PUHOS ♥ PEOPLE 2018

PUOTINHARJUN PUHOS, EAST-HELSINKI 25 AUG 2018

Who We Are

Puhos ♡ People 2018 is a cultural festival for the whole family. The event takes place on Saturday 25th of August 2018 at the Puhos Mall, located in Itäkeskus area of Helsinki, Finland. The Puhos, which is one of the liveliest multicultural hubs of the Helsinki city, is a centre maintained by multilingual actors consisting of different communities, shops, restaurants, cafés and mosques. The mall is a spontaneously developed meeting point which gathers people from diverse backgrounds. Puhos ♡ People brings together music, food and other culture programme designed together by the communities from Puhos and other parts of Eastern Helsinki. The event is alcohol free.

Photo / Sofie Jokinen

Programme

Venue: Stage

Maria Gasolina is a world music band from Finland performing foreign, mainly Brasilian dance and rhythm music translated into Finnish. The band has moved fully packed club and festival audiences since 2001. The trademark of Mario Gasolina live gigs is peculiar, organic and joint moving rhythm rally which is hard to resist.

Venue: Stage

Kingfish is a voice of multicultural Finland. Vanguard of the new wave. Just that Somali who you should keep your eyes on if you want to see the future. In an encyclopedia there is an image of Kingfish´s live gig under the word energy. JustseSomali. Koko kesä. Tonni. Hit song after a hit song.

Venue: Stage

ES-OW is a Senegalian reggae and afro-pop artist. His songs are rooted to his ideology of equality seeking for justice and eager to help those in need. ES-OW´s lyrics reflect the multicultural foundations of Arican music in different continents since they are performed in English, Fula, Mandinga, Diola, Wolofi, Spanish and French languages

Venue: Stage

Musta barbaari (Black Barbarian), Prinssi Jusuf (Prince Yusuf), Seksikäs suklaa (Sexy Chocolade) & Dosdela are rappers who spend their child- and younghood in Eastern Helsinki. Musta Barbaari is an ex body builder and social media celebrity who got into spotlight with his song Salil eka salil vika. Prinssi Jusuf is known from his song Prinssille morsian. Boath artists have active fan groups in Instagram. Seksikäs Suklaa ja Dosdela are widely known social media celebrities who released their first single Niku97 couple of years ago.

Venue: Stage

Raappana is one of the most successful reggae artists in Finland. Since 20017 his songs have brought summer to Finland throughout the year. Raappana has released one mix tape and four studio albums from which the last “Ennen aamunkoittoo”, was published by Suomen Musiikki in 2015.

Venue: Stage

Cabdi Hani´s love songs which comprises elements from reggae and blue jazz have made him famous in East-Africa, Middle-East as well as among the Somali communities in diaspora in United States and Europe. Cabdi Hani is one of the founding members of the Somalia´s most known post-civil war band the Horn Stars Band (Xidigaha Geeska).

Venue: Stage

Dj Fawzi is the world´s first Somali woman DJ who performs actively in clubs around United States. Due to her engaging rhytms and the pioneer status in DJ music Fawz is well known in artist in Somali communities around the world.

Venue: Bar Kummisetä (2nd floor)

Producer I Tusovka Organisation

Russian Electronic Music Event is the official after party club for the Puhos ♡ People 2018 Festival. The club gathers together the most inspiring Russian speaking electronic music DJ´s from Helsinki, Tallinn and Saint Petersburg. The audience are entertained with vast and high-quality programme mixing together electro music genres from Bass, Deep House, Garage and Trip-Hop to Post-Industrial and 80´s Synthwave. The DJ´s performing in the club are Apache Lifeforms, Stayhomie (RU / SPB), Anna Artemova Adams, DJ Hem and Erykah Shalii. Event in Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1768942519850711/

Venue: Puhos Central Square

Dance Group

Bollywood Kamlees is a Helsinki based Bollywood dance group specialised in Rajasthan flok dances. The group´s choreographer Ilona Kolachana has studied several traditional Indian dances in India as well as in Europe, and teaches Indian dance in Helsinki Metropolitan area.

