Hurja Halla | Folk Music

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Hurja Halla (FI) is an exceptional Finnish folk music duo. Its music is composed by two multi-instrumentalists: Janne Ojajärvi and Liisa Haapanen. Duo’s music could be described as Nordic folk music with a twist of experimental touch.

Hurja Halla’s debut album Riitti (self-released) was published in January 2022. The album has been played in different radio stations around the Europe (World Music Charts Europe #14 / April 2022, #15 / May 2022).

”It is this variety of tone and mood, often within a single composition, that makes Riitti such an absorbing listening.” (Chris Wheatley, Songlines June issue 2022, 4/5 stars review)

”Hurja Halla’s music encourages a freedom, independence and release of one’s spirit.” (Joe Ross, Roots Music Report, USA, 21.3.2022, 4/5 stars review)

”Virtuoottinen levy” (Amanda Kauranne Riitti-albumista, Ylen Sydänjuurilla radio-ohjelma, Suomi, 14.3.2022)

”Kuulen näissä raidoissa villin luontomme, ikuiset metsämme ja eloisat vesistömme, joissa vuodenajat vilahtelevat elon suuressa pyörässä.” (Mika Roth, Desibeli.net, Suomi, 8.2.2022, 4/5 tähteä)

Hurja Halla:
Liisa Haapanen: cello, human voice, percussions
Janne Ojajärvi: harmonicas, jaw harps, overtone flutes, human voice, percussions