Tuesday 5.8 at 6pm at Arkadia: Concert by Kantele player Aino Kurki accompanied by Kora player Cheick Cissokho

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Dear friend of Arkadia,

You are invited to a concert by Kantele player Aino Kurki, accompanied by Kora player Cheick Cissokho, on Tuesday 5.8 at 6pm at Arkadia (Nervanderinkatu 11)



Warm regards,


Entrance is free but a donation of €3 (or more!) to fund the event is suggested and would be most welcome. If you have no loose change or coins we gladly accept payment via Visa Electron or Mastercard etc. !

Aino Kurki is a kantele player and composer living in Helsinki. She has just released her debut solo album. The album was inspired by kora, a West-African harp. The virtuosity of the players of kora made a lasting impression on her and her music. She wanted to challenge the unique sound of kantele and at the same time take it to unknown areas. On her album, the age old jawbone of a pike swims its way into the turquoise ocean and dances among the corals while rhythms pop up to the surface of the water.

Cheick Cissokho is a Senegalese kora player. He comes from the famous griot family continuing the old traditions as a kora player. He plays and sings in several bands in Helsinki.