Venue: Puhos Central Square

Producers I Asiya Haybe & Aniza Mdeeq

Puhos Fashion Show showcases dresses of fashion stores with different cultural backgrounds from Puhos and Hakaniemi areas of Helsinki. The show participants include: Rahmacollection, Jemena house, AHSAN modest store and Queen Shop.

Venue: Puhos Central Square

Children workshops offer programme for children and subteens (the programme is updated until 25 August 2018)

Venue: Puhos Central Square
 
Producer I Visual Artist Riku Mäkinen

Henna Tattoo Workshop offer festival quests a possibility to get a henna tattoo according to their wishes.

Venue: Puhos Central Square
 
Producer I Visual Artist Abida Jahan

Henna Tattoo Workshop offer festival quests a possibility to get a henna tattoo according to their wishes.

 
Venue: Puhos Central Square

Braiding Workshop give festival quest a chance to renew their hair style with African braids.

Venue: Puhos Central Square

In hat workshop festival guests can try and order themselves african scarf-hats.

Venue:

NIght Basketball is an event where the ball is played to one basket while listening music of DJ´s participating the event.

Venue: Puhos 1st floor

Peruvian restaurant serves delicacies from differents parts of Peru. Ceviche is summery, fresh and limy fish dish from coastal areas of Peru. Juanes from the rainforest area of Peru is a chicken and rice dish with peruvian spices wrapped inside a banana leaf and boiled for serving. Caja Andina is a pork dish prepared in a peruvian grill and served with potatoes and salad. Empanada in turn is a pasty stuffed with meat and quinoa filling.

Venue: Puhos 1st floor

British/Finnish Cafe serves Finnish pancakes (lettu) with jam & cream and choice of fresh berries, also with banana and nutella. The Cafe have also selcetion of British baked homemade goods – savoury quiches (cheese, spinach/quiche lorraine), sausage rolls, various classic cakes – carrot cake, chocolate muffins, blueberry muffins, banana bread, chocolate cornflake cakes, Enjoy with British tea or coffee.

Venue: Puhos 1st floor

Russian cafe serves festival guests blinis, russian pancakes with different fillings

Venue: Puhos 1st floor

Eritrean restaurant serves festival quests spicy meat stew called Zign alongside with Injera, a sourdough-risen flatbread with a slightly spongy texture. The restaurant´s servings include also Quiwa, sauteed meat, onions and berbere served with a sauce. While dining you can also taste Suwa, a home-brewed beer made from roasted corn and barley flavored with gesho, a type of buckthorn leaf.

Venue: Puhos 1st floor

Somalian Cafe serves Sambusas, pasties with different fillings alongside with somalian traditional dishes and deserts.

Venue: Puhos 1st floor

Ethiopian restaurant serves traditional Etiophian Canjeero breads with different spicy vegetable and meat sauces.

Venue: Puhos Central Square

The installation work of artist Kristiina Tuura and workgroup on Puhos main square is based on the ornament of the square ́s floor.

Venue: Stage

Community based art work by artists Katriina Sjöblom and Hanna Luukkonen is made in cooperation with asylum seekers in Finland. As a part of their art work Sjöblom and Luukkonen have given the legs, which function as a main element of their work, for other artists to use as a basis for new art works. In Puhos Mall artist Sirkku Halme has used the legs for her installation Monument for Invisible People.

Programme

  • Music
  • Performances
  • Workshops
  • Restaurant Day
  • Art

Venue: Stage

Maria Gasolina is a world music band from Finland performing foreign, mainly Brasilian dance and rhythm music translated into Finnish. The band has moved fully packed club and festival audiences since 2001. The trademark of Mario Gasolina live gigs is peculiar, organic and joint moving rhythm rally which is hard to resist.

Venue: Stage

Kingfish is a voice of multicultural Finland. Vanguard of the new wave. Just that Somali who you should keep your eyes on if you want to see the future. In an encyclopedia there is an image of Kingfish´s live gig under the word energy. JustseSomali. Koko kesä. Tonni. Hit song after a hit song.

