Arooj Aftab, Lucas Santtana

Event Introduction

Pakistani-American Arooj Aftab turns music into a time machine and teleporter. It’s where the texts of the 13th-century mystic poet Rumi meet reggae beats and Urdu Ghazal poems encounter the blues tradition. Last year she released her heart-breaking album Vulture Prince, which was praised by Helsingin Sanomat as “completely detached from the juxtapositions of West and East and pop, classical and jazz”.

The boundary between seriousness and fun is rendered null at her gigs. Aftab, who has settled in Brooklyn, can start by cracking sarcastic jokes with a glass of red wine in her hand, before taking her audience on an intimate walk into the valley of sorrow accompanied by her harp. 

Lucas Santtana, who will open for Aftab, represents the modern face of música popular brasileira. His approach is as open-minded as Aftab’s: you can hear the traditions of classical guitar, dub and samba in Santtana’s music.

More information:

Doors: 17.30
Lucas Santtana: 19.00
Arooj Aftab: 20.30

Age limit: 18





-Disabled parking is available (please contact us in advance to make arrangements).
-Disabled access: Ramped access at main entrance. Box office fully accessible.
-Disabled toilet (please note that the toilet is not fitted with an alarm).
-Wheelchair seating/event: 4 (more seating may be available depending on the nature of the show). Accompanying assistant addmitted without extra charge.
-Induction loop.
-Grounded outlet available in the seating area.

Event Information

  • Time:

    • Mon 15.8.2022 19:00

  • Address:

    Eläintarhantie 8
    00530 Hakaniemi

  • Tickets:

    37 € (

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