Unelmatarinoita – artistic road trip from Finland to Gambia

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


We will remember this trip  😉



Our griot family in Senegal

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?!