Discovery Sessions

A glimpse of sounds and scenes of Finland in 10-minute presentations

Discovery session chairs, photos by Gary Wornell/Matti Paloniemi/Pertti Nisonen
Risto Blomster by Gary Wornell
Salla Korja-Paloniemi by Matti Paloniemi
Alfonso Padilla by Pertti Nisonen
Elina Seye

Session 2

Living, Thriving Heritage!
The story of the Finnish Romani songs

chaired by Risto Blomster (Finland), Global Music Centre

This session tells the story of the Finnish Romani songs in a nutshell: themes, melodies, styles and the transmission of tradition. Examples are from the repertoire of folk singer Hilja Grönfors.

Moving Music & Dance to 360 °
Experiencing unique sounds and movement in immersive VR format

chaired by Salla Korja-Paloniemi (Finland), Tsuumi Dance Theatre

This session speaks about the power of experiencing world music and dance in VR and it’s distribution highlights using the VR360° film Devil's Lungs (by Puhti artist & Alla Kovgan) as an example.

Finnish Tango, Perkele!
Many faces of Finnish tango

chaired by Alfonso Padilla (Chile/Finland), Global Music Centre

Discover this research project that depicts a bilingual and multifaceted history of Finnish tango . The unique phenomenon is studied as a reflection of national and cultural identity and compared to the history of Argentinian tango.

African Music in Finland
Contacts and Collaborations

chaired by Elina Seye (Finland), University of Helsinki

The African music scene in Finland is characterised by transcultural collaborations. Find out how contacts between African and Finnish professionals have shaped this scene from the 1980s onwards.