Global Fest: Chico Matada Band

Mozambique-born drummer-composer Chico Matada Band combines a wealth of influences ranging from African folk music to rhythm and blues, and jazz harmonies spiced up with captivating melodies that dwell in your mind

Covid pass is required in all concerts

Based on the order issued by the Regional State Administrative Agency of Southern Finland on 2 December 2021, covid pass is required for all events at the Sibelius Academy. Covid passes are checked from the entire audience at all our public events that hold more than 20 people. The restriction applies to our Helsinki locations. If you do not have a covid pass, you are entitled to a refund of your ticket. Ticketmaster is in contact with customers.

The band’s music is characterized by a relaxed, creative and spontaneous grip, where the listeners will be able to both dance and transcend into a musical universe of epic sounds and delightful harmonies. 


Chico Matada, drums 
Juuso Kasperi, double bass 
Hector Lepe, guitar 
Nikita Rafaelov, piano & synths 
João Luis, percussion 
Rafa Postel, trumpet 
Kata Vuoro, vocals  
Viivi Maria, accordion

Global Fest 2021

Global Fest 2021 is the 5th edition of an annual festival featuring students, teachers, alumni and special guests representing Sibelius Academy’s Global Music Department. Bringing together artists from many corners of the world, the Global Music Department focusses on intercultural dialogue and collaboration, creating new artistic work together, and fostering a sense of global citizenship. Expect a feast of dynamic, innovative, inspiring concerts and pop up events, featuring performers from around the world celebrating the diversity of our planet.

Global Fest 2021 embraces performers from diverse corners of the world, including Aruba, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Kosovo, Latvia, Mozambique, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Syria, UK, USA, and Tanzania.


17.12.2021 at 18:30 – 19:30


Black Box

Mannerheimintie 13

00100 Helsinki

Helsinki Music Centre


Free admission

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