Kolibrí Festivaali, 5th anniversary

Kolibrí is a unique multicultural, free and open art festival for the most diverse, plurilingual and intergenerational audiences. On this 5th anniversary of Kolibrí we will travel to the AMAZONIA, the heart of the World. We’ll get to know and be amazed by its biodiversity, the variety of its indigenous communities and their ancestral knowledge and cultures.

Important Covid-19 information

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Concert – MeNiños, Multilingual Children’s Music Concert

Welcome to this interactive and multilingual children’s music concert! MeNiños explores the sounds of the harp, guitar and percussion with music and rhythms from diverse countries and voices singing in multiple languages: Spanish, English, Finnish and Portuguese. MeNiños is a free-entrance concert.

MeNiños

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Musicians:

  • Natalia Castrillón: Harp/Voice (Colombia)
  • Tomas Takolander: Guitar/Voice (Finland)
  • João Luís: Percussion (Portugal)
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Panel – Children’s Culture & Diversity: Pushing Limits

How to create diverse, high-quality and accessible activities to children? How to promote diversity and identity through children’s culture and education? The panelists will share best practices, lessons learned and new ideas as well as new questions and challenges to be faced.

Catia Pedrosa
Eva Wilenius
Pirjetta Mulari
Inês Montalvão
Analía Capponi
Johanna Mattila
  • Caisa, 23.9.2020 @ 17:00, on-line meeting via Zoom, register at info-kolibri(at)ninho.fi

Duration: 1h 45 minutes

IMPORTANT UPDATE: This event is now fully booked for those attending in person. Don’t worry, you can still watch it online. First, send an email to info-ninho(at)ninho.fi with “Diversity Panel” on the subject line. You will receive an access code to join the Zoom meeting.

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Panelists:

  • Cátia Suomalainen Pedroza, Helsinki City, Director of Kulttuurikeskus Caisa
  • Eva Wilenius, Espoo City HelMet, Services Manager at Sello Library
  • Pirjetta Mulari, Helsinki City, Acting Director of Annantalo
  • Inês Montalvão, Heureka – the Finnish Science Centre Concept & Experience Designer. Finnish BioArt Society
  • Analía Capponi-Savolainen, researcher at Sibelius Academy, UniArts Helsinki
  • Johanna Nonna Mattila, theater practitioner, Chairwoman at Kulttuuriyhdistys Suomen Eucrea ry and culture secretary at Kynnys ry.

Moderator: Arlene Tucker, artist, educator and diversity agent

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Dance Workshop – Capoeira in the Amazon 

Crocodiles, lizards, frogs… The animals from the Amazon will take over Kolibrí! Join us and learn how to dance Capoeira by mimicking the movements of the jungle animals! You will also learn about the rich culture of the people of African descent in Brazil!

Bom Cabelo

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Facilitators: CM “Bom Cabelo” José Reinaldo Santos Soares (Brazil), Tambor Vivo ry

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Dance Workshop – Amazon Joy

Come and dance to the sounds of animals and noises of the Peruvian Amazon! Amazon Joy is a playful and participative dance workshop.

Nieves Vuoristo
Hanna Mäenpää

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Facilitators:

  • Nieves Vuoristo, childhood educator and social worker (Peru)
  • Hanna Mäenpää, specialist in interculturalism and identities (Finland)

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Sensory Experimentation Workshop – Playing with the Senses

Have you ever imagined what your life would be like if you had to live without one of your senses, like your sight? In this workshop, participants will experiment with their senses. Children and adults will take turns in the role of guide and blind person, learning to accomplish tasks without using their sight. The teachers will also explain how to provide clear guidance to help blind people move in a safe way.

Verónica Miranda
Irma Luna
Patricia Carvalho Ribeiro
Clara

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Teachers:

  • Verónica Miranda, Special Education teacher, specialized in the visually impaired (Argentina).
  • Irma Luna, educator (Mexico)
  • Patricia Carvalho Ribeiro, teacher (Brazil)
  • Clara, student (USA, Argentina)

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Kolibrí Children’s Book Fair

Sale of children’s and youth literature in Spanish, Portuguese and English. At the Kolibrí Book Fair you can find second-hand books and our recommendations from the Bologna Children’s Book Fair. Illustrations gifted by ISIDRO FERRER and YARA KONO to support the Festival, as well as the book “Muistan Sinua Rakkaudella” (I Remember You With Love, Teos, 2020), by SANNA PELLICCIONI, MAAMI SNELLMAN e KITI SZALAI, are also for sale.

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Book Donations: Do you want to contribute to Kolibrí? Do you have at home children’s and youth books in Spanish, Portuguese or English that you no longer read? We are happy to collect your used books at 10:00 on the Fair day at Malmitalo hall. The selling price of second-hand books is €5 or less.

