19 July 1980 (age 37)
Jukka Poika (Jukka Rousu, born 1981) took his stance as the most widely known Finnish reggae vocalist and song writer in 1999-2002. During that time his lyrical and vocal charisma lead both his collaborations (Soul Captain Band, Kapteeni Ä-ni) into success. Since 2003 he has participated in various projects and released five reggae albums, plus an album tributing the folk genius Veikko Lavi.
Jukka’s voice cannot be separated from his message. Musically he has stunned the Finnish music audience from his very first performances together with creative reggae musicians of Soul Captain Band and other friends. He embraces a combination of various reggae styles, dub, and folk rhythms, positively loaded roots reggae with minimal decorations being the central approach.
Jukka knows where the world is now and what is needed. Singing with devotion, sincerity and deep realization he has proved in the long term what he really is: a contemporary visionary and a sage. In his message there is all: cultural criticism, humour, feminism, spiritual truth, health advice, comfort for the mislead, prophecy and wisdom, plain everyday living and a joyful appreciation of the One Life behind this world.
Jukka lives the way he sings, and sings the way he lives.
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