- function: singer / songwriter
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- WOMEX 2013
The singer, songwriter and the boss of the Jaakko Laitinen & Väärä Raha, band of five Laplanders living in Helsinki. Band's music is a mixture of Balkan Gypsy grooves, Russian romances and old Finnish humppa. Our instruments being vocal, trumpet, bouzouki, accordion double bass and drums.
Since our start in 2009 we have made few hundred gigs and made two critically acclaimed albums, of which first gave us a Finnish radio hit and second won the Finnish Folk Music Album of the Year 2012. We have toured around Finland, visited Baltia, Scandinavia, Germany, Ukraine, Turkey, Russia, Kazakhstan and Macedonia.