Maria Gasolina is a world music band from Finland performing foreign, mainly Brasilian dance and rhythm music translated into Finnish. The band has moved fully packed club and festival audiences since 2001. The trademark of Mario Gasolina live gigs is peculiar, organic and joint moving rhythm rally which is hard to resist.
Kingfish is a voice of multicultural Finland. Vanguard of the new wave. Just that Somali who you should keep your eyes on if you want to see the future. In an encyclopedia there is an image of Kingfish´s live gig under the word energy. JustseSomali. Koko kesä. Tonni. Hit song after a hit song.
ES-OW is a Senegalian reggae and afro-pop artist. His songs are rooted to his ideology of equality seeking for justice and eager to help those in need. ES-OW´s lyrics reflect the multicultural foundations of Arican music in different continents since they are performed in English, Fula, Mandinga, Diola, Wolofi, Spanish and French languages
Musta barbaari (Black Barbarian), Prinssi Jusuf (Prince Yusuf), Seksikäs suklaa (Sexy Chocolade) & Dosdela are rappers who spend their child- and younghood in Eastern Helsinki. Musta Barbaari is an ex body builder and social media celebrity who got into spotlight with his song Salil eka salil vika. Prinssi Jusuf is known from his song Prinssille morsian. Boath artists have active fan groups in Instagram. Seksikäs Suklaa ja Dosdela are widely known social media celebrities who released their first single Niku97 couple of years ago.
Raappana is one of the most successful reggae artists in Finland. Since 20017 his songs have brought summer to Finland throughout the year. Raappana has released one mix tape and four studio albums from which the last “Ennen aamunkoittoo”, was published by Suomen Musiikki in 2015.
Cabdi Hani´s love songs which comprises elements from reggae and blue jazz have made him famous in East-Africa, Middle-East as well as among the Somali communities in diaspora in United States and Europe. Cabdi Hani is one of the founding members of the Somalia´s most known post-civil war band the Horn Stars Band (Xidigaha Geeska).
Dj Fawzi is the world´s first Somali woman DJ who performs actively in clubs around United States. Due to her engaging rhytms and the pioneer status in DJ music Fawz is well known in artist in Somali communities around the world.
Producer I Tusovka Organisation
Russian Electronic Music Event is the official after party club for the Puhos ♡ People 2018 Festival. The club gathers together the most inspiring Russian speaking electronic music DJ´s from Helsinki, Tallinn and Saint Petersburg. The audience are entertained with vast and high-quality programme mixing together electro music genres from Bass, Deep House, Garage and Trip-Hop to Post-Industrial and 80´s Synthwave. The DJ´s performing in the club are Apache Lifeforms, Stayhomie (RU / SPB), Anna Artemova Adams, DJ Hem and Erykah Shalii. Event in Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1768942519850711/
Bollywood Kamlees is a Helsinki based Bollywood dance group specialised in Rajasthan flok dances. The group´s choreographer Ilona Kolachana has studied several traditional Indian dances in India as well as in Europe, and teaches Indian dance in Helsinki Metropolitan area.
Producers I Asiya Haybe & Aniza Mdeeq
Puhos Fashion Show showcases dresses of fashion stores with different cultural backgrounds from Puhos and Hakaniemi areas of Helsinki. The show participants include: Rahmacollection, Jemena house, AHSAN modest store and Queen Shop.
Children workshops offer programme for children and subteens (the programme is updated until 25 August 2018)
Producer I Visual Artist Riku Mäkinen
Serigraphy Workshop offers festival guests a chance to screen print a fabric bag from selection of designs. Printing is also possible to do on garments brought by the festival visitors. The workshop is kindly supported by A. Wennström oy.
Producer I Visual Artist Abida Jahan
Henna Tattoo Workshop offer festival quests a possibility to get a henna tattoo according to their wishes.
Braiding Workshop give festival quest a chance to renew their hair style with African braids.
In hat workshop festival guests can try and order themselves african scarf-hats.
NIght Basketball is an event where the ball is played to one basket while listening music of DJ´s participating the event.
Peruvian restaurant serves delicacies from differents parts of Peru. Ceviche is summery, fresh and limy fish dish from coastal areas of Peru. Juanes from the rainforest area of Peru is a chicken and rice dish with peruvian spices wrapped inside a banana leaf and boiled for serving. Caja Andina is a pork dish prepared in a peruvian grill and served with potatoes and salad. Empanada in turn is a pasty stuffed with meat and quinoa filling.
British/Finnish Cafe serves Finnish pancakes (lettu) with jam & cream and choice of fresh berries, also with banana and nutella. The Cafe have also selcetion of British baked homemade goods - savoury quiches (cheese, spinach/quiche lorraine), sausage rolls, various classic cakes - carrot cake, chocolate muffins, blueberry muffins, banana bread, chocolate cornflake cakes, Enjoy with British tea or coffee.
Russian cafe serves festival guests blinis, russian pancakes with different fillings
Eritrean restaurant serves festival quests spicy meat stew called Zign alongside with Injera, a sourdough-risen flatbread with a slightly spongy texture. The restaurant´s servings include also Quiwa, sauteed meat, onions and berbere served with a sauce. While dining you can also taste Suwa, a home-brewed beer made from roasted corn and barley flavored with gesho, a type of buckthorn leaf.
Somalian Cafe serves Sambusas, pasties with different fillings alongside with somalian traditional dishes and deserts.
Ethiopian restaurant serves traditional Etiophian Canjeero breads with different spicy vegetable and meat sauces.
The installation work of artist Kristiina Tuura and workgroup on Puhos main square is based on the ornament of the square ́s floor.
Community based art work by artists Katriina Sjöblom and Hanna Luukkonen is made in cooperation with asylum seekers in Finland. As a part of their art work Sjöblom and Luukkonen have given the legs, which function as a main element of their work, for other artists to use as a basis for new art works. In Puhos Mall artist Sirkku Halme has used the legs for her installation Monument for Invisible People.