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Dashing Waves

Dashing Waves, founded in 1997, play their unique version of urban multiethnic world groove and were well ahead of their time during the millennium changeover period. Today the band, built around the Congolese-Finnish Cheka Kalupala...

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Mama Longhorn

Nicknamed as “the rhythm tank”, Mama Longhorn plays their own version of organic rhythm music fusion based on the traditions from afrobeat to funk and flavoured with several different influences, never afraid to break traditional...

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Helsinki-Cotonou Ensemble

Helsinki-Cotonou Ensemble, fusing together afrobeat, jazz funk and the traditional Beninese Vodou rhythmics, is one of the few Finnish organic rhythm music acts who have clearly focused on the international scene. The band, mutually led...

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The Funky Sound Foundation

The Funky Sound Foundation plays rough and groovy funk and afrobeat of the late 60’s mixing it with old school hip hop elements and Helsinki state of mind. Ten-piece orchestra, founded by saxophonist Joose Kyyrö...

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Maria Gasolina

Founded in 2001, Maria Gasolina is an 8-piece Helsinki-based orchestra, which performed newly arranged Finnish cover versions of local rhythm and dance music classics and hits from all over the world for a period of...

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Jimi Tenor

Jimi Tenor is one of the internationally most distinguished Finnish black rhythm music artists who has been known of performing annually on hundreds of occasions all over the world but much more rarely in Finland...

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The Blassics

The Blassics have been in the heart of the Finnish funky scene as one of the true trailblazers, who haven’t enjoyed publicity they would deserve but who have been doing their music year after another...