Annikki Poetry Festival - Annikin Runofestivaali

Annikki Poetry Festival - Annikin Runofestivaali

Tampere, Finland / The Annikki Poetry Festival (est. 2003) has grown to be one of Finland’s foremost poetry events. The next time on 11th June, 2016. Theme: Poets Sans Frontières.
Annikki Poetry Festival - Annikin Runofestivaali
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Video: Annikki Poetry Festival 2016 Video Compilation. Featuring: Gregory Pardlo (USA), Yumi Fuzuki (JP), Hikaru Cho (JP), Martin Glaz Serup (DK), Kári Tulinius (IS), Vilja-Tuulia Huotarinen, Satu Tuittila, Paperi T, Reijo Kela, J.K Ihalainen, Claes Andersson, Laura Lindstedt, Katja Kettu, Ville Pirinen, Helena Sinervo, Tiina Poutanen, Mayu Saaritsa, Mustat silmät, Mikko Sarvanne Hip Company & Jussi Pelkonen.

Video: Annikki Poetry Festival 2016 Video Compilation. Featuring: Gregory Pardlo (USA), Yumi Fuzuki (JP), Hikaru Cho (JP), Martin Glaz Serup (DK), Kári Tulinius (IS), Vilja-Tuulia Huotarinen, Satu Tuittila, Paperi T, Reijo Kela, J.K Ihalainen, Claes Andersson, Laura Lindstedt, Katja Kettu, Ville Pirinen, Helena Sinervo, Tiina Poutanen, Mayu Saaritsa, Mustat silmät, Mikko Sarvanne Hip Company & Jussi Pelkonen.

Video: Rap artist Paperi T @ Annikki Poetry Festival 2016 in Tampere, Finland. Paperi T has long been an influence in the Finnish hip hop scene. Released last year, his first solo album achieved great commercial success despite its uncompromising nature. With the surprise success of the album, Paperi T, who has been referred to as the intellectual of Finnish rap, headlined several major festivals.

Video: Rap artist Paperi T @ Annikki Poetry Festival 2016 in Tampere, Finland. Paperi T has long been an influence in the Finnish hip hop scene. Released last year, his first solo album achieved great commercial success despite its uncompromising nature. With the surprise success of the album, Paperi T, who has been referred to as the intellectual of Finnish rap, headlined several major festivals.

Video: Mustat silmät @ Annikki Poetry Festival 2016. Mustat Silmät is a band offering a unique combination of accordion jazz, Slavic melancholy, Romani sounds and American rhythm and blues. The exceptionally charismatic vocalist Jori Kalliola and the band’s unpolished swinging sounds will win listeners over in no time.

Video: Mustat silmät @ Annikki Poetry Festival 2016. Mustat Silmät is a band offering a unique combination of accordion jazz, Slavic melancholy, Romani sounds and American rhythm and blues. The exceptionally charismatic vocalist Jori Kalliola and the band’s unpolished swinging sounds will win listeners over in no time.

Video: American poet Gregory Pardlo & Finnish jazz combo Hot Heros @ Annikki Poetry Festival in Finland 11 June 2016. Pardlo is an American poet who won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for poetry with his second collection, Digest. In his fearlessly personal poems, Pardlo combines elements of both entertainment and high-brow culture, playing with various literary styles with a carefree approach. Pardlo performed with saxophonist Sami Sippola and drummer Janne Tuomi of the jazz combo Hot Heros.

Video: American poet Gregory Pardlo & Finnish jazz combo Hot Heros @ Annikki Poetry Festival in Finland 11 June 2016. Pardlo is an American poet who won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for poetry with his second collection, Digest. In his fearlessly personal poems, Pardlo combines elements of both entertainment and high-brow culture, playing with various literary styles with a carefree approach. Pardlo performed with saxophonist Sami Sippola and drummer Janne Tuomi of the jazz combo Hot Heros.

