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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.

 

Juurakko was selected as the Artist of the Year at the Finnish Ethnogala 2020.

Laura Kaartinen

vocals,
harmonium,
percussion

Minsku Tammela

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

Anna Wiksten

vocals,
plankku,
percussion

Eija Kankaanranta

kantele

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

1 week ago

JUURAKKO
Åhh, tasan pari vuotta sitten oli tällaiset tunnelmat 🥲💛Puoli vuotta hiljaisuutta koronan takia ja vihdoin keikalla, ulkoilmaversiona tietenkin. Yleisöä kiiteltiin isojen turvavälien takaa eikä levyjä voitu myydä.w/ Kantele musician Eija Kankaanranta, Laura Kaartinen, Kaisa Saarikorpi, Minsku Tammela, Anna Wiksten#juurakkoband #folkmusik #summerfestival #music #Gigs #lovemusic #espa Etno-Espa 🙏 ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

JUURAKKO
Korrömeininkejä - Korrö vibes 🥰🎶#korrofestivalen #juurakkoband #folkmusik #summerfestival #music #Gigs #lovemusic🌟 Korrö Folkmusikfestival (Officiella Sidan), Eurea, Laura Kaartinen, Kantele musician Eija Kankaanranta, Kaisa Saarikorpi, Minsku Tammela, Anna Wiksten, Myyri Sysivesi 🌟 ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

JUURAKKO
Tuuuuuuuuusen tack Korrö Folkmusikfestival & Anders Smedenmark 🙏🥳❤️🎶Det var en oförglömlig upplevelse - hoppas vi ses igen!🎶 Laura Kaartinen, Kantele musician Eija Kankaanranta, Kaisa Saarikorpi, Minsku Tammela, Myyri Sysivesi, Eurea 🎶#korrofestivalen #juurakkoband #folkmusik #summerfestival #music #gigs #lovemusic ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

JUURAKKO
Korrö - here we come!! 🤩🛫🛬🚂🥳Showtime tomorrow at 7pm 🙌Biljetter/tickets: www.nortic.se/dagny/event/37465💛 Korrö Folkmusikfestival (Officiella Sidan), Laura Kaartinen, Kantele musician Eija Kankaanranta, Kaisa Saarikorpi, Minsku Tammela, Anna Wiksten, Myyri Sysivesi, Eurea 💛#korrofestivalen #juurakkoband #folkmusik #summerfestival #music #Gigs #lovemusic ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

JUURAKKO
Om en dryg vecka, fredagen 29.7, hittar ni oss på Korrö Folkmusikfestival (Officiella Sidan) (Kristianstad, Sverige) 🙌🤩Biljetter/tickets: www.nortic.se/dagny/event/37465#korrofestivalen #juurakkoband #folkmusik #summerfestival #music #Gigs #lovemusic ... See MoreSee Less
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