Songs of life § death 31.10

On the last day of October, international writers and musicians will explore the border of the shadows to celebrate the “Day of the Dead”, an ancient and colorfull Mexican tradition for remember the people who have died. For this night, Caisa’s festivity hall will be transformed into an indoor picnic full of poetry, dance, music and mesopotamian coffee. 
Bring your own food, grab a space and some pillows on the floor, and enjoy a late-autumn picnic full of poetry, music, and exciting performances and improvisations!The first part of the evening will include performances by our invited poets and musicians, in various languages and forms!In the second part of the evening, our house band is available to improvise to your poetry! Bring your own poems (in any language), go on stage, and experience what it’s like to have a group of musicians jam to your words. After that, the mic is totally open – bring anything to the stage, in any artform, and maybe invite anyone else to join you. You want to dance? Maybe someone wants to improvise poetry on top of it. Bring a piece of music? Maybe someone wants to dance to it.Pre-registration for Jam session with house band:There are 15 slots for the jam: we will accept up to eight people for pre-registration, and the rest can sign-up at the venue itself. Please send an email to by Oct 23 to register your interest – subject “PICNIC CLUB JAM” and include: Full name, language, artform, and whether you would like the house band to join in and improvise to your poem. Please note that only pre-registered performers will be accompanied by the special house band.

:: The event will be hosted by Kasper Salonen.
:: Invited Artists::
POETRY – Daniel Malpica (Mexico), Olga Svanberg (Russia), Rosamaria Bolom (Mexico), Natalja Meri (Russia), Roxana Crisólogo Correa (Peru) and Kasper Salonen (Finland).
MUSIC – James Andean (Canada), Iiris Tarnanen (Finland), Sergio Castrillón (Colombia).
The table is served! Bring your favorite blanket and come to enjoy the best recipes of the house.
[ Organizers ] – Salasanat Finland, Sivuvalo. Onko tämä suomalaista kirjallisuutta? with the support of Kone Foundation, Sibelius Academy -Glomas- Global Music Master, Suomen venäjänkielisten kirjailijoiden yhdistys, Logrus and Caisa International Cultural Centre.
31.10.14 at 19:00 h.
CAISA, International Cultural Center. Facebook event here.
Fee: 5 €
Designed by Daniel Malpica