Video: Poet Yumi Fuzuki (JP) and visual artist Hikaru Cho (JP) performing at Annikki Poetry Festival in Tampere Finland 11 June 2016. Mayu Saaritsa (FI) is reading the Finnish translations of Fuzuki's poetry made by her. Cho is best known for her fantastic 3D body paintings. With Fuzuki Cho took the stage with a fascinating combination of poetry and body painting. The model is Anu Aamu Aurora.

Video: Poet Yumi Fuzuki (JP) and visual artist Hikaru Cho (JP) performing at Annikki Poetry Festival in Tampere Finland 11 June 2016. Mayu Saaritsa (FI) is reading the Finnish translations of Fuzuki's poetry made by her. Cho is best known for her fantastic 3D body paintings. With Fuzuki Cho took the stage with a fascinating combination of poetry and body painting. The model is Anu Aamu Aurora.

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.

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.

Video: Claes Andersson is a poet, writer and jazz musician living in Helsinki. He is one of the most significant Finnish-Swedish contemporary poets. In his latest collections, he has often dealt with ageing and illness in a touching, laconic way. At Annikki Poetry Festival, Andersson was performing not only as a poet but also as a pianist.

Video: Claes Andersson is a poet, writer and jazz musician living in Helsinki. He is one of the most significant Finnish-Swedish contemporary poets. In his latest collections, he has often dealt with ageing and illness in a touching, laconic way. At Annikki Poetry Festival, Andersson was performing not only as a poet but also as a pianist.

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.

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.

Amusa Kulttuuritorin ennakkojuttu Annikin Runofestivaalista: Runoilijat vieraissa ensi kesän Annikin Runofestivaaleilla. Annikin Runofestivaaleilla (11.6.2016) hypitään taiteellisten raja-aitojen ylitse, kun teemana on Runoilija vieraissa. Tapahtuma kokoaa yhteen esiintyjiä joiden työssä runous yhdistyy muihin taiteisiin kuten tanssiin, kuvataiteisiin ja musiikkiin.

Amusa Kulttuuritorin ennakkojuttu Annikin Runofestivaalista: Runoilijat vieraissa ensi kesän Annikin Runofestivaaleilla. Annikin Runofestivaaleilla (11.6.2016) hypitään taiteellisten raja-aitojen ylitse, kun teemana on Runoilija vieraissa. Tapahtuma kokoaa yhteen esiintyjiä joiden työssä runous yhdistyy muihin taiteisiin kuten tanssiin, kuvataiteisiin ja musiikkiin.

Annikki Poetry Festival 2016 Program Released! Gregory Pardlo (USA), Yumi Fuzuki & Hikaru Cho (JP), Martin Glaz Serup (DK), Kári Tulinius (IS), Vilja-Tuulia Huotarinen & Satu Tuittila, J.K. Ihalainen & Reijo Kela, Paperi T, Helena Sinervo & Tiina Poutanen, Mikko Sarvanne Hip Company & Jussi Pelkonen, Claes Andersson, Mustat silmät. Prose: Katja Kettu ja Laura Lindsted. Festival Artist: Ville Pirinen. Performance Program: Roi Vaara, Egle Oddo, Magnús Kristinsson, Janne Rahkila.

Annikki Poetry Festival 2016 Program Released! Gregory Pardlo (USA), Yumi Fuzuki & Hikaru Cho (JP), Martin Glaz Serup (DK), Kári Tulinius (IS), Vilja-Tuulia Huotarinen & Satu Tuittila, J.K. Ihalainen & Reijo Kela, Paperi T, Helena Sinervo & Tiina Poutanen, Mikko Sarvanne Hip Company & Jussi Pelkonen, Claes Andersson, Mustat silmät. Prose: Katja Kettu ja Laura Lindsted. Festival Artist: Ville Pirinen. Performance Program: Roi Vaara, Egle Oddo, Magnús Kristinsson, Janne Rahkila.