Summary in English
Kilombo Festival is the first cultural festival in Helsinki presenting music and dance art from Africa and African diaspora. Since the first festival in 2014 we have had in our program workshops of African dances and music from Burkina Faso, Guinea and Benin. From Afro diaspora we have presented Afro-Cuban, Afro-Brazilian and Afro-Haitian dances and music.
This year´s artists and teachers present dances and music from Senegal, Peru and Cuba. The weekend will be full of colourful dance workshops with live percussion, bazaar, food market and Kilombo Jam Fiesta on Friday night at Teurastamo and Kilombo Club on Saturday night at Restaurant Lämpö in Suvilahti.
Kilombo Festival 2018
16:30-17:00 Short introduction to Sabar tradition by dance and music researcher Elina Seye (Jazz Factory). Free admission!
17:00-20:00 Sabar intro - dance and percussion workshops for beginners (Jazz Factory).
18:00-22:00 Kilombo Bazaar & Kitchen (Teurastamo).
18:00-22:00 Kilombo Jam Fiesta (Teurastamo). Performers: Kuukumina, Afrika Akay Degg & DJ El Pibe. Free admission!
10:00-19:00 Dance and music workshops (Jazz Factory and Azembora dance school)
11:00-20:00 Dance and music workshops (Jazz Factory and Azembora dance school).
Kilombo Festival provides a spectacular variety of African and Afrodiasporan dance and music workshops with international teachers and live music accompaniment!
The festival has invited acclaimed artists to teach and perform in the festival.
Mamy Sagna, Ismaila Sané and Malick Ndieye from Senegal.
Pierr Padilla Vásquez from Peru.
Jesús la Rosa Pérez from Cuba.
Karoliina Halsti-Ndiaye, Ossi Raippalinna and Elina Seye from Finland.
Click here to read more about the teachers.
Azembora dance school (Sörnäisten rantatie 33 C) and Jazz Factory (Suvilahdenkatu 10).
Kilombo Jam Fiesta & Bazaar
Teurastamo (Työpajankatu 2).
Restaurant Lämpö (Kaasutehtaankatu 1).