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Programme

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Nearly 400 exibitors

The exibitor list includes almost 200 organisations, closely 60 international kitchens and numerous talented handcrafters.

Afenginn (DEN)

Music

Afenginn’s mix of Nordic and Balkan folk and classical music traditions has earned the group a solid foothold on folk and rock festivals in both Europe and North America.

Anna Puu

Music

Singer-songwriter Anna Puu, Emma Award winner and creator of numerous radio hits, represents the top of Finnish music.

Gaby Moreno (GUA/USA)

Music

A resident of the US, Moreno draws from the musical tradition of her native Guatemala and fuses it with jazz, folk and blues.

Fuel Fandango (ESP)

Music

Spanish duo Fuel Fandango bring their explosive combination of flamenco-infused rhythms and electropop to the Saturday evening of World Village Festival.

M.A.K.U. Soundsystem (COL/USA)

Music

M.A.K.U. Soundsystem’s music carries within it the immigrant experiences and backgrounds of the group’s members.

Che Sudaka (ARG/COL/ESP)

Music

Che Sudaka have been using music to talk about society since 2002.

Irina

Music

Irina has been carried to the top of Finnish pop rock by her timely lyrics, original rhythm and mesmerising ballads.

Calle Real (SWE)

Music

Swedish timba group Calle Real’s modern approach and Latin rhythms make for an experience that cannot be ignored.

Samkid dance lesson

Kids' programme

The Samkid dance lesson fills Kids’ Corner with rhythms, steps and the joy of exercise.

Mutaveijarit

Kids' programme

Playful children’s music band Mutaveijarit stays true to their name, taking listeners on exciting adventures that often end in a puddle of mud.

The alpacas of Koiramäki Estate

Kids' programme

The alpacas from Koiramäki Estate are making a trip to the city to visit World Village Festival at Kaisaniemi Park.

Watchdog on the loose – sing-a-long for children

Kids' programme

Watchdog Veikko hosts this side-splitting adventure, with songs courtesy of Tuija Rantalainen and Anja Erämaja.

Kepa Talks: Active Syrians at home and around the world (FIN/SYR)

Talks and discussions

The war in Syria has lasted for six years. 11 million people have fled their homes, half of them staying in other countries.

Kepa talks: Interview with Phyllis Omido (FIN/KEN)

Talks and discussions

Phyllis Omido is a Kenyan environmental and human rights activist and the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize Winner from Africa.

Why don't you ask us? Refugees and media (AFG/IRQ/SOM)

Talks and discussions

Many refugees have backgrounds in journalism and the media. What would they like to contribute to the public discourse of Finland?

Interview: Eradicating poverty through community action (NGR)

Talks and discussions

When measuring the health of mothers and children, Nigeria is among the worst in the world.

Story Sharing Universum – stories from different cultures

Site programme

Story Sharing Universum is a project that brings in people from all around the world to share stories of their everyday lives in a relaxed setting.

Unattainable Maps (ECU/PER)

Site programme

Through the use of visual poetry and collage, we can all connect with the collective memory of a continent and with an identity that is still being shaped.

Epic Light – Village Radio

Site programme

The live radio broadcasts cover many interesting interviews and statements about the themes of the festival, quality music and the festival atmosphere, of course.

Järjestö100 Photography Exhibit

Site programme

This exhibit is organised as part of the Järjestö100 campaign, which explores the achievements of CSOs from the past hundred years through words and images.

Transit Havana (CUB/GER/NED)

Film programme

Every year, two plastic surgeons from Holland and Belgium visit Havana to perform surgery on five Cuban transgender persons.

The Wait (SWE)

Film programme

In his autobiographical documentary The Wait, director Maher Abdulaziz studies the struggles refugees who escaped the war in Syria face in Europea...

When Two Worlds Collide (PER/GBR/USA)

Film programme

The government of Peruvian President Alan Garcia hopes that the natural resources in the Amazon rainforests will bring the country both economic gr...

A Mexican Murder Story

Film programme

Jyri Jaakkola was shot in Mexico in 2010. For seven years, his mother has fought to bring his killers to court to answer for their crimes.

Village of Religions – opening doors to a dialogue of religions and cultures

Thematic stands

Village of Religions is a meeting point for religions and people. Experience a space shared by all religions and devoted to building peace.

Amnesty International

Thematic stands

Visit our stand to learn more about human rights, speak with experts about current issues and meet other everyday human rights advocates.

World Travelers Village

Thematic stands

Travelers will also get tips on fair travelling, taking into account the environment and local communities.

Open Finland

Thematic stands

Open Finland offers information about Finland and Finnish society to immigrants and to those interested in helping new Finns.

World 2030 Exhibition – Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

Thematic stands

What are the goals for sustainable development? Test your knowledge at World Village Festival.

Independent Life – A World for Everyone

Thematic stands

A joint stand by disability organisations Threshold and Abilis, both key organisations in Finnish development co-operation, dedicated to information and stories about their work.

Maailman Kuvalehti

Thematic stands

Maailman Kuvalehti is a magazine tailored for people interested in stories from around the world.

Market of Possibilities

Thematic stands

There’s something for everyone, with 150 civil society organisations and other exhibitors sharing a tent at Kaisaniemi Park.