Global Spring: Timbila Performance 

Timbila Workshop: Mozambique’s Musical Heritage

Embark on a journey into the heart of Mozambique’s music tradition with a workshop dedicated to the Timbila – a traditional xylophone instrument. Participants will immerse themselves in the vibrant rhythms and melodies of this ancient musical tradition, learning essential playing techniques, phrasing, and exploring creativity through the Timbila. In addition to honing their Timbila skills, participants will engage in the rhythmic traditions of Mozambique through singing, dancing, and the exploration of various percussion instruments. Join us as we celebrate the Mozambican rhythmic and melodic world through the secrets of the Timbila in this immersive workshop 


  • Matchume Zango 

Further information: Eeva Hohti, 

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 20:30 – 21:30


Black Box

Mannerheimintie 13

00100 Helsinki

Helsinki Music Centre


Free admission

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