"I don't sing just to sing" - workshop, bestowal, music

20.9.2023 16:00

Helsinki Central Library Oodi

Children's arena, 3rd floor


Art workshop for children, music and immersive conversation

WEDNESDAY 20.9 4-7 pm Oodi, 3rd floor. Children's area.

Free entrance.

Event for the whole family.


  • 4-6pm - Children for Global Peace and Hospitality: A plurilingual non-stop workshop lead by Sanna Pelliccioni and Mariana Sánchez Núñez
  • 5-6.30pm: - Kerro minulle Antonio: immersive conversation for children, young people and everybody
  • 6.30-7pm: "En laulaakseni vain laula..."/ "Yo no canto por cantar..." (Víctor Jara)


Musicians: Rodrigo Rodríguez(CL) and Mikko Nousiainen (FI)

"I Don't Sing Just To Sing" (Víctor Jara) offers for all families an art workshop for children, music and an immersive conversation about the recently published illustrated picture book "Kerro minulle, Antonio", by Sanna Pelliccioni (S&S, 2023). A fiction book, recommended for children ages 6+, about the first refugees in Finland: the Chilean families.

Participants in the debate: Professor Alfonso Padilla, on whom the book is inspired, Anna Sidorova, translator, member of IBBY-Finland, and TAIKE Arts Advisor, the researcher and expert in Finnish Children’s Literature, Mia Österlund, and Sanna Pelliccioni. Moderated by Javiera Marchand Aedo.

The musicians Rodrigo Rodríguez and Mikko Nousianen will end this event with music to sing together.

The event will be the first children's event of the "Chile50" program (www.chile50.fi) a larger commemoration in Finland.

“Yo no canto por cantar” is a Kulttuurikeskus Ninho ry production for Kolibrí Festivaali and Chile50 in cooperation with Vuotalo. Funded by: TAIKE, Helsinki City, Svenska Kulturefonden.

It is one of the many activities you will find in the programme of Kolibrí Festivaali, a free multicultural arts festival held in Helsinki, Vantaa and Espoo during the month of September. In its 12th edition, the central theme of the festival will be "The Art of Hospitality". Discover the full programme from 22 August 2023 at www.kolibrifestivaali.org.