Afropean Blues —
Savolais-haya. Urbaani animisti. Taiteilijafilosofi.
Savo & Haya. Urban animist. Artist/Philosopher.
Free Resources —
Texts on Black Feminism, anti-racism, etc
The Combahee River Collective Statement
bell hooks: Feminist Theory from Margin to Center
Anti-Blackness and the Fetishization of Visibility
An article explaining what this fetishization of hypervisibility looks like and how it is anti-Black.
The Double-Edged Sword of Hypervisibility and Invisibility for Black People
An article by a Black woman describing what hypervisibility and invisibility look like from her experience.
The Danger Of Oppression Olympics
An article discussing what is meant by the phrase "Oppression Olympics" and the issues this behavior creates for liberation movements.
For "White Allies"
Opportunities for White People in the Fight for Racial Justice: Moving from Ally --> Actor --> Accomplice
Black History Month
New video added to the playlist for all of February 2021Play all
A collection of music, interviews and other clips make up this Black History Month playlist on YouTube. New videos will be added each day.
Brutish Museums : Benin Bronzes, Colonial Violence, and Cultural Restitution (webinar)
Queen Nzinga - Rise of a Legend - Extra History #1
Bob Marley interview
Oh bondage up yours | Chardine Taylor-Stone (of Big Joanie)
John Coltrane: A Love Supreme
Why We Have Black History Month, and not White History Month
Later At Milton's - Stanley Turrentine
Glimpses of what I've done in the past
Instead of an artist CV or portfolio, here's a selection of links where you can watch, listen or read older works.
*This is a work in progress*
2013: singing "J'attendrai" live
That one time I sang in French with a live Jazz band. Recorded during the live performance at Jazzia Kääntöpöydällä: Kallion Karavaani!
2017: Reflections on The Black Charismatic
In the video, Maija Baijukya reflects on IHME Project 2017, The Black Charismatic concert at Helsinki's Rock Church by Theaster Gates and The Black Monks of Mississippi in April 2017. Baijukya is a Helsinki-based feminist activist.
Black History —
A collection of links with podcasts, YouTube channels and playlists to immerse yourself in Black history any day of the year.
I've had the privilege of learning African history in school and my interest in Black history sparked early. Most aren't as lucky, but luckily the internet is full of great resources. Here are a few.
Afrosuomen historiaa etsimässä
I learned how to record and edit audio, did research and interviews and even did the jingle myself. Unfortunately, I didn't get to finish the project, so my main contribution is the first 3 episodes.
"Afrosuomen historiaa etsimässä" is a podcast about the history of Black people in Finland, in Finnish.
Mustan Historian Kunniaksi
A Spotify playlist with music selected by yours truly.
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