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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

1 week 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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1 week ago

JUURAKKO

Juurakko proudly presents: the updated comb! 😍 TODAY @humlefestival 🤟 #juurakkotour #juurakkoband #summertour2018 ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

JUURAKKO

An amazing summer tour is heading towards its ending. The last gig will take place at @humlefestival on Sat 11th August. Hope to see you there! #juurakkotour #juurakkoband #summertour2018 #humlefestival2018 ... See MoreSee Less

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