The 21st Funky Elephant Festival

Thursday 9.4. | 18–00

Thursday 9.4. | 18–00

The 21st Funky Elephant Festival

When the Funky Elephant blows its fanfare and stomps into town with a bumping rhythm, you know for sure that spring has arrived to Helsinki! Funky Elephant’s opening night takes again place at mbar with a magnificent lineup: Prenton Bless’ smashing reggae riddim will surely make you dance, not to mention the bouncy hip hop beats and sharp lyricism brought to you by The Megaphone State. The night will be finished by Funky Amigos’ DJ’s Soulll and Funky Ville.

Prenton Bless heads originally from Costa Rica. Since 2009 he has charmed the Finnish audiences with his catchy beats and laid-back reggae sounds. Songs such as “Rise Up” and “Luchando” will take you to a rhythm trip to Costa Rica and back.

The Megaphone State is a must-see hip hop duo, formed by Liberian-born producer and MC Ekow and Finnish producer SimonSound. They have released three albums: Home of the Knockout Artist (2009), VLA Kings (2012) and internationally acknowledged Ghost (2014). Music magazine Rumba recently praised that The Megaphone State “makes the best English-language hip hop in Finland”.

Funky Elephant is a legendary club festival bringing together top-notch Finnish artists, upcoming new talent and current musical phenomena from funk to groove music, from hip hop to reggae as well as from jazz to world music. Check out the festival's full program and hop on the Elephant!

This event is part of the Funky Elephant Festival club series

Funky Elephant is an annual black rhythm music festival celebrated every spring since 1994. The festival has earned its legendary status by bringing the most interesting international acts as well the best and the coolest domestic acts in the scene.

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