Nordic contemporary folk with cello and traditional wind instruments.
Nordic contemporary folk with cello and traditional wind instruments. Duo's tunes come with a twist of experimental touch. The twist comes from a quite unusual combination of instruments: cello, jaw harp, willow flute, harmonica and human voice. Hurja Halla released their debut album Riitti in January 2022.
Liisa Haapanen: cello, human voice, percussions
Janne Ojajärvi: jaw harp, willow flute, harmonica, human voice, percussions
Hurja Halla’s debut album Riitti (self-released) was published in January 2022. After the album release, the Riitti album was ranked at the World Music Charts Europe list as #14 in April 2022, #15 in May 2022.
Link to the music video of track Riitti from Riitti-album: https://youtu.be/FVXFOD5Vx90
”It is this variety of tone and mood, often within a single composition, that makes Riitti such an absorbing listening.” Songlines UK June issue 2022, Chris Wheatley: ★★★★
”Hurja Halla’s music encourages a freedom, independence and release of one’s spirit.” Roots Music Report, USA, Joe Ross: ★★★★