Helsinki-Cotonou Ensemble


Helsinki-Cotonou Ensemble by Eetu Linnankivi


Finnish guitarist Janne Halonen, Beninois singer/ percussionist Noël Saïzonou and the excellent ensemble continue their imaginative and wholly uplifting mix of Afro-beat and Afro-jazz, combined with soulful songwriting and super-tight funk-fusion improvisation.

Janne Halonen - guitar, vocals
Noël Saïzonou - percussion, vocals
Mikko Pöyhönen - drums
Sampo Riskilä - bass
Mikko Pettinen - trumpet, vocals
Visa Oscar - keyboards
Kasheshi Makena - percussion, vocals
Joakim Berghäll - saxophone, vocals