Cultural venues in Espoo celebrate International Women’s Day throughout March

23.2.2023 8.10Updated: 27.2.2023 11.15
China Moses (US) feat. UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra

Anna Kaneelina, a rising star of the Estonian indie music scene, and the American jazz singer-songwriter China Moses will be seen as international guests. The programme also includes the legendary Akimowskaja Sisters offering swinging Latin rhythms, a lecture about the life of Aurora Karamzin and a concert by Erja Lyytinen.

Espoo’s Event and Cultural Services wants to highlight the wonderful range of artists performing on International Women’s Day on 8 March but also remind everyone that women are still under-represented in the music scene (see Teosto’s research link at the bottom of the page in Finnish). We want to celebrate the various forms of femininity and the progress made in the field of gender equality, not forgetting the members of our society who still face discrimination.

“When we plan the programme for Sello Hall together with the producers, we aim to find a balance between many different aspects. Is the programme topical and interesting? Does it include culture for audiences of different ages? And are professionals of all genders represented on the performer lists? It is still a statistical fact that mainly male musicians take the stage at rhythm music and jazz concerts. Our important task is to highlight non-male performers as well. March is women’s month,” says Sello Hall’s Production Manager Henna Salo.

Below you can find some of our women’s month tips. Welcome to Espoo’s cultural venues!

Akimowskaja Sisters & Bros, 8 March
Read more about the concert at Kannusali.(external link)

Iro Haarla, 8 March
Read more about the concert at Sello Hall.(external link)

Tapiolan Viihdeorkesteri, afternoon dance event, 8 March
Read more about the afternoon dance at the Cultural Centre (in Finnish).(external link)

Choirs: Naiskuoro Kupliva and Espoon Mieslaulajat, 8 March
Read more about the concert at the Cultural Centre (in Finnish). (external link)

Art workshop for adults: Naisen ikiaikainen ääni, 8 March
Read more about the event at Aurora. (external link)

Krisse Salminen & Heli Sutela, 10 March
Read more about the stand-up comedy event at Kannusali. (external link)

Anna Kaneelina (EE), 11 March
Read more about the event at Sello Hall. (external link)

Mari Anthoni tells, through stories and pictures, about the extraordinary life of the prominent 19th century figure Aurora Karamzin on 15 March.
Read more about the 2 pm lecturre at Aurora(external link).
Read more about the 6 pm lecture at Aurora.(external link)

Eino Leinon eksät – a monologue, 16 March
Read more about the monologue at Sello Hall. (external link)

Ihoni on pehmeä performance, 22 March
Read more about the performance at Sello Hall. (external link)

Erja Lyytinen, 23 March
Read more about the concert at the Cultural Centre. (external link)

Ina Forsman, 24 March
Read more about the concert at Sello Hall. (external link)

Espoo Big Band & Voutilainen, Kannisto, Sippola, 29 March
Read more about the concert at the Cultural Centre (in Finnish). (external link)

China Moses (US) feat. UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra, 30 March
Read more about the concert at Sello Hall. (external link)

 

Teosto.fi: Sukupuolten tasa-arvo Suomen Top 100 -listoilla: mitä kuuntelemamme musiikki kertoo alan tulevaisuudesta. (external link)

 

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