Global Fest 2016: Natalia Castrillón, Kaisa Siirala & Cheick Cissokho

Friday, December 9, 2016 - 14:00 to 14:45
Music Centre, Black Box
Free entry
Global Fest 2016 is the first edition of a new annual festival of the Sibelius Academy’s Global Music Programme.

Colombian harpist Natalia Castrillon, Finnish saxophonist Kaisa Siirala and Senegalese kora player Cheick Cissokho come together to form a unique trio, taking inspiration from Latin America, West Africa, contemporary music and free improvisation.

Global Fest 2016

Global Fest 2016 is the first edition of a new annual festival featuring students, teachers, alumni and special guests representing Sibelius Academy’s Global Music Programme. The programme embraces cultural diversity and aims to cultivate intercultural communication, understanding and collaboration through music and the arts. Global Fest 2016 features performers from Tanzania, Bulgaria, Latvia, Colombia, Ireland, America, France, Senegal, Iraq, Syria, Italy, Egypt, Australia and Finland performing in small ensembles, the Global Orchestra and Choir, groups including asylum seekers and children, pop up events, workshops and Masters students’ concerts. Expect a feast of dynamic and inspiring concerts celebrating the diversity of our planet.

Global Fest will be offering free workshops to concert attendees led by Global Music students. Come and learn global rhythms, vocal techniques, songs and dances in a global community. Full workshop programme please scroll down. 

Nathan Riki Thomson, artistic curation

Tickets: 17,50/11,50/6,50 € (Ticketmaster), 15/10/5 € (Helsinki Music Centre), festival ticket for all concerts: 32,50 € (Ticketmaster), 30 € (Helsinki Music Centre)

Festivaalin ohjelma aikataulumuodossa / Printable program schedule

Työpajojen ohjelma ja ilmoittautuminen / Full workshop programme

Further information:
Janne Ikäheimo, 040 710 4344,