Venue: Stage

ES-OW is a Senegalian reggae and afro-pop artist. His songs are rooted to his ideology of equality seeking for justice and eager to help those in need. ES-OW´s lyrics reflect the multicultural foundations of Arican music in different continents since they are performed in English, Fula, Mandinga, Diola, Wolofi, Spanish and French languages

Venue: Stage

Musta barbaari (Black Barbarian), Prinssi Jusuf (Prince Yusuf), Seksikäs suklaa (Sexy Chocolade) & Dosdela are rappers who spend their child- and younghood in Eastern Helsinki. Musta Barbaari is an ex body builder and social media celebrity who got into spotlight with his song Salil eka salil vika. Prinssi Jusuf is known from his song Prinssille morsian. Boath artists have active fan groups in Instagram. Seksikäs Suklaa ja Dosdela are widely known social media celebrities who released their first single Niku97 couple of years ago.

Venue: Stage

Raappana is one of the most successful reggae artists in Finland. Since 20017 his songs have brought summer to Finland throughout the year. Raappana has released one mix tape and four studio albums from which the last “Ennen aamunkoittoo”, was published by Suomen Musiikki in 2015.

Venue: Stage

Cabdi Hani´s love songs which comprises elements from reggae and blue jazz have made him famous in East-Africa, Middle-East as well as among the Somali communities in diaspora in United States and Europe. Cabdi Hani is one of the founding members of the Somalia´s most known post-civil war band the Horn Stars Band (Xidigaha Geeska).

Venue: Stage

Dj Fawzi is the world´s first Somali woman DJ who performs actively in clubs around United States. Due to her engaging rhytms and the pioneer status in DJ music Fawz is well known in artist in Somali communities around the world.

Venue: Bar Kummisetä (2nd floor)

Producer I Tusovka Organisation

Russian Electronic Music Event is the official after party club for the Puhos ♡ People 2018 Festival. The club gathers together the most inspiring Russian speaking electronic music DJ´s from Helsinki, Tallinn and Saint Petersburg. The audience are entertained with vast and high-quality programme mixing together electro music genres from Bass, Deep House, Garage and Trip-Hop to Post-Industrial and 80´s Synthwave. The DJ´s performing in the club are Apache Lifeforms, Stayhomie (RU / SPB), Anna Artemova Adams, DJ Hem and Erykah Shalii. Event in Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1768942519850711/

Venue: Puhos Central Square

Dance Group

Bollywood Kamlees is a Helsinki based Bollywood dance group specialised in Rajasthan flok dances. The group´s choreographer Ilona Kolachana has studied several traditional Indian dances in India as well as in Europe, and teaches Indian dance in Helsinki Metropolitan area.

Venue: Puhos Central Square

Producers I Asiya Haybe & Aniza Mdeeq

Puhos Fashion Show showcases dresses of fashion stores with different cultural backgrounds from Puhos and Hakaniemi areas of Helsinki. The show participants include: Rahmacollection, Jemena house, AHSAN modest store and Queen Shop.

Venue: Puhos Central Square

Children workshops offer programme for children and subteens (the programme is updated until 25 August 2018)

Venue: Puhos Central Square
 
Producer I Visual Artist Riku Mäkinen

Henna Tattoo Workshop offer festival quests a possibility to get a henna tattoo according to their wishes.

Venue: Puhos Central Square
 
Producer I Visual Artist Abida Jahan

Henna Tattoo Workshop offer festival quests a possibility to get a henna tattoo according to their wishes.

 
Venue: Puhos Central Square

Braiding Workshop give festival quest a chance to renew their hair style with African braids.

Venue: Puhos Central Square

In hat workshop festival guests can try and order themselves african scarf-hats.

Venue:

NIght Basketball is an event where the ball is played to one basket while listening music of DJ´s participating the event.

Venue: Puhos 1st floor

Peruvian restaurant serves delicacies from differents parts of Peru. Ceviche is summery, fresh and limy fish dish from coastal areas of Peru. Juanes from the rainforest area of Peru is a chicken and rice dish with peruvian spices wrapped inside a banana leaf and boiled for serving. Caja Andina is a pork dish prepared in a peruvian grill and served with potatoes and salad. Empanada in turn is a pasty stuffed with meat and quinoa filling.

