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Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
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All Artists: Troka
Title: Troka
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Northside Records
Original Release Date: 2/3/1998
Release Date: 2/3/1998
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
Styles: Traditional Folk, Europe, Scandinavia
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 021561600928

CD Reviews

Jubilant, mesmerizing funky Finnish folk
Rhonda Mattern | New Haven, CT | 09/01/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I first heard the Finnish group Troka on Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion and was so moved by the music that I tracked down the album the next day. I'd never heard anything quite like it: solid folk roots fiddle tunes laced with unexpected strains of blues, pop and even classical influences. (Louie Louie type chords on the harmonium - haunting Sibelius type harmonies underneath a simple mantra-like folk melody.) This collection of instrumentals ages well; I play it over and over and haven't gotten tired of it. Troka's exuberance, originality, and the thick, rich sound of their doubled fiddles, accordeon, and harmonium have literally made me laugh, cry, and dance like a wild woman. There's no telling what it will do to you--you'll have to try it to find out."
Best Finnish folk music CD
Rhonda Mattern | 06/30/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It's no wonder this group received a huge succes after their first appeareance at the Kaustinen Folk Music Festival in 1995 (?). This CD makes you laugh and dance for joy, and it's nice that the foreigners are finally able to listen to this CD (it was published in Finland earlier)."