In June 2022, International Folklore Festival Pispalan Sottiisi will offer folklore in many forms: lively dance, intense rhythms, exotic musical instruments, and gorgeous costumes. The program includes, for example, folk concerts, workshops, and dances by both Finnish and international artists. The festival expects to have about 1000 participants and 15 000 visitors.

The international folk dance festival combines the magic of movement with the power of nature. The theme of the festival is the “Nature of Dance”, which focuses on the relationship between humans and nature.

Pispalan Sottiisi International Folklore Festival is one of the most significant international folk dance festival in Northern Europe. Since 1970, it has taken place every second year in Tampere. The festival is organized by the Finnish Youth Association and the City of Tampere.

Fest Afrika will visit and perform in the Pispala Schottische opening 2022 at Laikunlava 16th of June at 4-5 PM. Cheza Ngoma dance group and Menard Mpondas will perform the piece called WARRIOR at Custom’s Hall (Tullikamari) at Saturday 18th at 8-10 PM at the concert ”Maailman tuulia” (Tunes of the World).

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