Kilombo Festival

17.−19.8.2018 Suvilahti, Helsinki

Kilombo Festival on ensimmäinen Afrikan ja afrodiasporan musiikkiin ja tanssitaiteeseen keskittyvä kulttuurifestivaali Helsingissä

Kilombo Festival is the first cultural festival in Helsinki specializing in African and Afrodiasporan music and dance art

Summary in English

Kilombo Festival presents music and dance art from Africa and African Diaspora. It´s held in Helsinki, Finland. This year´s artists and teachers come from Cuba and Guinea. The weekend will be full of colourful dance workshops with live percussion, bazaar, Kilombo Kitchen, Afrojazz Club goes KILOMBO on Friday night at Storyville and a great Rumba & Doundoumba party and jam on Saturday night at the Performance Center Eskus, Suvilahti! 

Kilombo Festival 2016


FRIDAY 19.8.

17.30-19.30 Dance and music workshops in Alexander Theatre & Tribal Dance Center

20.30-04 Afrojazz Club goes KILOMBO in Storyville.

Djomba Kourouma (terrace)

Mande Maja Band

Tiempo Habana feat. Martha Galarraga

DJ Borzin

Showtime 22:00

Tickets 10 €+cloakroom 3 €



11-21 Dance and music workshops

12-19 Bazaar

12-21 Kilombo Kitchen

21-02 Rumba & Doundoumba Jam Party

Tickets 6 €

in Performance Center Eskus, Suvilahti.


SUNDAY 28.6.

12-21 Dance and music workshops

12-19 Bazaar

12-18 Kilombo Kitchen

in Performance Center Eskus, Suvilahti.




Artists and Workshops

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 eight appreciated artists to teach and perform on the festival.

Martha Galarraga and Felix Torres from Cuba.

Alhassane Keita, Abdoulaye Condé and N´Fanly Camara from Guinea.

Hanna Terán and Outi Kallinen from Finland.

Click here to read more about the artists.

Click here to see the workshop timetable. Register to the workshops online.


The Festival's main venue for the events Sat & Sun (Workshops, Bazaar, Jam Party) is the Performance Center Eskus in Suvilahti, Helsinki.


Afrojazz Club goes KILOMBO is held in Storyville (Museokatu 8)


Kilombo Festival 2016