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Wed 23.11.2022  /  G Livelab Tampere  /  Tampere

Okra Playground - Itku Album Release Show

Okra Playground - Itku Album Release Show Tickets

Okra Playground’s music is a combination of Finnish folk, electro and pop–rock where ancient instruments kantele and bowed lyre are combined with modern instruments and soundscapes. Three mighty female voices, present-day lyrics, hypnotic rhythms and mystical energy create an energetic and relentlessly electrifying sound. The third album Itku (Cry) of the internationally acclaimed group will be released on October 28th 2022 (Nordic Notes).

The themes of the new album are change, growth and opposites. The songs deal with global and social issues such as war, pandemics and mental health. Compared to their previous albums, the lyrics on Itku are more dominantly self-penned while the centuries-old texts of traditional runo singing still serve as an inspiration. At the release concert in November, the new material will be heard for the first time by a live audience. On stage, the band will paint a breathtaking picture of a world of shadows and light.

The two previous albums Turmio (2015, Nordic Notes) and Ääneni yli vesien (2018, Nordic Notes) were successes among critics, audiences and on charts around the world. The group has performed on prominent festivals such as the Rainforest World Music Festival in Malaysia, Celtic Connections in Scotland and Flow Festival in Helsinki and played and toured in Scandinavia, Estonia, Germany, Belgium, the UK and Hong Kong. During the next couple of years, the group will be heading for the United States for a series of tours each covering multiple states.

Okra Playground:

Maija Kauhanen – vocals, kantele
Päivi Hirvonen – vocals, fiddle, bowed lyre (jouhikko)
Essi Muikku – vocals, kantele
Sami Kujala – electric bass
Veikko Muikku – accordion, synthesizer
Oskari Lehtonen – percussion

Age limit: All ages
Time: Doors at 18:00
Showtime klo 19:00

Ticket price includes 3 € cloakroom charge.

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