I have a dream, when I think this dream I become energetic and delighted. Every day life feels much lighter.
Unelmatarinoita is a project about dreams in Europe and West Africa. Me and photographer Sini Suomi drive from Helsinki Finland to Pakau Penku village in Gambia. On the way we document dreams of the people the we encounter.
Our travel start on June.
Here you can follow our trip and the whole process getting ready to the trip.
and listen music and see photos on the way
This will be project that we will remember forever!
I’m very proud of these lovely children:)
Thank you Karoliina Halsti-Ndiaye, Maarika Autio, Stefano Ancora and Elina Seye.
I had priviledge to be announced one of the young talented musicians from Sibelius Academy.
Here is a link to my concert at Music house 10.8.2016
Thank you Maarika Aution, Yerim Gueye and Pothio Ndiaye!
Siblings Fallou and Coumba. Fallou is from Thiam family. His father Yatma and grandfather Assane are famous tama players. Coumba and Fallou both are part of Samb’s griot family. Singer Aida Samb and xalam player Samba Diapere Samb are well known Samb family members.
In this video Fallou is playing ”air-tama” and Coumba is dancing sabar. Maybe here we can see future griots following them tradition?!
Here are my souvenirs from Mali and Senegal:)
I’m already planning next time, would you like to join?
In Senegal I made music video. The song was my own Sama xol. Same xol is Wolof language and it means my dear. Wolof is speaken widely in Senegal.
Thank you Yirime Gueye and Yatma Thiam for arranging. Without them this would’n be done. Thank you all the family who participated music video making. The dancer, the percussionist and the man actor are everybody family members. Thank you Myrma Paye, beautiful singer!
In Mali I was playing with my great musicians friends Hawa Dembele, Ousmane Kouyate and Mamadou Kamissoko. We had pleasure have also kalabas player Molo. We made three concerts in Bamako with a great success!!
18.12.2014 Bamako, Mali our brilliant band made a little concert! More music is coming in future!!!
Go to see our webpage!
and listen to music:)
My last concert before Christmas is at Kirjasto 10 12.12.2015 at 14:00. Welcome to see and hear, it’s free.
Last Friday I was playing at Vapaan taiteen tila, Place for free art. I had a very nice gig there.
Here is one photo taken by Riikka Karjalainen.
I’m teaching music in wolof language every week. Here is some songs we have been playing 🙂