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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.

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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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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.

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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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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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In chord (Saimaa)

Saimaa won numerous awards for the most popular rock music album of the year 2015 in Finland. Most of the compositions are made by Matti Mikkola (the guitarist with the white sweater) who performs his energetic orchestral works with many musicians.

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Despite rain, true fans

Despite few rain showers, the audience of Finnish band Saimaa stayed true fans chanting and listening to their music.

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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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Drum circle

African drumming is very popular in Helsinki. Just at the corner of the World Village Festival, a small camp with djembe and other drums was located, driven by African artists.

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The Drummer

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

This photograph is a commission work.

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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

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Fuel Fandango (A Duet)

Ale Acosta and Nita are the band duo Fuel Fandango. Both in a duet lively entangled at the World Village Festival 2017.

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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.

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