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Accessible art presented in Espoo – performers around the world and an important message

4.7.2017, FINLAND

South Korean Jeon Kyungho, the World First visual impairment Marimba player and also a percussionist. For him, the disability is not an overcoming matter but the driving force.

Can you picture yourself playing Marimba without seeing? Or dancing tango in a wheelchair? Even the daily routines for some of us seem impossible to others, like going to the supermarket with a physical disability or singing when you're deaf. The event, where the audience can witness when impossible becomes possible, will be held in Espoo Cultural Centre on 19 August 2017.

The event is ACCAC kickoff Espoo 2017 and it's free and open for all. ACCAC is an abbreviation of Accessible Arts and Culture. The organizer is an Espoo-based ACCAC Global organization which aims for a more equal and accessible world for all. This growing international organization works now in Finland, Egypt, and Korea. To meet its goals organization arranges events to raise awareness and promote change. Our events bring together artists, athletes, teachers, administrators, and event planners to network, experiment with new ideas in practice, and exchange information about different areas of accessibility.

The upcoming event organized in collaboration with the City of Espoo is starred by South Korean Jeon Kyungho, the World First visual impairment Marimba player and also a percussionist. For him, the disability is not an overcoming matter but the driving force. His performance has been taking center stage in worldwide. He successfully represented performances in Paris, Hong Kong, New York, etc. Also performing in the event Glims & Gloms dance theatre, Pirkanmaa wheelchair dancers, Egyptian folk dance Tanoura and possible surprise acts.

ACCAC events have been held in Finland already from 2013. International ACCAC events are planned to take place in Algeria, Egypt, South Korea, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal and Mongolia before 2019.

Event time: 19.8.2017 at 19.00, duration 2h 30min
Venue: Tapiola Hall, Espoo Cultural Centre
Address: Kulttuuriaukio 2, 02100 Espoo-Finland
Free and open for all
Please RSVP by 11 August 
http://bit.ly/accac_rsvp_en
Supporting the event: City of Espoo, Espoo Cultural Centre, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Korea, Ministry of Education and Culture Finland, Disability Arts & Culture Center (KR), Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Youth and Sports Egypt, ACCAC Finland, ACCAC Korea and ACCAC Egypt.
Photos: http://bit.ly/accac_espoo Percussionist Jeon Kyungho, photo: Noh Sunwoo

More information: Kirsi Mustalahti, +358-45-8557115, kirsi@accac.global, http://accac.global/


[Aamulehti] Kirsi Mustalahti working in the Arab countries says no to the veil: ”We can work together”

12.3.2017, FINLAND

Kirsi Mustalahti and President of ACCAC Egypt Mohamed A Kareem having a meeting in Aswan International Women Film Festival in a sunny terrace in front of the Nile river

News originally published in Finnish media Aamulehti on March 12, 2017. Read the original story: https://www.aamulehti.fi/ihmiset/arabimaissa-tyoskenteleva-kirsi-mustalahti-kieltaytyy-hunnusta-voimme-tyoskennella-yhdessa-24334389/

Kirsi Mustalahti working in the Arab countries says no to the veil: ”We can work together”

Culture and event manager Kirsi Mustalahti from Tampere-Finland is spreading the word of an international network ACCAC (Accessible Arts and Culture). Through art you can give everyone a chance to show their talent.


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