Many thanks!

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Visual Arts Workshop – Climate and Change: A Collective Visual Library

Can you communicate through art? In this workshop, children and adults will think about diversity and global warming and will communicate their hopes for the future of our planet in a large collective poster that will showcase the artwork of all participants. Let’s draw together!

Adriana Santamaría
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Artist: Adriana Santamaría, Design Strategist for Social Impact (Colombia)

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Shadow Theater – Family Secret

“I am Nena and I have a family secret…” How would you feel if you woke up early in the morning and found a peculiar spiny creature in the kitchen? This is what happens in this bilingual shadow theatre performance, based on the illustrated book by Isol Misenta (Argentina); we will spy into the sleepy morning of this family.

Sini Peltola
David Muñoz Gonzáles

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Original title: “Family Secret” by Isol Misenta. Fondo Cultura Económica 2003, Mexico.
Adaptation to shadow theatre: Sini Peltola (Finland) and David Muñoz Gonzáles (Spain).
Finnish translation: Lumi Eronen (Finland)
Scenery and puppets: Sini Peltola and Rob Oudshoorn (Finland)
Artists: Sini Peltola and David Muñoz Gonzáles
Production: Espoon kaupunginkirjasto, Kulttuurikesku Ninho ry and Sini Peltola.

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Science Workshop – The Rain Theater

Water, coming from the abundant rains in the rainforest, is the blood that circulates in the Amazon, the heart of the world. In this workshop, children and adults will learn the science of cloud formation and rain making through storytelling, art and sensory experiences. Register and join us!

Ana Álvarez Piedehierro
Ina Fiebig
Inês Montalvão
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Facilitators:

  • Ana Álvarez Piedehierro, physicist and meteorologist (Spain)
  • Ina Fiebig, graphic designer and illustrator (Germany)
  • Inês Montalvão, biologist, exhibition designer and illustrator (Portugal)

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Literature – Book Launch: “Muistan Sinua Rakkaudella” (I Remember You with Love)

In “Muistan sinua rakkaudella”, Finnish grieving meets the colorful and communal Mexican Día de Muertos tradition. The writers will talk about their creative process and their role in developing children’s literature in Finland through diversity. There will also be a question and answer session and opportunities for purchasing the book and getting it signed. Don’t miss it!

Sanna Pelliccioni
Maami Snellman
Kiti Szalai

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Authors:

  • Sanna Pelliccioni, graphic designer, illustrator and children’s author (Finland)
  • Maami Snellman, word art teacher and children’s author (Finland)
  • Kiti Szalai, teacher of Finnish as mother tongue and foreign language and children’s author (Finland)

Opening statement: Ernesto Céspedes Oropeza, Ambassador of Mexico in Finland 

Moderator: Nadia Nava Contreras, researcher at the University of Helsinki (Mexico)

Interpretation: Teija Potenze, Chairwoman at Kulttuurikeskus Ninho ry / Kolibrí Festivaali (Finland)

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Musical Exploration Workshop – MeNiños

Join us in a musical journey inspired by songs, rhymes and games of Latin America and other parts of the world. It will be a spree of interactions of cultures through music, a trip for strengthening family ties. Come along to sing together and make new friends through music!

Natalia Castrillón

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Facilitator: Natalia Castrillón, harpist and music teacher (Colombia)

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Science Workshop – Oobleck, the Non-Newtonian Slime

Have you heard of Oobleck, the slime we can make without polluting the environment? Children that were raised attending Kolibrí will guide us in making Oobleck and will reveal the secret to the slime’s magical properties. Join us in learning science while having fun!

Ana Álvarez Piedehierro
Matilda
Maya
Julia

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Facilitators:

  • Ana Álvarez Piedehierro, physicist and meteorologist (Spain)
  • Matilda, student (Argentina/Chile)
  • Maya, student (Spain/Finland)
  • Julia, student (USA/Brazil)
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Visual Arts Workshop – A Particular Amazon Species

Do you dare create a fantastic sculpture inspired by your favorite Amazon animals? Itzel will guide us through the fascinating world of “alebrijes”. Typical of Mexico, this technique of cardboard construction will allow us to create fantastic imaginary creatures by combining elements of several different animals, in a mixture of color and detail. A modeling dough that dries quickly will be used, allowing us time to paint our sculptures. We will learn about and be inspired by birds and other animals from the Amazon.

Itzel Rocío Labra Degante
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Artist: Itzel Rocío Labra Degante, visual artist and teacher of visual arts (Mexico)

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Delivery of children’s books from the Embassy of Uruguay.

