Okra Playground


Okra Playground announced as WOMEX 2016 official showcase artist!


Turmio is now on World Music Charts Europe top 10!


New album ‘Turmio’ is out now!

 “This is one of the most exciting bands to come out of Finland in recent times.”
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                                                                                     Songlines Magazine UK 122/2016

“…Okra Playground have rewritten the rules of how to be at the forefront of contemporary world music while remaining true to their roots. This album alone makes them true ambassadors for Finnish music.”
                                                                                     Finnish Music Quarterly 4/2016

“Ein Album voller natürlicher Schönheit. / An album full of beauty.”
                                                                                     Musikreviews.de 8/2016

“Arrangements parfaits, belles compositions, imaginaire fécond : c’est une très belle réussite, assurément. / Perfect arrangements, beautiful compositions, fruits of imagination: certainly a success.”
                                                                                     Le Canard Folk – Belgium 8/2016

“Okra Playground har verkligen lyckats skapa ett smakfullt helhetssound, en egen färgskala. / Okra Playground has truly succeeded in creating an elegant, united sound, an own color scale.”
                                                                                      Hufvudstadsbladet 2/2016

“Albumi lunastaakin odotukset ja läpi levyn punaisena lankana kuuluu runolaulun ja modernien soitinmaailmojen yhteiselo. / The album meets the expectations and throughout the record we hear the teamwork of rune singing and modern soundscapes.”
                                                                                       Kansanmusiikki-lehti 4/2015

“– levy on mielestäni nykykansanmusiikin klassikoita jo nyt. / – already a classic.”
                                                                                       Kantele-lehti 4/2015

“The band’s debut album. Turmio, is a surprising and engaging piece of world music.”
                                               ‘the 10 best Finnish albums of 2015’ by Glue at Rosvot.fi