Global Spring: Body percussion performance 

Global music students collaborate with the International School of Music Finland and Helsinki International School to present a unique body percussion performance. 

Renowned percussionist Nana Vasconcelos famously said, ’Voice is the first instrument, body is the best instrument.’ Embracing this philosophy, the project delves into the boundless realms of artistic expression. Through the medium of body percussion, participants explore creativity, rhythms, and enjoyment, while also showcasing the talents of young individuals residing in the vicinity of Helsinki. This vibrant piece, performed by children, will feature collaboration with the esteemed students from Sibelius Academy, further enriching the musical landscape of the performance.” 

Further information: Minttu Hellstén, 

Global Spring 13.-17.5.2024

Global Spring is an annual festival featuring students, teachers, alumni and special guests representing Sibelius Academy’s Global music programme. The global music studies embraces pluralistic, fluid approaches to sound, culture and identity, creating new hybrid musical spaces through intercultural dialogue and collaboration. This year’s festival has the special theme of percussion and rhythm. Expect a feast of inspiring concerts, workshops, and discussions that highlight diverse approaches to working with rhythm through the hands of performers from around the world, celebrating the diversity of our planet.

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Mannerheimintie renovation project

Access to the Musiikkitalo from the direction of Mannerheimintie will be difficult. We recommend that you allow enough time for your arrival and use the entrance on the side of Kansalaistori if possible. According to current information, the entrance to Mannerheimintie will also remain in use throughout the renovation, but pedestrian routes can be challenging at times.

We recommend following the official information channels of the renovation project, where you can find the most up-to-date information.


17.5.2024 at 12:30 – 13:30


Black Box

Mannerheimintie 13

00100 Helsinki

Helsinki Music Centre


Free admission

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