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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

3 weeks ago

JUURAKKO

#figurafestspiele2019 TODAY at the beautiful @moestings_hus 🎶 The 1st concert starts at 4pm, the 2nd at 7pm
#juurakkoband
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3 weeks ago

JUURAKKO

We reaaaally tried not to disturb other passengers, but they gave us seats on separate rows... 🙉📣🙊
#finnair #bluewings #figurafestspiele2019 #copenhagen #juurakkoband
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3 weeks ago

JUURAKKO

The journey to Denmark has begun 🚌
#jyväskylä @kalevauva.fi #figurafestspiele2019 #juurakkoband
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2 months ago

JUURAKKO

Greetings from the moshpit! 😜 Having a creative weekend at the lovely studio of IMU-Inkoon musiikki.
#kakadu
#korkeanpaikanleiri
#juurakkostudio
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