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Female Choir KYN & Juurakko

Wednesday June 6 at 19.00
Louhi Hall
NB: There’s been a change of hall. The concert takes place in Louhi Hall instead of Tapiola Hall as was originally informed. Tickets bought for Tapiola Hall are valid to the concert as they are.


Female Choir KYN and folk group Juurakko are hands-on in earth, all the way to the very roots that can be found there.

KYN takes you to the roots with the repertoire from its Outo kantele [Strange Kantele] album (Alba Records) released in March. You’ll hear music from two suites composed for KYN by Jukka Linkola: Loitsut [Incantations] and Outo kantele. Both suites look through the past to the future as old texts are transformed into fresh music. Loitsut draws its inspiration from the similarities Linkola found between the songs and chants of the local Native American tribes in the Lake Superior area and the old Finnish runes. The direction by Janne Marja-aho and live visuals by VJ Hellstone turn Loitsut into a stage performance that combines music, movement, lights and visuals. In Outo kantele, Linkola has fused the world of folk poetry with a dose of bold cabaret spirit, vibrant, even a bit theatrical expression and a pinch of jazzy groove. The suite is starred by accordionist Johanna Juhola and pianist Kirmo Lintinen. The choir is conducted by Kaija Viitasalo.

Juurakko combines root music and powerful storytelling with crossing Finnish language blues-singing to traditional instruments with rakish skiffle-attitude.Rough Juurakko-blues takes you from time to time to depths of a bog and then to a cruiser deck dance ball. The group crosses musical borders with joy and doesn’t hesitate to have their take even on the most whimsical stories.


Tickets: 15 – 25 € + Delivery fee


Kuva: Juurakko © Janne Mikkilä
June 06 2018


Date: June 6, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Espoo Cultural Centre

Kulttuuriaukio 2
Espoo, 02100

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