Punk Band Featuring Members with Down Syndrome Out to Raise Awareness in This Year’s Eurovision Song Contest

They’re called PKN, short for Pertti Kurikan Nimipaivat. All four members have Down Syndrome and, in a couple of cases, autism. They came out of Finland in 2009 (watch their story in a doc called The Punk Syndrome) and are now making a run at Eurovision 2015. Read more about them at The Independent.

I know who I’ll be cheering for this year. (Via Tom and Danny)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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