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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

1 week ago

JUURAKKO

#tb Helsingin juhlaviikot / Helsinki Festival 💛

#helsinkifest #juurakkoband
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2 weeks ago

JUURAKKO

Happy Pride Week, friends! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 #loveislove #helsinkipride2020 Helsinki Pride Week ... See MoreSee Less

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4 weeks ago

JUURAKKO

Fond memories of Festival Les Traversées Tatihou a year ago. What did you do a year ago today? 🎶🧡🎶 Vuosi sitten juurakoitiin Normandiassa. Hieno maailmanmusiikkifestivaali, konsertti sirkusteltassa, kävely merenpohjaa pitkin lähisaarelle, juustot... Missä sinä olit vuosi sitten?Merci mille fois, Festival Les Traversées Tatihou - Musiques du large!!! We had the luxury of our agent Emma taking care of us for the whole weekend 🥰 We’ll share more photos of Normandie shortly! This one’s from Quettehou, just around the corner from our lovely hotel La Demeure du Perron. Hope to see you soon, our wonderful French friends ❤️ And thanks for the amazing concert, our Swedish sisters Kongero 💪

#festivallestraverséestatihou #juurakkotour #summertour2019 #juurakkoband #kesäkiertueenpäätös
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