IN PICTURES: The First Day of World Village Festival

The World Vilage Festival kicked off with a crowd of thousands at Kaisaniemi Park in Helsinki center on Saturday afternoon. The cloudy weather didn’t seem to bother the spectators observing kick-ass performances of artists such as Alo Wala from Denmark, the Finnish folk-pop ensemble Scandinavian Music Group and many others.

Here are the highlights in pictures.

Shivani Ahlowalia with American and Indian roots was the definite highlight of Saturday. She charmed the audience with serious bass infused beats with her group Alo Wala. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

Shivani Ahlowalia with American and Indian roots was the definite highlight of Saturday. She charmed the audience with serious bass infused beats with her group Alo Wala. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

 

Mother and son enjoying the feeling. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

Mother and son enjoying the feeling. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

 

isters, Pauliina and Terhi Kokkonen, from the Scandinavian Music Group giving the audience the Finnish pop-folk vibe. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

Sisters, Pauliina and Terhi Kokkonen, from the Scandinavian Music Group giving the audience the Finnish pop-folk vibe. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

A father and son. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

A father and son. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

Food and seagulls. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

Food and seagulls. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

A member of the audience performing on the stage with Aloe Wala, while the group asked people to join them on stage during the song "Cityboy." Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

A member of the audience performing on the stage with Aloe Wala, while the group asked people to join them on stage during the song “Cityboy.” Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

Aaro Laisi, 3, enjoying the program.

Aaro Laisi, 3, enjoying the program.

Tarja Halonen, the former president of Finland, discussing education. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

Tarja Halonen, the former president of Finland, discussing education. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

A mother and daughter enjoying the performances. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

A mother and daughter enjoying the performances. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

A vendor selling fabric. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

A vendor selling fabric. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

Man with the mask. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

Man with the mask. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

Ilian, the featuring dancer perfroming with Aloe Wala. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

Ilian, the featuring dancer perfroming with Alo Wala. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

 

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