Venue: Puhos 1st floor

British/Finnish Cafe serves Finnish pancakes (lettu) with jam & cream and choice of fresh berries, also with banana and nutella. The Cafe have also selcetion of British baked homemade goods – savoury quiches (cheese, spinach/quiche lorraine), sausage rolls, various classic cakes – carrot cake, chocolate muffins, blueberry muffins, banana bread, chocolate cornflake cakes, Enjoy with British tea or coffee.

Venue: Puhos 1st floor

Russian cafe serves festival guests blinis, russian pancakes with different fillings

Venue: Puhos 1st floor

Eritrean restaurant serves festival quests spicy meat stew called Zign alongside with Injera, a sourdough-risen flatbread with a slightly spongy texture. The restaurant´s servings include also Quiwa, sauteed meat, onions and berbere served with a sauce. While dining you can also taste Suwa, a home-brewed beer made from roasted corn and barley flavored with gesho, a type of buckthorn leaf.

Venue: Puhos 1st floor

Somalian Cafe serves Sambusas, pasties with different fillings alongside with somalian traditional dishes and deserts.

Venue: Puhos 1st floor

Ethiopian restaurant serves traditional Etiophian Canjeero breads with different spicy vegetable and meat sauces.

Venue: Puhos Central Square

The installation work of artist Kristiina Tuura and workgroup on Puhos main square is based on the ornament of the square ́s floor.

Venue: Stage

Community based art work by artists Katriina Sjöblom and Hanna Luukkonen is made in cooperation with asylum seekers in Finland. As a part of their art work Sjöblom and Luukkonen have given the legs, which function as a main element of their work, for other artists to use as a basis for new art works. In Puhos Mall artist Sirkku Halme has used the legs for her installation Monument for Invisible People.

Artists

RAAPPANA

Raappana is one of the most successful reggae artists in Finland. Since 20017 his songs have brought summer to Finland throughout the year. Raappana has released one mix tape and four studio albums from which the last “Ennen aamunkoittoo”, was published by Suomen Musiikki in 2015.

KINGFISH

Kingfish is a voice of multicultural Finland. Vanguard of the new wave. Just that Somali who you should keep your eyes on if you want to see the future. In an encyclopedia there is an image of Kingfish´s live gig under the word energy. JustseSomali. Koko kesä. Tonni. Hit song after a hit song

DJ FAWZ (US)

Dj Fawzi is the world´s first Somali woman DJ who performs actively in clubs around United States. Due to her engaging rhytms and the pioneer status in DJ music Fawz is well known in artist in Somali communities around the world.

PRINSSI JUSUF & MUSTA BARBAARI

Musta barbaari (Black Barbarian) and Prinssi Jusuf (Prince Yusuf) are rappers who spend their child- and younghood in Eastern Helsinki. Musta Barbaari is an ex body builder and social media celebrity who got into spotlight with his song Salil eka salil vika. Prinssi Jusuf is known from his song Prinssille morsian. Boath artists have active fan groups in Instagram.

BOLLYWOOD KAMLEES

Bollywood Kamlees is a Helsinki based Bollywood dance group specialised in Rajasthan flok dances. The group´s choreographer Ilona Kolachana has studied several traditional Indian dances in India as well as in Europe, and teaches Indian dance in Helsinki Metropolitan area.

SEKSIKÄS SUKLAA & DOSDELA

Seksikäs suklaa (Sexy Chocolade) & Dosdela are rappers who spend their child- and younghood in Eastern Helsinki. In Finland they are widely known social media celebrities who released their first single Niku97 couple of years ago.

ES-OW

ES-OW is a Senegalian reggae and afro-pop artist. His songs are rooted to his ideology of equality seeking for justice and eager to help those in need. ES-OW´s lyrics reflect the multicultural foundations of Arican music in different continents since they are performed in English, Fula, Mandinga, Diola, Wolofi, Spanish and French languages.

MARIA GASOLINA

Maria Gasolina is a world music band from Finland performing foreign, mainly Brasilian dance and rhythm music translated into Finnish. The band has moved fully packed club and festival audiences since 2001. The trademark of Mario Gasolina live gigs is peculiar, organic and joint moving rhythm rally which is hard to resist.

