who you are.
Swedish artist Roger Pontare is an example of this, and here joined by metal band Hammerfall doing one of his songs.