Global club nights

December 16, 2023
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Live concert | Faso Kan, The Shameless Shongololo

‘’Global club nights’’ is a networking and informative club series in collaboration with Caisa Cultural Center, Helsinki Open Waves web radio, and the Global Music Department of Sibelius Academy that aims to bring together all parties involved with music. With live music, seminars, and workshops, the events attempt to create bridges between musicians, event producers, agents, venues, and music lovers, bringing down barriers and creating a safe and creative environment of free expression. In a celebration of diversity, using the tools of intercultural collaboration and specialized knowledge, we provide the possibility of a neutral and safe space for sharing and exchange of knowledge, information, wishes, and insights on the music industry in Finland, both on the part of the musician and from the business side, while most importantly, sharing it with the community.

In this live concert, we are very honoured to host two incredible music groups:

Faso Kan

Faso Kan´s new album Tungaladen (Adventurer) highlights elements from West African music and storytelling tradition. In griot families the wisdom of the ancestors has been passed from generation to generation during centuries in the form of stories, music and dances. Each member of the band brings their musical adventures and expertice into the mix. The shared love for music results in a musical meeting of diverse cultures, the past, and the future.

Issa Dembele, balafon, laulu, djembe, congat
Adama Koné, kora, balafon, laulu, djembe
Ossi Raippalinna, rummut, perkussiot

The Shameless Shongololo

The Shameless Shongololo Band Organic grooves and shameless disco beats, mighty horns and haunting vocals! This nine-piece orchestra led by Finnish-South African singer-flutist Ayla Brinkmann brings to life a unique sound seldom heard live in Scandinavia. The Shongololo (isiXhosa, isiZulu: millipede) is an unstoppable shiny fellow who walks the earth with many many legs. 

Producers & Hosts: Chico Matada & Vasileios Katopodis
Guests: Faso Kan, The Shameless Shongololo
Live sound: Pekka Posio
Live Lights: Tony Leskinen
Live Sound recording, editing & live streaming: Bailey Polkinghorne

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