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RAKKA

Nothing can replace or emulate the ESP like-minded musicians develop through playing together over a long period of time. Multi-instrumentalist Kusti Vuorinen, saxophonist Masa Orpana and drummer Janne Tuomi have performed and recorded together in various guises since the early 1990s, and this mutual understanding they now draw upon as main songwriters of the unique and mysterious Rakka.

 

As documented on the critically acclaimed albums ‘Soutu’ (2012) and ‘Mykorritsan valtakunta’ (2014), this colourful and extraordinary Finnish group draws on a variety of sources such as free improvisation, the European schlager tradition, marching band music and soundtrack melodies when creating their aural canvases of miracle and wonder.

 

Made whole by the talents of trumpeter Tommi Kolunen and bass player Ville Rauhala, who also writes music for the collective, Rakka is all about refining their intricate interplay and conveying an ever expanding spectrum of emotions. And just like audience reactions from cities such as London and Berlin prove, the organic sound of the quintet, ranging from melacholy dirges to spiritual outbursts of joy and beyond, is highly contagious by nature.

 

 

RAKKA

Kusti Vuorinen - haitari, urut ja perkussiot

Masa Orpana - saksofoni ja huilu

Tommi Kolunen - trumpetti

Ville Rauhala - kontrabasso

Janne Tuomi - rummut

 

ROSINANTE(2012)

 

 

 

BAND CONTACT:

masaorpana(at)gmail.com

 

BOOKING:

annamaijasa(at)gmail.com

 

 


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