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Steel guitar virtuoso

Steel guitar by no one else than the Finnish musician legend Olli Haavisto who recorded and released music with eg Jim Pembroke Band, Hoedown, Tuomari Nurmio and others. Multi-instrumentalist Olli is the older brother to Janne and performed at this Helsinki Festival concert as the special guest of the evening. Olli was so cool being a humble virtuoso performing with an unusual Hawaiian steel guitar.

Artists, concerts, festival, Finland, music

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Drummer Janne Haavisto

Finland for some time now has been known for excellent authentic rock and surf oriented instrumental music. Janne Haavisto used to be in the Finnish 60s-style rock cult band Laika & The Cosmonauts. At present day Haavisto, a drummer, guitarist, composer and producer presented his newest band project with The Shubie Brothers at the Helsinki Festivals Huvila Tent.

Artists, concerts, culture, Finland, performance

#concert  #drummer  #helsingin juhlaviikot  #helsinki festival  #huvila festival tent  #janne haavisto  #janne haavisto the shubie brothers  #musician  #performance  #surf rock

Kinetic sculptures

Visiting Jessica MacMillan studio in the Artists' House. American multidisciplinary artist MacMillan creates sculptures and installations within astronomy and their relationship to the actuality of daily life on our planet. She explains to visitors her visions of this installation that in astronomy, reality and appearance are more disconnected than in any other area of human experience. The kinetic sculptures of household objects are aligned with the axis of the planet and mounted the same that are used for guiding telescopes.

art, Artists, design, education, interactive, Norway

#anti planet  #art  #art festival  #artist-run  #artists  #astronomy  #ateliers  #coffee press  #contemporary art  #culture  #installation  #jessica macmillan  #kinetic  #konst  #kunst  #kunstnernes hus  #nordic  #norway  #orange juice  #oslo  #oslo open  #scandinavia  #sculptures  #shoe  #studios  #the artists house

Vaudou Game

Big compliments to the producers of Helsinki Festival inviting Vaudou Game for the first time ever to Finland. What a funky band. Without a doubt, a very stylish band dressed up to groove and to bringing back the sound of soul and funk. An extraordinary experience of seeing these guys live in action!

Artists, concerts, festival, Finland, music

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Authentic afro-funk

Vaudau Game is something special. I have seen many bands in my life, but this Group of Artists stands out with their authentic, and energetic afro-funk, soul and R&B style. Their songs are ultimately killer party dancefloor hits.

Artists, culture, experience, festival, Finland, music, performance

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Peter Solo

Togolese Peter Solo is the frontman of the French sextet Vaudou Game. His appearance resembles a voodoo priest: bare-breasted, dressed in green trousers, and ordained with natural dyes, beads and embellishments. Peter played flawless chords on his guitar with a soulful voice sounding like James Brown.

Artists, concerts, culture, Finland, performance

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Magnetised audience

Blick Bassy magnetised the audience with their humble and many-sided songs. Blick's distinctive voice mixing with his bluesy guitar play backed by cello and trombone made this to an extraordinary impressive concert.

Artists, concerts, experience, festival, Finland, multiculturality, music, performance

#afrobeat  #bassa language  #blick bassy  #blues  #cameroon  #concert  #culture  #finland  #helsingfors festspel  #helsingin juhlaviikot  #helsinki  #helsinki festival  #huvila festival tent  #jazz  #juhlaviikot  #music  #musicians  #performance  #soul  #world music

Petit/Bassy/Fourneyron

Critically acclaimed Cameroonian musician Blick Bassy was the first afro artists of the evening at the Helsinki Festival. Bassy was accompanied by French cellist Clémont Petit and trombonist Fidel Fourneyron. Together the trio recorded Blick Bassy's latest album Akö.

