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Karuna: Tuulispää (2016)

Tuulispää is the second album of the contemporary folk music trio Karuna with Esko Järvelä on nyckelharpa and violin, Juha Kujanpää on piano and Teija Niku on accordion. They have composed and arranged the new album together, resulting in music which well represents each member’s personal style and different musical influences. One can hear both the dynamics of chamber music as well as the energy and rhythm of Nordic folk music in the ensemble. Instrumental tunes have been influenced by the drowning of the Syrian 3-year old boy Aylan in the Mediterranean Sea, the sun rising on a March morning and a sudden musical inspiration in the middle of a warm shower. Animals have also been taken into account with a couple of meandering compositions.

Just before the official release of the album Karuna toured in Northern Germany where their new music was greatly praised. The trio will tour next in the US (Minnesota, Washington and Oregon) for two weeks during June 2016. In Finland they will be playing at the Kaustinen Folk Music Festival on July 12.


Antti Kujanpää

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