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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.

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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.

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The Blassics

The Blassics play original funk with afrobeat elements. The band coming from Hämeenlinna in Finland perform probably the grooviest Ethiopian jazz-inspired music I've ever heard in my life. At this occasion, the seven-piece live band was part of a Funky Amigo event at the urban food district Teurastamo in Helsinki.

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Call it Voodoo Afro-Funk

Call it voodoo afro-funk. Vaudou Game got the people out of their seats to dance to their catchy music. I'd say their lead singer was wrong at the beginning of their gig to incline that Finnish people can't dance!

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Sensational performance

In less than 3 songs Vaudoo Game captured the attention of the audience to dance and cheer to their sensational afro-funk performance at the dancefloor area at the Huvila Festival Tent.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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1200 seats

The Huvila Festival Tent has a capacity of 1200 seats available and is the main concert venue of the Helsinki Festival. The tent was nearly sold out for a night with finest world music and afro beats.

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Relaxing atmosphere

The Huvila Festival Tent designed by Architects' Office Roy Mänttäri in 1995 is the main concert venue of the Helsinki Festival. Divided into two functional parts, the smaller tent serves as restaurant tent whereas the larger tent is used for world-class performances. This image shows the relaxing atmosphere at bar and food section.

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MC DJ Bunuel

Master of ceremonies at the main stage of the Funky Elephant Festival was no other than DJ Bunuel (aka Måns Strömberg). In the mid-seventies, he started as DJ and has been making programs for numerous radio stations. Also, he had a TV show presenting the Finnish Top40. In the nineties, he was one of the pioneers using the CD player as an instrument and has appeared in bands projects such as The Rasmus, RinneRadio, Linda Lampenius, Cool Sheiks, Lenni-Kalle Taipale, Giant Robot and much more. At this image, he is to introduce the British Soul legend, Omar.

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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.

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Multikulti

Welcome to the World Village Festival. This little stage opposite the National Theatre mainly was used for small performances, drumming workshops and children productions.

This photograph was exhibited in Landskrona museum in Sweden. Limited prints are sold out.

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Ryoji Ikeda

Japanese Ryoji Ikeda performed a concert with a lot of noise mixed with loops and experimental sound. His show was supported by multi media including flashing lights, repeating black and white patterns synchronised to his electronic music.

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