CABDI HANI (DJI)

Cabdi Hani´s love songs which comprises elements from reggae and blue jazz have made him famous in East-Africa, Middle-East as well as among the Somali communities in diaspora in United States and Europe. Cabdi Hani is one of the founding members of the Somalia´s most known post-civil war band the Horn Stars Band (Xidigaha Geeska).

DJ ANNA ARTEMOVA ADAMS

Anna Artemova Adams is a DJ who get her inspiration from Berlin´s minimal and syth-wave scenes. In her DJ sets she mixes dark analog synthesizer sounds to newer synthpunk atmosphere. You might have heard her in the Channel Haus or more recently at the Club Anvil.

DJ APACHE LIFEFORMS

Dj Apache Lifeforms started his career in music ten years ago and has collected records his whole life. By mixing the genres of experimental, rhythmic electronic music and post-industrial Apache Lifeforms has earned reputation as a expert with an unique taste in music. In last years he has performed in various subcultural music events around the Helsinki City including Kaiku, Siltanen and Ääniwalli Clubs as well as FLOW-festival.

DJ STAYHOMIE (RU / SPB)

Stayhomie is a project of Saint Petersburg based Max Kubbe, a man who is also active in few bands popular in Russia. In his own music Stayhomie mixes Bass, Garage and Hip-Hop genres in a meditative way leading his listeners to really deep experiences. Each performance of this stylish artist is a vivid and colourful show forming a seamless and multi-dimensional dialog with his audience.

DJ ERYKAH SHALII

Footwork, Jersey Сlub, Rap, Hip-Hop, Grime and Bassline are the keywords for this young, yet promising DJ´s sets. DJ Erykash Shalii´s carefully chosen songs create a futuristic soundscape which makes even the hardest critics to move on the dance floor.

DJ HEM

DJ Hem, Hamdam Zakirov by his real name, is a Helsinki based poet, vinyl record enthusiast, collector and the head archeologist of the Soiviet Union based Melodijja record label in Finland. Soviet Grooves as his genre DJ Hem´s sets include the best pieces of pop, rock, funk and jazz from 60´s to this day, movie hit songs and pearls of folk music around the former Soviet Union. For the Russian Electro Music Event DJ Hem have gathered unique set of 80´s Synth-Pop genre songs around the former Soviet Union.

Participate

Welcome to organise the Puhos Loves People 2019 festival! Use our contact form below to tell us your interests. The event provides for example a platform to organisations for networking and showcasing their intercultural work for multilingual festival guests. You can also prepare food and sell it in the Puhos restaurant day event held during the festival. For the aforementioned we will provide tables and electricity and the participating is free of charge. You are also welcomed to join us for producing the festival by participating the area of production that interests you. In addition to contact form you can also contact us by e-mail or phone: info(at)puhoslovespeople.fi / +358468895896.

Organisers

Puhos ♡ People 2018 festival is produced by Badbaado Organisation and artists JP Kaljonen & Sirkku Halme in cooperation with Funky Amigos Organisation, McMbay, Muutoksii Organisation, Meh Organisation, Tusovka Organisation, A-ryhmä, Writers´ and Artists´ Association Kiila, Oranssi Organisation, Itäkeskus Library, musician Joonas Lehtola, musician Megbah Ahmed, Elyas Lemechele, Alanya Oriental Market, Kirkuk Cafe, Restaurant Arbailo, Sabir halal-Meat Shop and Tronk. Festival host: Saartu Gada. Festival communication: Daria Tarkhova & Asha Sheikh Musse. Sound Techinician: Ville Saaristo. Festival area visualisation: artist Kristiina Tuura. Logistics: Barre Ahmed (Anwar). Supporters: Helsingin City / Culture and Leisure, Visio, Moniheli Organisation, Alli Paasikivi- and Samuel Huber Foundation, Maahanmuuttajanuorten Helsinki Job’d, Hadar Galax oy, Zeeno oy, H&H Teampalvelut oy.

CONTACT

Address

Kastelholmantie 2, A-osa, 00900 Helsinki

Phone

+358468895896

Email

info@puhoslovespeople.fi