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The Funky Elephant festival kicked off on Friday evening at the Club Circus in Helsinki.


The venue was crowded with cheerful people who came to groove, among others, to the rhythm of Asa & Band, Dalindèo, the Estonian funk sensation Lexsoul Dancemachine and the jazzy hip-hop group The Herbaliser, who headlined on Friday.

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Here are the highlights in pictures.

The Finnish rap artist Asa performing at the Funky Elephant festival at Club Circus in Helsinki on April 8 2016. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

The Finnish rap artist Asa performing at the Funky Elephant festival at Club Circus in Helsinki on April 8 2016. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

 

Robert Linna, the vocalist from the Estonian funk sensation Lexsoul Dancemachine. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

Robert Linna, the vocalist from the Estonian funk sensation Lexsoul Dancemachine. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

 

Lexsoul Dancemachine making the crowd move. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

Lexsoul Dancemachine making the crowd move. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

 

Party girls. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

Party girls. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

 

Finland Today journalist Samuel Adeoje pounding Lexsoul Dancemachine's cowbell. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

Finland Today journalist Samuel Adeoje pounding Lexsoul Dancemachine’s cowbell. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

 

In the zone. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

In the zone. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

 

An acrobat performing during Asa & Band's performance. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

An acrobat performing during Asa & Band’s performance. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

 

Just chilling. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

Just chilling. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

 

The Herbaliser stunned the crowd with their masterful play of wind instruments and intense scratching. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

The Herbaliser stunned the crowd with their masterful play of wind instruments and intense scratching. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

 

Finland Today photojournalist and chief Tony Öhberg enjoying the atmosphere. Picture: Samuel Adeoje for Finland Today

Finland Today photojournalist and chief Tony Öhberg enjoying the atmosphere. Picture: Samuel Adeoje for Finland Today

 

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Funky Elephant (7.–9.4.2016). The whole programme can be found here.