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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

2 months ago

JUURAKKO

Oh man, what a summer! Thanks VocalEspoo Festival, Nordisk Visfest i Hangö, Haapavesi Folk Music Festival, Kaustinen Folk Music Festival, Kihveli Soikoon, Työväen Musiikkitapahtuma & Humlefestival❣️ And very special thanks to all who came to meet us after our festival concerts – those moments keep us going ❤️

If you happened to miss the opportunity to hear Juurakko live this summer, you may also order our albums by email. Layout by brilliant Jimmy Träskelin 🤩, including all the lyrics.

• Oi, Maalina – 20 €
• Lauluja kuistilta (Songs from the Porch) – 15 €
• both albums together – 30 €
(+ mail)

#juurakkoband #juurakkotour #summertour2018 #laulujakuistilta #songsfromtheporch #oimaalina
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2 months ago

JUURAKKO

Det var jätteskönt att avsluta Juurakkos sommarturné i Monäs 🎶 Stort tack, Humlefestival❣️

Are you able to figure out which Juurakko songs we’re playing in these 4 pictures? 😉

#juurakkotour #juurakkoband #summertour2018 #humlefestival2018 #miksaajanunelma @ Monäs, Länsi-Suomen Lääni, Finland
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