Artists, concerts, culture, experience, Finland, music, performance

#afrobeat  #bantu language  #bassa  #blick bassy  #blues  #cameroon  #concert  #culture  #finland  #funk  #helsingfors festspel  #helsingin juhlaviikot  #helsinki  #helsinki festival  #huvila festival tent  #jazz  #juhlaviikot  #music  #musicians  #performance  #soul  #world music

Yilan Kabilesi

The Funky Elephant Festival was an event full of soul and funk as well as exotic music performances. In the Unity Haven venue, the Balkan Fever club makers introduced to an oriental soundscape, burlesque and belly dancing. Yilan Kabilesi is a Finnish belly dance trio.

Artists, culture, experience, festival, Finland

#arts  #belly dance group  #canon m5  #culture  #dancers  #diversity  #experience  #finland  #funky amigos  #funky elephant festival  #helsinki  #suvilahti  #tattoo  #yilan kabilesi

A scene in a living room

Latest once the audience got to the scene in the living room of the Forester family it became apparent that Janáček’s original is not the tale of a forest animal. Vixen is a modern play about a homeless young girl looking for shelter in the Greater London area. All around the living room spectators were seated on sofas, chairs or on the floor within the theatrical setting. Equipped with headphones they follow the emerging singer's dramatic dialogues sang in tenor and soprano while listening to the musical score.

architecture, Artists, culture, Finland, opera, performance, spectators

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Freshly sprayed mural

Grafitti sprayers compete weekly with mind-blowing new murals in Suvilahti, Helsinki. Each week you can find new works, and each time sprayers painted over some other artists murals.

Artists, culture, Finland, graffiti, lifestyle

#art  #contemporary art  #culture  #finland  #graffiti  #helsinki  #kalasatama  #murals  #spray can  #streetart  #suvilahti  #wall painting

One band to see

Suspekt is a band to see, even if you don't understand a word in Danish, their spectacular show is worth to experience live.

Artists, concerts, culture, Denmark, music, scandinavia

#bornholm  #concert  #culture  #dansk rap  #denmark  #experience  #festival  #hiphop  #island  #performance  #scandinavia  #suspekt  #valotv  #wonderfestiwall

Artist at work

Artist at work in his studio. Alvar Gullichsen is a multi-gifted Finnish artist who is primarily known as a painter and sculptor. This image was taken in October 2013.

art, Artists, portrait

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Saimaa

Saimaa band portrait taken at Teurastamo in Helsinki.

Artists, portrait

#helsinki  #music band  #portrait  #saimaa  #teurastamo

Olurombi (Aiyekooto & Afrobeat International)

Aiyekooto & Afrobeat International is Afro Finnish Big Band with fifteen musicians. The band released their first album Olurombi in 2013. This image is taken at a Funky Elephant event in Teurastamo, the urban food centre in Helsinki.

Artists, music, nordic, performance

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The Drummer

Alvar Gullichsen, a Finnish multidisciplinary artist: Painter, sculptor, graphic designer and musician.

This photograph is a commission work.

Artists, nordic, people, portrait

#afrojazz  #alvar gullichsen  #artist  #artists  #culture  #drummer  #finland  #music  #musicians  #painter  #people  #performance  #portrait  #songwriter

Proud Ismaila

Senegalese singer-percussionist-dancer Ismaila Sané with his new band Saïsba.

Photograph taken at Afrojazz Club, 13.04.2017 www.facebook.com/afrojazzclub

Artists, culture, multiculturality, nordic

#afrobeat  #afrojazz  #afrojazz club  #concert  #culture  #finland  #fusion  #helsinki  #ismaila sane  #jazz club  #music  #performance  #saisba  #senegal  #storyville

Exploring artists vision

Oslo-Open presents. One of the talented artists introduced to the public. A spectator watches artists website.

This artist studio space is run by the Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo.

art, Artists, city, culture, design, education, exhibition, experience

#art  #art festival  #artist-run  #artists  #ateliers  #contemporary art  #culture  #konst  #kunst  #nordic  #norway  #oslo  #oslo open  #scandinavia  #studios

Kunstnernes Hus

Where art flourishes. Kunstnernes Hus is a art driven plateau for Norwegian and international contemporary art. The house is artist-run, tenants include the Academy of Fine Arts.

www.kunstnerneshus.no

art, Artists, city, culture, design, education, exhibition, nordic

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