World Music School Open Mic

June 11, 2024
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World Music School (WMS) Open Mic at the Helsinki Open Waves 

A 40 min live show, moderated by Pedro Aibéo, chairman of the WMS at the Helsinki Open Waves in Caisa. Every 4th Wednesday of the month at 16:00 Finnish time.

The show invites musicians to talk about their work and lives and play live music. The goal is to promote local artists, preferably from foreign backgrounds and around world music. The interview is done in different languages (EN, PT, DE, ES, FR).

Minttu Hellstén

Minttu Hellstén is a new emerging name in dark and deeply soulful art pop. Minttu’s music is a rare combination of organic and synthetic worlds that speaks to the depths of the mind, where deep bass meets honest sensitivity. Minttu, born in the middle of the fields of Elimäki, whose road has taken her to eastern Helsinki, focuses on the strong creation of worlds and moods. Her music has been described as visual, cathartic, and original, a kind that embraces its listeners. Hellstén’s songs are uniquely produced to take place in a dark-toned electronic sonic landscape created in co-operation with Tomi Hyyppä. Hyyppä is remembered from the internationally acclaimed electro pop duo Villa Nah. Minttu Hellstén released her debut album, Hiipivä, pimeä hiljaisuus on 12th of April 2024.

Producer & Host: Pedro Aibéo
Guest: Minttu Hellstén
Sound recording, editing & live streaming:  Bailey Polkinghorne

*The audio piece was recorded and edited at the Helsinki Open Waves performance & recording room located at Caisa.

**The views expressed in this audio piece and texts are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the view of Helsinki Open Waves.  

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