OMAR (UK)

“When I grow up, I wanna be like Omar” -Stevie Wonder

Even though Omar Lye-Fook hasn’t blessed the Finnish audience with his live performance more than once twelve years ago at the Flow Festival, he has been internationally recognized as the father and founder of British neo soul all the time since the beginning of 1990’s. Artists, such as Stevie Wonder, D’Angelo, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Pharrell Williams and Common, have all praised Omar as one of the biggest artists to inspire them and their music. This should probably already tell you something about him.

Funky Elephant now proudly presents and welcomes this soul legend and his orchestra to Helsinki. And to make it all better, at his freshest after releasing a fantastic new album Love In Beats earlier this year. While the scene has been saturated with too many electronic r&b/soul artists, Omar along with his rich and organic soulful sound is ready to make an impact on us in the autumn night with the same authentic style, which he founded to climb to his undisputed status more than 25 years ago. You can feel there’s magic in the air now. JK
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Saturday, Sept. 9th

Omar

 

Nicole Willis &
Banda Palomita

 

 

Aleh Ferreira &
Brazilian Locomotiva

 

Ackboo ft. Ras Hassen Ti

Super Janne

Lexsoul Dancemachine

Tre-Funk III

DJ Hugo Mendez

Aarnikotkat

Maria Gasolina

BaranBand

 

 

Es-Ow and
The Ridial Band

 

Balkan Fever Oriental Sound System

Maisa Tikka

Mysterose Garden

 

Manic Pixie Dream
Horse Show

 

Sunday, Sept. 10th

Hassan Maikal

Satu

 

Manic Pixie Dream
Horse Show