Articles & Reviews

Reviews // ITKU (2022)

Songlines Magazine UK (12/2022) in English ★★★★★
Top of the world -album by Songlines Magazine
Roots Music Report (11/2022) ★★★★★
Lira Musikmagasin (11/2022) in Swedish
desibeli.net (10/2022) in Finnish ★★★★★
RootsWorld (11/2022) in English
Rootstime.be (11/2022) in Dutch/English
Saitenkult.de (10/2022) in German/English  9/10
ekultura.hu (11/2022) in Hungarian/English
Concerto Magazine (10/2022) in German ★★★★
Der Hörspiegel (9/2022) in German/English 10/10

 

Reviews // Ääneni yli vesien (2018)

Blogfoolk (9/2018) in Italian
Ostrava.rozhlas.cz (9/2018) in Czech
New Model Radio (9/2018) in Slovakian
Maailman Kuvalehti (9/2018) in Finnish
New Folk Sounds (7/2018) in Duch
Jazzthetik-Belege (7/2108) in German ★★★★
FolkWorld (7/2018) in German
RnR Magazine UK (5/2018) in English ★★★★
Salon Seudun Sanomat (5/2018) in Finnish “album of the week”
Magazin Nordis (5/2018) in German  5/5
Helsingin Sanomat (4/2018) in Finnish ★★★★
Songlines Magazine UK (4/2018) in English ★★★★
Lira Musikmagasin (4/2018) in Swedish/English
Folker (4/2018) in German
Ilkka (4/2018) in Finnish ★★★★
Savon Sanomat (4/2018) in Finnish ★★★★
ekultura.hu (4/2018) in Hungarian
New Folk Sounds (4/2018) in Duch
Global Music Magazine (3/2018) in German
fRoots (3/2018) in English
Rootstime.be (3/2018) in Dutch/English
Nordiche musik.de (3/2018) in German

 

Reviews // Rautasuu (2017)

New Folk Sounds (9/2017) in Dutch
Rootstime.be (5/2017) in Dutch
Musikreviews.de (4/2017) in German
Schubladenfrei (4/2017) in German
Global Music / Weltmusik-Magazin (4/2017) in German


Reviews // Turmio (2015)

Echoes zine  (10/2017) in Czech
Nordische Musik (5/2017) in German 18/18 stars
Folkmagazine.be (3/2017) in Dutch
Global Music / Weltmusik-Magazin (2/2017) in German
RootsWorld (2/2017) in English
New Folk Sounds (2/2017) in Dutch
Songlines Magazine UK (122/2016) in English ★★★★★
Top Of the World” -album by Songlines Magazine
Folkworld.eu (1/2017) in German
ekultura.hu (1/2017) in Hungarian
fRoots (11/2016) in English
Le Canard Folk – Belgium (8/2016) in French
Musikreviews.de (8/2016) in German 12/15
Finnish Music Quarterly (4/2016) in English
Jazzthetik (1112/2016) in German
Folker (4/2016) in German
Rootstime.be (7/2016) in Dutch
Folkworld.de (7/2016) in English
Hufvudstadsbladet (24.2.2016) in Swedish
Kansanmusiikki-lehti (4/2015) in Finnish
Kantele-lehti (4/2015) in Finnish

 

Listings etc.

Top of the World -album by Songlines Magazine (12/2022)
Album of the Year 2019 by Kantele Association
Folkelarm 2018 Showcase Artist
Top 5 Albums of 2018 by Elisunn/Aristocrazia Webzine
#31 World Music Charts Europe Year 2018
World Music Charts Europe
(4/2018) #3 (5/2018) #7
Transglobal World Music Chart

(3/2018) #9 (4/2018)#10 (5/2018) #16
Radio Les rutes del so #5 March 2018
Nominee for “Boarder Breaking Act of the Year” at Ethnogala 2017
“Band of the Year 2017”
by Kantele Association
Shortlisted for the “Best Group” of 2017 at the Songlines Music Awards 2017
“Best concert 2016” by Les Rutes del so
#1 x3  on the Eigenwijze Radioprogramma top 30 (2/2017)
Top of the world -album by Songlines Magazine (122/2016)
World Music Charts Europe
(12/2016) #8 and (1/2017) #12 and (2/2017) #12
Transglobal World Music Chart
(12/2016)(2/2017)
Womex16 Official Showcase Selection artist 2016
Radio Taiffa/Babel: #8 March 2017
Best World Music albums of 2016 by Potlista.com
New and noteworthy world and folk albums for the end of 2015 by Music Finland (12/2015)
Top 10 Best Finnish Albums 2015 by Glue at rosvot.fi (1/2016)

 

Articles

Ilottelua elektrisellä leikkikentällä // Koti-Karjala (28.11.2018) in Finnish

Elektrofolk-musik och stämsång // BLT (8.5.2018) in Swedish

Okra Playground upp i täten concert review // HBL (31.3.2018) in Swedish

Okra Playground – Live at De Ploter, Ternat  // FMQ (16.3.2018) in English

“Okra Playground at RWMF 2017” (7.8.2017) in English

“Five bands you need to listen to after Rainforest World Music Festival 2017” (22.7.2017) in English

“6 Notable Acts from the Rainforest World Music Festival 2017” (19.7.2017) in English

“Kanteleliiton tunnustukset 2017” // Kanteleliitto (8.5.2017) in Finnish

“Okra Playground ‘Turmio’ & Videopremiere” // Finnweh.de (5.4.2017) in German

“Video premiere von Okra Playground” // Orkus! Magazin (5.4.2017) in German

“Okra Playground: Kalevala a elektrofolk”
// Rozhlas.cz (14.3.2017) in Czech

“World Music Charts – February 2017” // Piranha Records & Publishing (1.2.2017) in English

“Suomalaista maailmanmusiikkia” // Keski-Uusimaan Viikkouutiset (18.1.2017) in Finnish

“Musikalisk resa i Finland” radio interview // UR Skola (24.12.2016) in Finnish/Swedish

“..den mystischen Tanz der Herbstfarben” // Orkus! Magazin (2.12.2016) in German

“Authentischer Folk aus Finnland: Okra Playground” // Orkus! Magazin (1.12.2016) in German

“Hilights From Womex 2016” // BBC Radio 3 (4.11.2016) in English
can be listened until 4.12.

“New folk and world albums for the autumn”
// Music Finland (12.10.2016) in English

“WOMEX valitsi Okra Playgroundin” // Gramexpress (4/2016) in Finnish

“Okra Playground bringer ihr spannendes electronisches Update der finnischen Folkmusik im Herbst nach Spanien zur WOMEX16 World Music Expo”  // Ausfinnland.de (3.10.2016) in German

“Okra Playground gets the folk party started”  // Music Finland (28.9.2016) in English

“Flow är inte bara för hipsters” // Nytid (16.8.2016) in Swedish

“Flow 2016: Eight Finnish acts to see” // rosvot.fi (11.8.2016) in English

“Taidetta Flow’ssa: haastattelussa Okra Playground”  // uniarts.fi (30.6.2016) in Finnish

“Finsk Folk-pop i Farsund” // Lister (10.3.2016) in Norwegian

“Top 10 best Finnish albums 2015”  // rosvot.fi (12.1.2016) in English

“New and noteworthy world and folk albums for the end of 2015” // Music Finland (1.12.2015) in English

“Okra Playground löysi uuden soinnin” // Kansanmusiikki -lehti (12/2015) in Finnish