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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

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5 days ago

JUURAKKO

#juhlapäivä 🥂🍾 ”Oi, Maalina” was released exactly two years ago! ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

JUURAKKO

Iloista Kansanmusiikin ja kansantanssin päivää 2019! 👯‍♀️ Happy Folk Music Day, dear friends! 🎶
#kansanmusiikinpäivä #folkmusicday #kansanmusiikinjakansantanssinpäivä
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3 weeks ago

JUURAKKO

TODAY @rento_bar (Yliopistonkatu 23, Turku) at 21.30! Highly recommended by @hermanni_hirvi and friends 🎶 ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

JUURAKKO

Happy May Day! 🎈 This Friday Juurakko will take over Turku at Rento Bar (Yliopistonkatu 23), 9 pm 🎶 Welcome, free admission!

@kanteleliitto #avajaisklubi
📷: Sauli Heikkilä (tuunaus: Juurakko)
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