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Juurakko serves a delightful combination of Finnish and Afro-American roots music with vivid storytelling and rakish skiffle spirit. Highly skilled a cappella blues singing in Finnish is combined with exotic instruments like the kantele, the harmonium, the bowed lyre, the cigar box guitar, a coffee mug and a suitcase. The music of Juurakko invites you to a waltz with an old sailor, takes you to an island of unwanted people and brings earthy echoes from the Deep South.

Laura Kaartinen

vocals,
harmonium,
percussion

Minsku Tammela

vocals,
bowed lyre,
comb,
Jew’s harp,
percussion

Anna Wiksten

vocals,
plankku,
percussion

Eija Kankaanranta

kanteleet

Kaisa Saarikorpi

vocals,
cigar box instruments,
guitars,
percussion

Laura Kaartinen

vocals, harmonium, percussion

Minsku Tammela

vocals, bowed lyre, comb, Jew’s harp, percussion

Anna Wiksten

vocals, plankku, percussion

Eija Kankaanranta

kanteleet

Kaisa Saarikorpi

vocals, cigar box instruments, guitars, percussion

”Juurakko combines blues and folk music irresistibly.”

Mari Koppinen

Helsingin Sanomat

”You can’t make a music album much better than this.”

Mikko H. Haapoja

Kansanmusiikki

”It simply sounds like a burst of joy.”

Tove Djupsjöbacka

Hufvudstadsbladet

4 days ago

JUURAKKO

#folklandia2019 was smashing!!! 💪 A thousand thanks to every old and new friend on board! Official recognition of excellence goes to Hermanni Hirvi 🦌, Fiona 🐑, Justin Beaver 🦷, and Tommi Avikainen, who kindly sent us evidence that the gig really happened 😉

#juurakkoband
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2 weeks ago

JUURAKKO

FOLKLANDIA cruise! 🤩 Juurakko tomorrow (Sat 12th Jan) 1 pm at Sea Pub 🎶
#chewinggum #megabuffet #folklandia2019
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3 weeks ago

JUURAKKO

Viikon kuluttua FOLKLANDIA-risteily!
Juurakon jäsenistöä kuullaan lavalla seuraavasti:
• LA 12.1. klo 10.00 Timo Alakotila & Hannu Kella: Mingled Years -levynjulkaisukonsertti (Teatteri Europa, 6. kansi)
• LA 12.1. klo 13.00 JUURAKKO (Sea Pub, 8. kansi)

#folklandia2019 #timoalakotila #hannukella #pispalansottiisi #juurakkoband
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