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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

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

5 days ago

JUURAKKO

#biisiposti #thewanderingsong #part1

Juurakko tries a new way of writing music, a kind of online video chain letter of music. One of us begins by sending a short musical idea and the next one adds her input until everybody has made their contribution.
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7 days ago

JUURAKKO

Hello everybody! Juurakko will try a new way of writing music, a kind of online video chain letter of music. One of us begins by sending a short musical idea and the next one adds her input until everybody has made their contribution.

#biisiposti #thewanderingsong #intro
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1 week ago

JUURAKKO

TODAY!!! Harmony Fields 20th Anniversary - 北欧の「おうちで」音楽ピクニック Nordic Midsummer Festival at home!

You can watch the festival LIVE over here: youtu.be/JBRL8sKy6oE
• FIN / EST / LVA / LTU : 13:00 - (UTC +3)
• SWE / DEN / NOR : 12:00 - (UTC +2)
• ISL : 10:00 - (UTC 0)
• JAP : 19:00 - (UTC +9)

Okra Playground, Rajaton, Kardemimmit, VIMMA - Progressive Folk, Curly Strings, Trad.Attack, Puuluup, Otava Yo (Отава Ё) and many others 🎶 Juurakko plays at the second setting which starts 45 minutes after the beginning of the festival. Warmest thanks to our language coaches Hiromi Hilma Hokkanen and Midori Takahashi! Kiitos arigatooooo!!

#saurabookingagency
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2 weeks ago

JUURAKKO

Happy news! You can watch Harmony Fields 20th Anniversary - 北欧の「おうちで」音楽ピクニック Nordic Midsummer Festival at home AGAIN this Saturday! 🥳 Join JUURAKKO, Okra Playground, Rajaton, Kardemimmit, VIMMA - Progressive Folk, Curly Strings, Trad.Attack, Puuluup, Otava Yo (Отава Ё) and many others! 🎶

Rebroadcast will take place June 27th (Sat)
• FIN / EST / LVA / LTU : 13:00 - (UTC +3)
• SWE / DEN / NOR : 12:00 - (UTC +2)
• ISL : 10:00 - (UTC 0)
• JAP : 19:00 - (UTC +9)

If you subscribe to the Harmony Fields YouTube channel in advance, you can watch the festival smoothly.

Warmest thanks to our language coaches Hiromi Hilma Hokkanen and Midori Takahashi! Kiitos arigatooooo!!
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3 weeks ago

JUURAKKO

JUURAKKO NostalgiaLive 2020:
EIPÄ KASVA KAIKKI LAULUT (O Roots, Where Groweth Ye?)

Kesäinen tervehdys! Juurakon NostalgiaLive-sarjassa julkaistaan kesäkuussa 2020 viisi aiemmin esitettyä kappaletta. Tässä niistä viides eli viimeinen. Hyvää juhannusta, ystävät!

Välkommen till Juurakkos NostalgiaLive! Juurakkos sommarhälsningar ges ut under fem separata dagar i juni 2020. Ha en härlig sommar, kära vänner!

Summer greetings from Juurakko! Juurakko's NostalgiaLive in June 2020 presents five songs from our previous concerts. Have a wonderful summer, dear friends!

#summer2020 #tb #nostalgialive #juurakkoband #eipäkasvakaikkilaulut #orootswheregrowethye #kaukaselofolk

youtu.be/YmMdd86DU34
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