Boom Shakalaka Festival

Boom Shakalaka Festival

The Boom Shakalaka collective is proud to host a festival at mbar with some of the wildest club acts, representing regional music scenes from different parts of the world.

Boom Shakalaka is a DJ collective and a radio show on the semi-national Basso radio station in Finland. The collective, united by a passion for club cultures from Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, Eastern Europe, and South Asia, has a reputation of throwing some of the best parties in Finland. Within the last 5 years, Boom Shakalaka DJs have as a collective or as individuals performed in countless clubs and festivals around Finland and abroad. Now, it is only fitting that the collective gathers all their knowledge in one place, and curates a three day festival in the centre of Helsinki at mbar.

The festival will comprise of live acts representing different regional electronic dance music scenes and each night is dedicated to a particular style. What unites the different performances in the is the aim to get the crowd moving with energetic and uplifting music.

On Friday the Swedish duo Sanjin & Youthman will perform their original style of ‘Balkan Dancehall’, which is a fusion of their Bosnian roots and contemporary Jamaican reggae. On Saturday, under the headline ‘Latin Electro’, Argentinian born Elmayonesa, together with his side kick Freak Castro, present us with a unique blend of traditional Latin American cumbia and futuristic electro. And on Sunday, we will witness the ‘Afrobeats’ of UK Ghanian artist Mista Silva.

On top of all the amazing live acts, the DJ line up for the festival makes sure the dance floor stays hot all throughout the night, both on the terrace and in the after party inside mbar. At the festival the following DJs will take the stage: Emil (Boom Shakalaka, Sabor, Afro Sunday), Good Blood (Boom Shakalaka, Club Choque, Afro Sunday), Hermanni (Boom Shakalaka, Afro Sunday, Kuningassoundi), Jokakeli (Sabor, Baile Mundial), Resupekka (Black Bear Sound, Turku Soundcheck), X-Ray (Afrobeat Cult, Helsinki).

And all events are free of charge!

Boom Shakalaka show live on Basso Radio (Helsinki 102,4 Mhz, Tampere 103,1 Mhz, Turku 101,9 Mhz, Jyväskylä 99,7 Mhz, Oulu 105,4 and online every even Sunday from 16.00 to 18.00.

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