Saturday 27.2 at 4 pm at Arkadia: Concert by Trio Valkama

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Dear friend of Arkadia,

You are invited to a concert by Trio Valkama on Saturday 27.2 at 4 pm at Arkadia (Nervanderinkatu 11)

The repertoire of Trio Valkama is diverse: It includes folk music from Finland to Argentinian countryside, and Cumbia from Colombia and Peru. On the other hand, some of Valkama‘s tunes are compositions by the members.

Satu-Maija Aalto – violin, voice
Otto Eskelinen – diatonic accordions, bandoneon
Tapani Varis – double bass, guitar


Warm regards,


A donation of €3 (or more!) to fund the bookshop is suggested and would be most welcome. Arkadia wouldn’t exist without this act of generosity. If you have no loose change or coins we gladly accept payment via Visa Electron or Mastercard etc. !

Satu-Maija Aalto is a talented singer, violinist and composer who is known from Aino Venna’s orchestra, and tango nuevo group Kuusto. She has also been concerting with Markus Pesonen Hendectet in Baltic Sea tour (2014). She has had several periods as a concert master in different productions such as Arts°’s concerts ( Orchestra of University of the Arts, Helsinki), Movies (Myrsky, Pélleas et Mélisande, both belonging to the filmography of Elina Oikari) and musical called Etiäinen.

Otto Eskelinen is a composer, multi-instrumentalist and experimentalist who is a founding member of etnofuturistic collective – The Mystic Revelation Of Teppo Repo. Also his works can be listened from several albums made by bands such as Astro Can Caravan and New Garden Orchestra. Other groups Eskelinen is currently working are Harpalyke (collaboration with Pauli Lyytinen and Anni Elif) and circus/performance oriented collective Peloton.

Tapani Varis is a multi-instrumentalist who plays woodwinds as well as string instruments. Varis has been in the first line of finnish folk music scene for a quarter century, and he masters also playing and composing free jazz, pop, schlager and rock. The current projects he’s working on are Tapani Varis Collective (presenting the art of Jew’s harp playing), Halme Prospekt, Päre (presenting the finnish bagpipe), free jazz band Erkki Joutseno Trio, and circus/performance oriented collective Peloton.