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The American musician Leyla McCalla is probably familiar to many from the group Carolina Chocolate Drops, who performed at the Helsinki Festival in 2013 (“one of the best gigs I’ve ever seen”, wrote an enthusiastic Mari Koppinen in Helsingin Sanomat). Now she proceeds steadily on her own path as a solo artist, whose intimate interpretations appeal to friends of all sorts of roots music. She draws influences from blues and creole music as well as oldtime jazz, and also investigates her own Haitian roots


Dizu Plaatjies and his Ibuyambo ensemble plays, sings and dances inspired from the rich traditions of southern Africa. Plaatjies is a luminous singer and multi instrumentalist, who forges fascinating melodies and wild energy especially from his marimba. With an open mind he combines different traditions from his country with own songs and lyrics, resulting in sparkling and energetic neo-traditional music.

During many decades Dizu Plaatjies has performed on the most prestigious stages of the world, like the Carnegie Hall in New York. He was also one of Nelson Mandela’s trusted musicians.

Tue 6.11.2018
Dizu Plaatjies & The Ibuyambo Ensemble, Korjaamo, Helsinki

Mon 12.11.2018
Leyla McCalla + trio, Korjaamo, Helsinki

More information about the festival:


Korjaamo Kino Töölö

Töölönkatu 51 b 00250 Helsinki Tel. 0400 824 229

Mon-Fri 9:00-20:00

Sat-Sun 11:00-20:00

Ticket Office closes when the last screening starts.

Korjaamo Kino Bio Rex

Mannerheimintie 22-24 00100 Helsinki Tel. +358 40 334 56 17 (NB! Only in use when the theatre is open.)

Mon-Thu closed

Fri 17:00-20:00

Sat-Sun 13:00-20:00

Ticket Office opens one hour before the first screening and closes when the last screening starts.

Korjaamo Customer Service

Mon-Fri 09:00-20:00

Sat-Sun 11:00-20:00

Tickets to Korjaamo events and gigs are sold by Tiketti. Tickets to Korjaamo Kino film screenings at Info desk +358 400 824 229. Ticket sales +358 44 700 8822.

Korjaamo restaurant

Mon 11:00-20:00

Tue-Thu 11:00-23:00

Fri-Sat 11:00-02:00

Sun 11:00-17:00

Lunch on weekdays 11–14, brunch on Sat and Sun 11–15. À la carte from Tue to Sat 16–22 (no dinner service on Sunday and Monday). Table reservations through TableOnline or +358 40 504 0942. We reserve the right to change opening hours. NB! On Fri 23 Nov, the restaurant closes at 2 pm. Lunch will be served from 11 am to 2 pm.

Contact details


Info & Korjaamo Kino: +358 400 824 229 Ticket Sales for Events: +358 44 700 8822

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