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Janne Haavisto & The Shubie Brothers

In May this year, Janne Haavisto & The Shubie Brothers released the album "You Are Here". At Helsinki Festival they performed it live in a true feast of instrumental ska mixed with surf rock and other sweet-sounding rhythms.

culture, festival, Finland, music

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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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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.

concerts, event, Finland, music

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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!

concerts, culture, experience, festival, Finland, music, nordic

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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!

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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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

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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.

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

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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.

Artists, concerts, culture, Denmark, music, scandinavia

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Son de Cuba

Finnish people love the sound of Cuban music. In Helsinki, one of the greatest places to enjoy Finnish jazz or Latin-American performed live music is Juttatupa. This pub and restaurant with live music stage is one of Helsinki's oldest establishments.

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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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A Tuareg's message (Bombino)

Bombino sings his music in Tuareg, the Nomads man language. The Nigerian artist Bombino guitarist and singer-songwriter was one of the highlights of the World Village Festival.

Artists, event, festival, music, performance, portrait

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Empowering Nordic fashion

Roskilde Festival is an event with multifaceted undertakings. Empowering Nordic fashion designers and supporting new young talents is just one great example of what experience people can gain during the week long festival.

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Den Sorte Skole

Den Sorte Skole live on their turntables. These guys are incredible, just like their unique exotic mix of electronica with world music. This image is from their Strøm concert on the Red Roof in DGI-byen.

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Linkoban

Ling Ly passed away from aggressive cancer in the beginning of the year 2016. She turned 30 only. Our sincere condolences.

The emerging rap talent Linkoban was one of coolest Danish acts taking over the world with grime-pop. The grime music style Ling Ly (aka Linkoban) adopted in the UK where she has lived for three years tuning her British accent. When Ling returned back to her hometown Copenhagen she started collaborating first with rap artists Lucy Love and music producer Yo Akim.

Linkoban's music is a unique experience, both live and on her records. Linkoban's debut EP "Super Into On It" was accompanied by impressive music videos raving through many online blogs and on music television stations like MTV. With her energetic performances on festivals like Roskilde, Strøm and in China (where she has been banned). Linkoban released her debut album "Ox" in 2013.

More info on www.facebook.com/Linkoban.

Linkoban was interviewed by Hyper Safi in Copenhagen at Strøm in 2012. The event was presented by Vega and Malmö Stad with the support of the Copenhagen Municipality.

Photography and fragments of “Super Into It”, "One Trick Pony" and "Like This" music video were used thanks to the courtesy of Martin Jensen and Linkoban. 
Footage from Linkoban in China filmed by Kettil Myrstrand.
Music and Video used thanks to courtesy of Superbillion Records www.facebook.com/superbilli...
Lyrics & vocals by Linkoban. Music by Yo Akim.

Camera: Valdemar Silverstein Markussen, Rafael Rybczynski

Edited by Martin Jensen. Co-edited by Rafael Rybczynski.
Copyright 2013 ValoTV

ValoTV is a digital platform focusing on modern Nordic Culture. We combine visual arts with interactive design, storytelling, and documentaries.

music, people, portrait

# copenhagen  # grime  # grime pop  # interview  # mini-documentary  # music  # portrait  # stroem  # strøm  # valo  # valotv  #linkoban

Sadly you are gone (Linkoban)

A message of sympathy for Linkoban (Ling Ly) who passed away from aggressive cancer in the beginning of the year 2016. She was a humble star, a terrific person, and a great performer. She turned 30 only.

The year 2016 will probably be remembered as one of the saddest years in the creative and artistic field as of losing a lot of them.

The same year countless iconic cultural influential have died. Sadly are gone now Prince, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Gene Wilder, Sharon Jones, Prince Buster, Debbie Reynolds, and George Michael. You didn't go alone Ling, you left in great company.

soundcloud.com/linkoban/oh-oh

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