Beatwave Festival

Thursday 2.8. | 19–02

Rytmiaalto #9: hip hop & roots

Thursday 2.8. | 19–02

Beatwave Festival

Rytmiaalto #9: hip hop & roots

Beatwave Festival's 9th edition focuses on the finest Finnish hip hop and roots with four live sets and excellent line-up of djs. On Thursday, mbar terrace (and probably the whole Lasipalatsi square) can enjoy a live set by Jätkäjätkät, warmed up and further by djs Rideon & Emil.

Friday Beatwave continues with Gracias live set + one of the strongest dj line-ups of this summer with djs Flava & J-Laini, Nada (Kuudes Linja Raps, No Way Out), Marked Man (TV OFF). On Saturday, Puppa J folk trio and Super Janne perform live while dj Aksim does a long dj set.

JätkäJätkät is a Helsinki Finland based group consisting of many talented and established musicians from a huge variety of musical backgrounds that include hip hop, reggae, pop, folk, soul, funk and even heavy metal. Their huge diversity gives JätkäJätkät unique and unheard of sound, which the band members themselves describe as "Gypsy Reggae Rap". JätkäJätkät lyrics are often socially and politically motivated, but as a balance the group has their easier songs that they describe as "tour bus travelling, getting drunk and having fun" -songs. JätkäJätkät feature a huge variety of instruments in their music, from horns and strings to sousaphone and mandolin. The members say they want to make the accordion a sexy instrument again, which pretty much describes the groups approach on making music, there are no limits and the listener is constantly surprised by their creativity.

Asa (rap)
Joska Josafat (guittar+buzuki+vocals)
Janne Siro alias Puppa J (guitar+vocals)
Rasmus Pailos (accordion+perc+vocals)
Erno Haukkala (trombone+flute)
Kim Rantala (keyboards+accordion+vocals)
Ville Väätäinen (drums)
Pekka Varmo (perc+rap)
Antti Kivimäki (bass)

This event is part of the Beatwave Festival club series

Beatwave, Rytmiaalto, is a summer festival series at mbar for the third summer in a row. Each edition focuses on a particular music genre and offers both emerging and classic line-ups with live and dj sets.

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