PRE-Etnosoi!: Ahoo Band & Friends @Etno-Espa
9.8. at 4 pm Esplanadi stage, Unioninkatu 18 Free admission
PRE-Etnosoi! offers a chance to get into the festival mood already in August, in collaboration with the Etno-Espa-festival on the Esplanadi open-air stage!
Ahoo Band & Friends is a fusion of Arabic, Spanish and Kurdish music, infused by Western traditions. The core trio consists of three musicians and friends: Iraqi Ali Heitham (oud), Chinese Uighur Repkat Parhat (guitar) and Persian Kurd Ahoora Hosseini (percussion and vocals). Ahoora and Repkat have studied at the Sibelius Academy Global Music programs and then found a musical connection with Ali. The trio will also invite some guest musicians to join them on stage.
The line-up at Etno-Espa is:
Ali Haithem, oud (IRQ)
Ahoora Mahone, percussion and vocals (IR, KRD, TK)
Javier Sánchez Pérez, bass (ES)
Héctor Lepe, guitar (MEX)
Sattar Al Saadi, nay and percussion (IRQ, NL)
There is no admission fee for the Etno-Espa concerts. Ahoo Band & Friends perform 9.8. at 4 pm. The same day the festival also features Maria Reikko & Best Case Scenario Band at 5.15 pm.
Facebook event with video here.