JuurJuhla - RotFest 2020

28.3.-4.4.2020

Artists

Värttinä & Paleface

 Värttinä is Finland’s most successful contemporary folk music group. Värttinä’s roots are in the Karelia region of Finland, specifically women’s vocal traditions and ancient poems known as runos.
Fronted by three female singers and supported by virtuosic acoustic musicians, Värttinä composes most of their music and lyrics, based on traditional Karelian and other Finno-Ugric styles but with modern and thoroughly distinctive and original arrangements.
Since 1990, Värttinä has toured internationally and built a solid reputation as one the most inventive and uncompromising ensembles in the contemporary world music arena.Paleface, or Karri Miettinen, is again a mammoth and verbal genius of the Finnish hip-hop scene, who in recent years has produced more echoes from the world of protest songs. Paleface, in his own way, is a poetry singer of today, who has drawn on his lyrics history from the past, and with his sharp pen has also boldly touched the pain points of society.In JuuriJuhla-RotFest, the ironic and boisterous musicians of Värttinä rise to the same stage with Paleface. The public is allowed to wait for the verbal and musical fireworks with sweat flow and attitude!
www.varttina.com, www.facebook.com/PalefaceOfficial

Espoon pelimannit & Elina Sauri

Espoon Pelimannit – Esbo Spelmanslag is a light-hearted and presentable spelman orchestra from Espoo, whose groove and musicianship are known widely outside the capital area. The band is especially popular as the dance orchestra for a wide spectrum of events. The artistic direction and quality of the band are firmly held in the capable hands of Master of Music, Pekka Pentikäinen.

The soloist for Espoon pelimannit is Elina Sauri, a singer with 30+ years of experience from stages of all shapes and sizes.  Sauri is a diverse singer who aces schlager, swing and jazz ballads, dance music, Scandinavian singalongs, gospel alike, not to mention bossa nova in Portuguese!.

www.espoonpelimannit.fi
www.elina-sauri.com

Espoon pelimannit & Elina Sauri

Espoon Pelimannit – Esbo Spelmanslag is a light-hearted and presentable spelman orchestra from Espoo, whose groove and musicianship are known widely outside the capital area. The band is especially popular as the dance orchestra for a wide spectrum of events. The artistic direction and quality of the band are firmly held in the capable hands of Master of Music, Pekka Pentikäinen.

The soloist for Espoon pelimannit is Elina Sauri, a singer with 30+ years of experience from stages of all shapes and sizes.  Sauri is a diverse singer who aces schlager, swing and jazz ballads, dance music, Scandinavian singalongs, gospel alike, not to mention bossa nova in Portuguese!.

 

www.espoonpelimannit.fi 
www.elina-sauri.comti 

Pekko Käppi K:H:H:L

 

 

Otava Yo

This russian cult band came together in a spirit of free expression. They bring us a birds eye view of Slavic village life with all it´s madness, passion, party spirit and joie de vivre.

Otava Yo was established in 2003, without any clear plans. The members of the group were already established artists and bursting with ideas. Otava Yo gave them a creative space which they lacked elsewhere. The band take their music making with the utmost seriousness, whilst not taking themselves at all seriously. The musicians are impressively versatile. Use of traditional instruments such as the gusli, zhaleika and fiddle, conjure up age-old folk tunes. Yet the overall effect is described as “russian-gothic rhythm and blues”. Both the band and Festival believe this will be a night for the public to remember…

otava-yo.spb.ru/en/


Puuluup


Basco (DK/SE)

 Basco really just want to tell you some stories. Their music is complex and varied, from hard hitting, high-speed reels full of rosin dust and sweat, through sweet and melancholy tunes that tell of loves won and lost, through fitful fever-dreams of fractal complexity and fascinating texture, to songs that when you come down to it, are really just about sex.

 Basco’s material is nearly all original, stealing shamelessly and frivolously from Nordic, English, Celtic and American idioms to create a kind of organic, soupy stew – full of vitamins and anti-oxidants.