Since 2016, Kulttuurikeskus Ninho has been promoting a program to encourage reading in childhood and the diversification of books in public libraries from the HelMet System, in Spanish and Portuguese. The project is supported by the Embassies of Ibero-America in Finland and the Ibero-American Institute.

Eva Wilenius, service manager for the Espoo city libraries, will receive the books from Pablo Porro, Ambassador of Uruguay to Finland.

Literature Workshop – Stories of the Amazon

Let’s play and create stories together! The flora, fauna, towns and geography of the Amazon will inspire us! We will create stories about the Amazon in a playful way, learning about our role in protecting this ecosystem and ensuring the future of our children. The stories can be shared and brought home.

Verónica Miranda
Irma Luna
Patricia Carvalho Ribeiro
Clara
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Teachers:

  • Verónica Miranda, Special Education teacher, specialized in the visually impaired (Argentina)
  • Irma Luna, educator (Mexico)
  • Patricia Carvalho Ribeiro, teacher (Brazil)
  • Clara, student (USA, Argentina)
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Musical Exploration Workshop – MeNiños

Join us in a musical journey inspired by songs, rhymes and games of Latin America and other parts of the world. It will be a spree of interactions of cultures through music, a trip for strengthening family ties. Come along to sing together and make new friends through music!

Natalia Castrillón
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Facilitator: Natalia Castrillón, harpist and music teacher (Colombia)

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Visual Arts Workshop– SOS Amazon

The Amazon, the heart of the world, is home to indigenous people and more than 3 million different species of animal and plants. The Amazon is asking for help, sending us an SOS message. The protection of the forest is essential in curbing global warming. Let’s express our thoughts and feelings about this issue, so important in securing our children’s future, through art and creativity!

 Rosamaría Bolom
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Teacher: Rosamaría Bolom, visual artist (Mexico)

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Visual Arts and Gastronomy Workshop – Calaveras, Postcards and Cookies

The authors of “Muistan Sinua Rakkaudella” (I Remember You with Love, Teos, 2020), Sanna, Kiti and Maami, invite us to join in the Mexican traditions of Día de Muertos. Let’s create beautiful postcards with illustrations from the book and decorate Calavera cookies, specially prepared by the authors for Kolibrí! You will bring home a keepsake filled with love!

Sanna Pelliccioni
Maami Snellman
Kiti Szalai
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Facilitators:

  • Sanna Pelliccioni, graphic designer, illustrator and children’s author (Finland).
  • Maami Snellman, word art teacher and children’s author (Finland).
  • Kiti Szalai, teacher of Finnish as a mother tongue and foreign language and children’s author (Finland).
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Dance Workshop – Bumba Meu Boi – The Magic Ox

Bumba Meu Boi is a Brazilian celebration that fuses together Native, African and European traditions in a mix of music, dance and theater. In this workshop, you will discover the history of this Brazilian tradition and learn the rhythms and steps you need to embark on the Magic Ox’s journey! Come and dance Bumba Meu Boi with us!

Bom Cabelo
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Facilitators: CM “Bom Cabelo” José Reinaldo Santos Soares (Brazil), Tambor Vivo ry

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Science Workshop – Amazon’s Biodiversity: What Can the Forest Give Us?

Join scientists Plínio and Caroline in an intriguing treasure hunt through the Amazon! Children and adults will decipher riddles and use ancestral indigenous knowledge to identify a plant holding the secrets to the cure to a rare disease. Storytelling, science and multiculturalism mix together in this fun workshop that will teach participants about the importance of biodiversity, ancestral cultures and environmental protection. Don’t miss it!

Caroline Biojone & Plinio Casarotto

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Scientists:

  • Caroline Biojone, biologist (Brazil)
  • Plinio Casarotto, biologist (Brazil)
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Sello Closing Celebration – Capoeira in the Amazon

Crocodiles, lizards, frogs… The animals from the Amazon will take over Kolibrí! Join us and learn how to dance Capoeira by mimicking the movements of the jungle animals! You will also learn about the rich culture of the people of African descent in Brazil!

Bom Cabelo
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Facilitators: CM “Bom Cabelo” José Reinaldo Santos Soares (Brazil), Tambor Vivo ry

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Closing Concert 2020 – MeNiños 

MeNiños explores the sounds of the harp, guitar and percussion with music and rhythms from diverse countries and voices singing in multiple languages: Spanish, English, Finnish and Portuguese. Come along to sing together and make new friends through music! 

MeNiños
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Musicians:  

  • Natalia Castrillón: Harp/Voice (Colombia)
  • Tomas Takolander: Guitar/Voice (Finland)
  • João Luís: Percussion (Portugal)
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