Lasten Etnosoi!


Etnosoi! for kids

11.11. 2pm-5pm, Malmitalo, Ala-Malmin tori 1
Free admission

What could be better than spending Father's Day at Etnosoi! for kids?

This year especially South African winds are blowing at Etnosoi! for kids. South African Dizu Plaatjies performs at Etnosoi! Tuesday 6th of November and spends the whole week in Finland teaching Global Music students from the University of Arts/Sibelius-Academy. The collaboration reaches its climax at Etnosoi! for kids, where Plaatjies and the students invite us for a ride into the world of South African music and movement.

Performing with Plaatjies in Finland is the four person strong Ibuyambo Ensemble, which is also present at Etnosoi! for kids -these South African professionals share their skills in energetic dance and music workshops.

In the small hall we experience a meeting between cultures. The Funny King and Princess Rankesari presents Sanna Karlsson-Sutisna’s firm experience of Balinese dance combined with Pablo Álvarez clownery. Europe meets Asia when the clown and the princess learn how to get along in the culture of the other. In the end of this colourful performance children have the possibility to take pictures of themselves together with the performers. Sanna Karlsson-Sutisna is a versatile dancer and visual artist, who has worked in many kinds of dance performances as well as designed art parks for families in Helsinki and France. Pablo Álvarez (Marino Clown) comes from Spain and is living in Helsinki, a clown, director of the international clown festival in Helsinki and founder of the group Cirko Criollo.

Liikenneturva collaborates with Etnosoi! for kids, encouraging to traffic safety while providing funny reflector pottering. Did you know that the reflector is a Finnish invention? In the reflector tent you can try this invention, so that everyone can be safer in the traffic - what is a good reflector and how does it work? At the Malmitalo balcony you can pimp your own reflector, for yourself or as a present for someone else.

In the lobby you can also make yourself acquainted with the activities of Afroahjo, offering for example afro for the whole family, dance theatre performances by Camara & Kallinen and try out their instruments. Outi Kallinen and N'Fanly Camara are among the pioneers of African music and dance in Finland

The Malmitalo café is open during the event.

Malmi hall: 
Dizu Plaatjies & Sibelius-Academy students at 2 and 3.30 pm
Small hall:
The Funny King and Princess Rankesari at 2.45 and 4.15 pm
Dance hall:
Ibuyambo workshops with South African leaders at 2.45 and 4.15 pm
Reflector workshop with Liikenneturva at 2-5 pm