Music

Aurora

Music

  • Pop
  • Reggae
A sunny atmosphere permeates singer-songwriter Aurora's reggae sound.

Aziza Brahim (ARG/ESP/ESH)

Music

  • Desert blues
  • Folk
  • World Music
Through her music, inspired by the cultural tradition of Western Sahara, Aziza Brahim wants to remind people about the long-standing conflict in the area.

Baran & Oriental Hype: Eastern Wind (FIN/IRI)

Music

  • Folk
Baran and Oriental Hype bring a breath of Middle-Eastern dance and music culture to Mekong Stage.

Decent Work Club

Music

  • Hiphop
  • Choral singing
  • Pop
  • Rap
Saturday evening at the festival continues at Virgin Oil.

Diandra & Hossni Boudali – Youth Ambassadors

Music

  • Pop
Pop musician Diandra and artist-musican Hossni Boudali perform on Saturday at Mekong Stage as part of the European Year for Development.

Dounya Fanyi Fan (FIN/BUR/GUI/MLI)

Music

  • Afro
  • West African Music
  • West African Dance
Helsinki-based Dounya Fanyi Fan's performances are marked by hypnotic rhythms and masquerade dances.

Finnish Red Cross presents: Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars (SLE)

Music

  • Afropop
  • Reggae
Formed at a refugee camp, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars make music built on wartime experiences.

Jaliba Kuyateh & Kumareh Band (GAM)

Music

  • Kora-pop
Jaliba Kuyateh is a master of the West African insturment kora, and in his music he combines Gambian rhythms with modern sounds, a blend he has nam...

Kalle Salonen band feat. MC Koo

Music

  • Funk
  • Jazz
Hammond organist Kalle Salonen and his band play funk-, jazz- and rhythm and blues-inspired music with a strong vision.

Kaveri Special

Music

  • Afrobeat
  • Afropop
  • Highlife
Kaveri Special's African-influenced guitar pop takes the festival mood to another level with its sweltering sounds and effervescent beats.

Klezmofobia (DEN)

Music

  • Klezmer
  • Rock
  • Ska
The starting point for Klezmofobia is Eastern European folk, to which they incorporate influences all the way from rock and ska to jazz and cabaret...

Levi Nean & Awale (FIN/CIV)

Music

  • Reggae
  • Rock
Composer, lyricist and singer Levi Nean was inspired by African music and history at a young age.

Mashrou' Leila (LIB)

Music

  • Folk
  • Indie
  • Indierock
  • Rock
Lebanese Mashrou' Leila's melodic rock is a catchy fusion of guitar-driven indie pop, folk influences and arena rock.

Metro presents: Janna

Music

  • Pop
  • Soul
Known for her expressive delivery, singer-songwriter Janna rapidly rose to top of Finnish pop.

Orlando Julius & The Heliocentrics (NGR/GBR)

Music

  • Afrobeat
  • Funk
  • Jazz
  • Soul
When afropop legend Orlando Julius and modern jazz collective The Heliocentrics joined forces in the studio, the resulting album was one of last ye...

Pietarin Spektaakkeli

Music

  • Blues
  • Hiphop
  • Pop
  • Reggae
  • Rock
Pietarin Spektaakkeli takes over Mekong Stage with their original style, drawing inspiration from blues, folk, rockabilly and various other genres.

Ramy Essam (FIN/EGY)

Music

  • Rock
Egyptian singer-songwriter Ramy Essam became internationally known through the events of Tahrir Square in 2011, when his song Irhal became the anth...

Songhoy Blues (MLI)

Music

  • Desert blues
  • Rock
Malinese quartet Songhoy Blues plays solid desert blues with rock influences.

Tsuumi Sound System

Music

  • Folk
  • World Music
Tsuumi Sound System is one of the top names modern folk music, combining Finnish musical tradition with influences from acoustic jazz, tango, samba...

UMO – Helsinki – Cotonou (FIN/BEN)

Music

  • Afrobeat
  • Funk
  • Jazz
One of the most interesting collaborations of the jazz summer will premiere at World Village Festival on Sunday, as Uuden Musiikin Orkesteri UMO an...

West African Dance and Music workshop (FIN/SEN)

Music

  • West African Music
  • West African Dance
  • Workshop
The area in front of Mekong Stage gets turned into a dance floor that is open to anyone looking to try out West African dances.

World Village Afterparty

Music

  • Afro
  • Afrobeat
  • Afropop
  • Desert blues
  • Funk
World Village Festival ends on Sunday at Tavastia with effervescent rhythms and enthralling performances that continue late into the night.

