Kantele Association has awarded Okra Playground as “Band of the Year 2017”!
NEW SINGLE “RAUTASUU” OUT NOW!
‘Turmio’ released in Europe 2016 by Nordic Notes.
“This is one of the most exciting bands to come out of Finland in recent times.”
“TOP OF THE WORLD” -album
Songlines Magazine UK 122/2016
“Music, which is not sugar-sweet but still contains a huge addictive factor”
“Turmio is a solid album, one that hits the sweet spot of the excursions of other Nordic bands who combine traditional material with electronics. Okra Playground manage to do so consistently, with excitement and commitment.”
“…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.”
“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.”