Hal Parfitt Murray (DK/SCO): vocals, violin, mandolin
Andreas Tophøj (DK): violin, viola
Ale Carr (SE): cittern
Anders Ringgaard (DK): accordion, trombone
www.bascoband.com

 

Juurakko

 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: kantele
Kaisa Saarikorpi: vocals, cigar box instruments, guitars, percussion
www.juurakkoband.fi

Halsbrytarna

 

 

 

 

 

Maria Kalaniemi & Pekka Pentikäinen

 

Raka Bananer

 

 

 

 

 

Suden Aika

 

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Program

28.3.-4.4.2020

Sat 21.3 at 14 JuuriJuhla-RotFest´s Etkot: Melkutus

Folk music students from Pakilan musiikkiopisto, Käpylän musiikkiopisto and Musiikkiopisto Juvenalia play in their own consert. In the consert also Maria Kalaniemi (accordion) and Eero Grundström (harmoniom) with a big 100 students folk music orchestra.
More info: www.juvenalia.fi
Tickets 10/5 €
Sello Hall

sat 28.3. at 18 – Enchantment in Haltia – melodies from the nature: Suo Selina, Suden Aika

Enchantment in Haltia – melodies from the nature: Duo Selina, Suden Aika
The opening concert of JuuriJuhla. The concert has an after-party in  Haltia,  a jam-session hosted by spelman orchestras from the capital area. Haltia restaurant has prepared dishes especially befitting the Juurijuhla theme.

The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia, address: Nuuksiontie 84

Tickets 17€/12 € + delivery costs (minimum 1  €)  from Lippupiste: www.lippu.fi/juurijuhla
A Kaikukortti event

Mo 30.3. at 19 Duo von Wachenfeldt & Sundkvist (SE)

Barock meets folk music.
Free admission
Espoo Lutheran Church

 

 

Tue 31.3. at 13.30.-15.15 Afternoon Dance. Music by Espoon pelimannit featuring lead vocalist Elina Sauri

Open café – Free admission – Sello Hall foyer

Espoon Pelimannit – Esbo Spelmanslag is a light-hearted and presentable spelman orchestra from Espoo, whose groove and musicianship are known widely outside the capital area. The band is especially popular as the dance orchestra for a wide spectrum of events. The artistic direction and quality of the band are firmly held in the capable hands of Master of Music, Pekka Pentikäinen.

The soloist for Espoon pelimannit is Elina Sauri, a singer with 30+ years of experience from stages of all shapes and sizes.  Sauri is a diverse singer who aces schlager, swing and jazz ballads, dance music, Scandinavian singalongs, gospel alike, not to mention bossa nova in Portuguese!.

www.espoonpelimannit.fi
www.elina-sauri.com

Wed 1.4. at 9.30 Raka Babaner

A concert for the children of Finnish-Swedish daycare centers and elementary schools.
Thorstorp, address: Gamla landsvägen 12
Tickets: 5 € at the door. Reservations: susanne.raiha@hotmail.com

WED 1.4. at 19 Aspö spelmän, Maria Kalaniemi & Pekka Pentikäinen

Tickets 17/12 € at the door
Thorstorp, address: Gamla landsvägen 12

THU 2.4. at 19 Paleface & Värttinä

Tickets: 25/20 € + delivery costs (1 € at least) from Lippupiste: www.lippu.fi/juurijuhla
Sello Hall

FRI 3.4. at 19 Pekko Käppi & K:H:H:L, Puuluup (EE)

Sello Hall

Tickets: 20/15 € + delivery costs (1 eur ore more)  from Lippupiste: www.lippu.fi/juurijuhla
A Kaikukortti event

Sat 4.4. at 11-16.30 Pilpatussoitot

Espoon Kansanmusiikkikilta (Espoo Folk Music Guild) presents: Pilpatussoitot, an event featuring folk music bands from the capital area.
Library stage at the Iso Omena shopping centre.
Free entry

SAT 4.4. at 18 Otava YO (RU), Basco (DK), Juurakko, Halsbrytarna

Sello Hall

Tickets: 20€/15 € + delivery costs from Lippupiste:  www.lippu.fi/juurijuhla

A Kaikukortti event