Aziza Brahim (ARG/ESP/ESH)

Music

  • Desert blues
  • Folk
  • World Music
Through her music, inspired by the cultural tradition of Western Sahara, Aziza Brahim wants to remind people about the long-standing conflict in the area.

Decent Work Club

Music

  • Hiphop
  • Choral singing
  • Pop
  • Rap
Saturday evening at the festival continues at Virgin Oil.

Diandra & Hossni Boudali – Youth Ambassadors

Music

  • Pop
Pop musician Diandra and artist-musican Hossni Boudali perform on Saturday at Mekong Stage as part of the European Year for Development.

Finnish Red Cross presents: Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars (SLE)

Music

  • Afropop
  • Reggae
Formed at a refugee camp, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars make music built on wartime experiences.

Kaveri Special

Music

  • Afrobeat
  • Afropop
  • Highlife
Kaveri Special's African-influenced guitar pop takes the festival mood to another level with its sweltering sounds and effervescent beats.

Klezmofobia (DEN)

Music

  • Klezmer
  • Rock
  • Ska
The starting point for Klezmofobia is Eastern European folk, to which they incorporate influences all the way from rock and ska to jazz and cabaret...

Levi Nean & Awale (FIN/CIV)

Music

  • Reggae
  • Rock
Composer, lyricist and singer Levi Nean was inspired by African music and history at a young age.

Metro presents: Janna

Music

  • Pop
  • Soul
Known for her expressive delivery, singer-songwriter Janna rapidly rose to top of Finnish pop.

Pietarin Spektaakkeli

Music

  • Blues
  • Hiphop
  • Pop
  • Reggae
  • Rock
Pietarin Spektaakkeli takes over Mekong Stage with their original style, drawing inspiration from blues, folk, rockabilly and various other genres.

Ramy Essam (FIN/EGY)

Music

  • Rock
Egyptian singer-songwriter Ramy Essam became internationally known through the events of Tahrir Square in 2011, when his song Irhal became the anth...

Songhoy Blues (MLI)

Music

  • Desert blues
  • Rock
Malinese quartet Songhoy Blues plays solid desert blues with rock influences.

Tsuumi Sound System

Music

  • Folk
  • World Music
Tsuumi Sound System is one of the top names modern folk music, combining Finnish musical tradition with influences from acoustic jazz, tango, samba...

West African Dance and Music workshop (FIN/SEN)

Music

  • West African Music
  • West African Dance
  • Workshop
The area in front of Mekong Stage gets turned into a dance floor that is open to anyone looking to try out West African dances.

Aurora

Music

  • Pop
  • Reggae
A sunny atmosphere permeates singer-songwriter Aurora's reggae sound.

Baran & Oriental Hype: Eastern Wind (FIN/IRI)

Music

  • Folk
Baran and Oriental Hype bring a breath of Middle-Eastern dance and music culture to Mekong Stage.

Dounya Fanyi Fan (FIN/BUR/GUI/MLI)

Music

  • Afro
  • West African Music
  • West African Dance
Helsinki-based Dounya Fanyi Fan's performances are marked by hypnotic rhythms and masquerade dances.

Jaliba Kuyateh & Kumareh Band (GAM)

Music

  • Kora-pop
Jaliba Kuyateh is a master of the West African insturment kora, and in his music he combines Gambian rhythms with modern sounds, a blend he has nam...

Kalle Salonen band feat. MC Koo

Music

  • Funk
  • Jazz
Hammond organist Kalle Salonen and his band play funk-, jazz- and rhythm and blues-inspired music with a strong vision.

Mashrou' Leila (LIB)

Music

  • Folk
  • Indie
  • Indierock
  • Rock
Lebanese Mashrou' Leila's melodic rock is a catchy fusion of guitar-driven indie pop, folk influences and arena rock.

Orlando Julius & The Heliocentrics (NGR/GBR)

Music

  • Afrobeat
  • Funk
  • Jazz
  • Soul
When afropop legend Orlando Julius and modern jazz collective The Heliocentrics joined forces in the studio, the resulting album was one of last ye...

UMO – Helsinki – Cotonou (FIN/BEN)

Music

  • Afrobeat
  • Funk
  • Jazz
One of the most interesting collaborations of the jazz summer will premiere at World Village Festival on Sunday, as Uuden Musiikin Orkesteri UMO an...

World Village Afterparty

Music

  • Afro
  • Afrobeat
  • Afropop
  • Desert blues
  • Funk
World Village Festival ends on Sunday at Tavastia with effervescent rhythms and enthralling performances that continue late into the night.