Video: Mikko Sarvanne Hip Company & Jussi Pelkonen @ Annikki Poetry Festival 2016 Consisting of about a dozen promising jazz musicians, the Helsinki-based Mikko Sarvanne Hip Company joined forces with the young poet Jussi Pelkonen last year. The collaboration struck a chord immediately. Such a combination was previously unheard of in Finland, and they have already given some ecstatic performances. They have also recorded a joint album Muovibabylon, which came out this spring.
Hannu Salama & Vapaat Radikaalit (Free Radicals) @ Annikki Poetry Festival in Tampere Finland 6th June 2015. 1960s cultural militant and dyed-in-the-wool radical author Hannu Salama performing his work accompanied by a band composed of top-tier musicians and lead by Hepa Halme. The free-flow of spoken word and rhythmic musicality was a stunning combination . Hepa Halme is a jazz instrumentalist, percussionist, and composer of long standing.
Anja Snellman & Jukka Orma Annikin Runofestivaaleilla Tampereella 9.6.2012. Esitettävä runo on "Öisin olemme samanlaisia" -kokoelman nimikkoruno (2011, Siltala) - Anja Snellman & Jukka Orma performing at Annikki Poetry Festival June 9th 2012 in Tampere Finland. Read more: http://www.annikinkatu.net/runofestivaali2012/
Eira Stenberg @ Annikin Runofestivaali/Annikki Poetry Festival in Tampere Finland June 8th 2013. Runo on "Puun huoneissa" kokoelmasta "Siksi seurustelen varkaiden kanssa" (Tammi 2002). Eira Stenberg is a Finnish poet, author and translator with a long career. In addition to her seven poetry books, she has published five novels, plays and children's books, for example. Her early experimental works of poetry tried the limits of Finnish language.
Annikin Runofestivaali - Annikki Poetry Festival @ Tampere Finland 8.6.2013. Videokooste/Video compilation: Anne Waldman (USA), Shuri Kido (Japani), Habiba (Hollanti), Niillas Holmberg, Kaj Chydenius & Taru Nyman, Eira Stenberg, Archie Ahola, Anni Sinnemäki, Martin Enckell, Veera Antsalo, Kai Nieminen & Kai Nieminen, Hannibal & Musta Moottori. Annikki Poetry Festival (est. 2003) has grown to be one of the most significant poetry events in Finland.
Video: Reijo Kela is one of Finland’s best-known and most original contemporary dancers. He is also a choreographer and performance artist. Kela has worked as a free artist for almost his entire career. At Annikki Poetry Festival, he was performing together with poet J.K. Ihalainen. Ihalainen is a poet, writer, publisher and translator. Since his first publication in 1978, he has published 35 books of poetry as well as several poetry albums.