Akkajee is an up-and-coming duo in the world of folk and experimental music. They combine earthy groove, minimalism and akka* power. The particular
instrumentation of keyed fiddle, viola and voice creates an intense
sound that charms with its simplicity. Akkajee’s music evolves from improvising and composing with one another. They are inspired by Karelian melodies, folktales, art and life in it’s all colors.
Iida Savolainen: viola & vocals
Meriheini Luoto: nyckelharpa & vocals
*Akka, n(f), Finnish. Slightly derogatory term used to describe a head strong woman with a decisive attitude and a sharp tongue.