Mama Longhorn

Mama Longhorn
Mama Longhorn (Photo by Janne Alhonpää)
Mama Longhorn (Photo by Janne Alhonpää)
  • country:Finland
  • region:Northern Europe
  • style(s):Afrobeat, World Fusion
  • label:Soit Se Silti
  • type:Band
  • gender:male, female
  • instrumentation:vocal, percussion, woodwind, rock band, guitar
  • artist posted by:Funky Amigos

Line up

  • Eeva Poijärvi (vocals)
  • Janne Huhtala (drums & percussions)
  • Juho Nordman (trumpet, French horn)
  • Jukka Kettula (saxophone)
  • Kai Johansson (keys & percussions)
  • Saija Santavirta (clarinet)
  • Tatu Tyykilä (congas & percussions)
  • Tuomas Grönlund (guitar)
  • Valtteri Mäkitalo (guitar )


Step into the magical rhythm labyrinth of Mama Longhorn and get lost in its multi-coloured, meandering passages. You won’t find your way out, and you don’t even want to.

For eleven years, Mama Longhorn from Pori has delighted their listeners with versatile, energetic rhythm music. Their funk and afrobeat based sound is typically tinted by catchy melodies, free form playing and psychedelic hues. A breeze of Finnish air is brought by some melancholic melodies, the Northern mysticism of Eeva Poijärvi's voice and other subtle local characteristics.

On their third album Let It Run, released in 2021, Mama Longhorn took steps towards more imaginative expression. The elements of experimental and slightly even pop music carry the strong character of Mama Longhorn sound to even more original and enchanting direction. Let It Run gathered excellent reviews, and Radio Helsinki chose it as their album of the week.

The band is currently concentrating on putting the final touches to what will become their fourth album. The upcoming opus, unnamed for now, will be even more adventurous and exciting reach into multiple musical directions than the previous Mama Longhorn works. Without abandoning their afrobeat and funk roots, the band have let their imaginations fly high and creative juices flow unrestrained.

Mama Longhorn is one of the two specially selected Funky Finland artists for Womex '22, represented by Funky Amigos.