Global Fest: Maarika Autio and the Frosty Crocodiles: Tree Dimensional Tunes
In Maarika Autio's master concert, ancient West-African traditional instruments balafon and kora adapt themselves into diverse cultural contexts, while their melodic metamorphosis is keenly observed by the golden eye of a crocodile.
Maarika Autio, balafon, kora, vocals
Repkat Parhat, guitar
Christopher Rodulfo, drums, percussion
Vasileios Katopodis, bass
Kaisa Siirala, saxofon, flute, vocals
Ossi Raippalinna, percussion
Plus surprise special guests
Graphic design: Maarika Autio
Original photo: Jari Flinck
Now in its fourth year, Global Fest is the annual festival of students, teachers, alumni and guest performers in the Global Music degree programme at the Sibelius Academy. The festival celebrates cultural diversity and builds bridges for intercultural communication, understanding and collaboration through music and the arts in general.
This year, the festival takes place from 11 to 13 December and features performers from Aruba, Australia, Brazil, Catalonia, China, Finland, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Greece, Nepal, Senegal, Serbia, Spain and Tanzania.