Etnosoi! seminar: Celebrating Black history of Finnish music


Shortly in English

Language: Finnish and English In recent years, Finland has seen a rise of young AfroFinnish artists, especially in rap/hip hop, but musicians of African descent have actually been around and influential in Finnish music much longer. And, of course, many styles of “Black music” such as jazz, rock, soul and hip hop, have been played also by white Finnish musicians. We are taking a look at this Black history of Finnish music with a panel discussion that includes four musicians of African descent that work with different musical genres and have all influenced the Finnish music scene in their own ways. The audience is also welcome to participate in the discussion. In addition to the discussion, there will be some live music. Black History Month 2023 AfriStadi is organizing a series of events related to African knowledges and African Diasporas to celebrate Black History Month: film screenings, panel discussions and more!