The news paper Nya Åland writes about Georges’ batik workshop for the Culture night of Mariehamn 2013. Georges offers, together with Emmaus Åland, the opportunity to colour your favourite clothing of cotton and try the African way of batik with your own design!
Here is an article about our work in Africa on the homepage of Villa Karo’s Akasia News! (Photo: Kenneth Bamberg)
Georges Agbazahou could be seen in the news papers “La Nouvelle Tribune”, “Quotidien Nokoué” and “Le presse de jour” the 27:th of April 2012 where he talks about his ideas about culture exchange between Finland and Benin.
Georges and Camilla was featured in an article in the news paper “Ny tid”. See the article here.
Camilla was invited to hold a 90-minute radio program (Sommarprat) live where she talked about Africa and her life as a musician.
Camilla shows live on air how one of her classical compositions comes alive with African beat!
A journalist from the major daily newspaper in Benin, Le Quotidien Nokoué, covered two of our concerts in Grand-Popo: the opening concert of our center, Centre Académique des Arts Africains et d’Écoutes de Grand-Popo, as well as our concert on Villa Karo’s main stage. Under the heading “A mix of African and European culture: a music show to denounce racism” the newspaper tells its readers how well the show was received by the large and enthusiastic audience. The journalist also marvels at the versatility of Camilla Heidenberg, as she handled not only the piano, but also the bass guitar, the saxophone and the djembe, during the concert: “From the saxophone to the guitar via the piano, and let’s not forget the djembe, Camilla impressed the audience by sharing her joy through her art.”
Read the full article here.
There are a lot of news paper articles and reviews written about Camilla Heidenberg’s different projects over the years. Here are 9 examples (in Swedish).
Mr Agbazahou has also been featured in “Amina” the biggest fashion magazine in Paris for Africa for his work in batik and fashion art. The magazine is sold also in other countries in Europe and around the world.
The biggest newspaper in Benin, Le Quotidien Nokoué, wrote an article about Georges Agbazahou and the project of Benin day of Culture in Finland 2012. The article can be read here.
A large group of musicians, friends and partners bound together though Villa Karo and Georges Agbazahou met in Helsinki a couple of days after the article was published to talk about the upcoming project and the project of building a studio in Grand-Popo. See past events for details.
And just another couple of days after the meeting another story was published in Benin about World music system. It can be read here.
Villa Karos blogpage published a report of what is happening 6296 kilometers up North where Georges Agbazahou is seen performing with Alpha Omega at Juhlaviikkoklubi at the National Theater in Helsinki.
“From Benin in Africa to the Cultural night” the News paper heading says in Nya Åland 10.08 2011 where Mr Agbazahou is seen on the front page.
The article “The world in Mariehamn for one night” describes the happenings on the Cultural night in Mariehamn where Mr Agbazahou is called master of marionettes. Under the heading Marionettes are for everyone Georges is quoted: “the animals teach us to dance and are therapeutical, you forget fear and stress when you are fascinated by the dolls. What cannot be said in words the dolls can express.”
The Finnish newspaper Kouvolan Sanomat recently published a story about Aleksi Saraskari’s experiences in working with Mr Agbazahou and other local musicians in Benin. Read an English summary of the story in Villa Karo’s blog page under the heading “A Recipe for Understanding”.
Västra Nyland had a nice article about us before our concert in Ekenäs. Journalist Marit Lundström nicely summarizes the philosophy behind World Music System under the heading: “Universal life philosophy unites in lyrics and music; A stylish mix of afro, jazz, pop and classical music“.
Nya Åland published a colorful picture of Mr. Agbazahou dancing on stilts together with the local swing dance association and a walking band.