FINtangoFi – Festival of Finnish Tango, Nature and Sauna

This very special holiday week is a magnificent way to spend and celebrate the last days of summer.
Papinniemi camping area, Juhola’s buffalo barn, surrounding countryside and nature create an extraordinary setting for passionate music presented from heart,
workshops, trips, dancing, DJs, local slow food, sauna-meister and for other authentic experiences.
FINtangoFI festival week is for everyone. For young, old, rich, poor and for those with very hairy legs.
Most of our program is free of charge. Admission fee to concerts is between 5-10€.
8-16 Independent program (canoe trips, workshops, berry picking, fishing, cooking…)
16-18 Holy forest, holy lake: Acoustic and electronic tunes by MERJA KOKKONEN alias ISLAJA & co.
18-23 DJs & saunas – Radio Helsinki DJs and DJs from Hamburg with a German sauna-meister
tango and acroyoga workshops
19 LIVE concerts. Artists for each day will be presented later.
Dinner – Common dining inspired by local ingredients, nature and heritage.
Local talk – interview tapes of local people. Only in finnish, sorry.
Every evening there is a change to meet a acroyoga teacher and a traditional Kalevala healer. Free use of canoes and SUP-boards.
15 Uukuniemi region rock paintings and ancient religion, professor PEKKA KIVIKÄS. (in finnish)
15-23 DJ music and saunas:
DJs from Radio Helsinki and from Hamburg, acroyoga and healing at the beach, elcetronic tunes, interviews, communal food.
19 Tango dancing lesson – also for begingers
PURE (rap)
SUNDAY 12.8.
12 Mysteries and miracles of peatland, Dr. AINO KORRENSALO. (in finnish)
14 Concert: MAIJA KAUHANEN (Finland 2017 worldmusic representative), singing, Saarijärvi kantele and percussions – at the same time!
At the evenging: DJ music and saunas:
DJs from Radio Helsinki and from Hamburg, acroyoga and healing at the beach, elcetronic tunes, interviews, communal food.
Tangoday at BIISONIAREENA (Kummuntie 273)
15 Radio Helsinki DJ tango tunes
17 Tango dancing lessons. Also for begingers
19 Concert: Carelia tango queen MARIA TYYSTER, Finland’s tango ambassador TIMO VALTONEN with Berlin’s philharmony accordionist VALENTIN BUTT.
FINtangoFI festival week is organised by local FINtangoFI group.
Supported and sponsored by Suomen kulttuuriministeriö, Parikkan kunta and Musiikin edistämissäätiö.

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