Café de Abejas & Friends!

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In the fall 2018, we have our own club at the fantastic Tenho Restobar, with our favourite guest bands and burlesque performers! Oh Sweethearts, this is going to be absolutely magical:  Each evening has a theme reflecting the guest performers’s style of music or choice of subject. We also play a special set that reflects the theme, and new songs are going to pop up by the end of the season. Grab your friends and come see our friends!

October 22 – Escapism and Wonder
music guest Mäkelä & Markus
burlesque by Sin D. Skye

November 20 – Eschatology and Rapture
music guest The Bikini Brothers
boylesque by Hasard le Sin

December 18 – *Theme to be announced*
music guest Detritus
burlesque by Armi Von Vep

Tenho Restobar
Helsinginkatu 15
Showtime 19-22 pm

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Souvenirs of Savoy

Sweethearts! Feast your eyes on these great pictures by Timo Kirves from our gig at Savoy-teatteri, co-starring burlesque sensation Armi Von Vep and featuring Josef Donner! Lights by Roy Boswell and Jere Kolehmainen, sounds (sadly inaudible for now) by Gabriel Herrero! Ah what a night to remember, thank you darlings for coming en masse, thank you for screaming and shouting and sobbing and supporting!

We are now retiring for a small songwriting pause for the summer, be sure to check back for concerts in August! Have a warm, wanton and wonderful summer, Sweethearts, we love you to bits!

– Your devoted dandies

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SAVOY 7.4.2017

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Sweethearts! Exactly one month to go until we take over the stage of Savoy Theatre!  Get you tickets from lippu.fi and tell us you’re coming at the Facebook event (in Finnish)!

Chanson cabaret band Café de Abejas returns to Savoy Theatre with a new show featuring burlesque artist Armi Von Vep. Music, burlesque, performance arts, storytelling and magic mix in an evening of decadence, romance and humour.

Finland’s only chanson-cabaret-dandy-band Café de Abejas was formed in 2011. Their witty, elegant songwriting evokes the spirit of Weimar-era cabaret. The band has released two albums, Mascot Moth (2013) and Is This Casablanca? (2015). At Savoy Theatre they’ll also perform new songs from the forthcoming third album.

Armi Von Vep
is a burlesque and performance artist, GoGo dancer, art model and midwife. Von Vep was the 1
st runner up of ‘Burlesque Entertainer of the Year’ competition in Berlin Burlesque Week 2016, and is returning this year to perform at the main gala.

Laura Reunanen – Vocals
J.W. Ralli – Guitar, vocals
Saara Viika – Cello
Ilari Launonen – Percussions
Armi Von Vep – Burlesque and performance art

Savoy Theatre, Kasarmikatu 46-48 HELSINKI
(Duration 2 hours incl. intermission)

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STILL IN YOUR SHADE 20.11.2016

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Still in your shade on kahden, ensinäkemältä varsin erilaisen yhtyeen yhteinen tutkimusmatka siihen, mikä musiikissa puhuttelee ja miten – ja ketä. Barokkiyhtye Detritus ja kabareebändi Café de Abejas kertovat yhdessä samaa tarinaa, kumpikin omalla musiikillisella kielellään sekä yhteistä kieltä etsien.

Työnimellä Biomassa kulkeva projekti haluaa herätellä yleisöä miettimään, mikä eri musiikkilajeissa puhuttelee ja kuinka paljon kuuntelemme silmillä. Saako toisen musiikilliselle reviirille mennä? Ohjaako musiikki tanssia vai päinvastoin? Muuttuuko kuulemamme sen mukaan mitä näemme? Uskomme, että valo ohjaa varjoa, mutta onko se niin?

Still in your shade leikkii ajatuksella varjostamisesta ja varjossa olosta: Kumpikin musiikkilaji – barokki ja kabaree – ovat valtavirran varjossa, ja esityksessä yhtyeet kertovat yhteistä tarinaa toisiaan valaisten ja varjostaen. Liikettä varjoihin luo tanssija Tero Hytönen.

Su 20.11.2016 klo 19
Topeliuksenkatu 16
Liput ovelta 10€ / 5€
Väliaikatarjoilu.
Tervetuloa!

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IN ENGLISH

Still in your shade combines Baroque music, modern cabaret and contemporary dance in a fresh mix of light and shade.
Detritus and Café de Abejas play the music of Thessier, Moulinie, Purcell and Café de Abejas. Dance by Tero Hytönen.

Sunday 20th November, 7 pm
Topeliuksenkatu 16, Helsinki

Tickets 10€ / 5€ from the door.
Welcome!

Facebook event

Detritus
Milla Mäkinen, laulu
Jannika Lahin, viulut
Martti Laivuori, gamba ja sello
Kaisamaija Uljas, barokkibanjot

Café de Abejas
Laura Reunanen, laulu
J. W. Ralli, kitara ja laulu
Saara Viika, sello
Ilari Launonen, perkussiot

Tero Hytönen, tanssi

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Baroque Blushing

We had the most wonderful photoshoot and practice yesterday with the marvelous people of Detritus! There was a LOT of blush involved, but hey – what could be a better way to start a new project than by stroking each other’s faces gently? STILL IN OUR SHADE, our collaboration with these amazing Baroque musicians and dancer Tero Hytönen is to take place in Helsinki on November 20, 2016, so save the date, Sweethearts!

Pictures by Juha Reunanen.

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Thank you, Napuefest!

Thank you, Napuefest, thank you Isokyrö! What a beautiful event, what a beautiful weather, what a beautiful audience, we had such a good time performing! A big thank you to the organisation and all the bands, The Valkyrians got us dancing so wild Laura’s shoes were completely shattered. Overwhelmed and overjoyed! We’re going to have a small practice break, but already in September and October we’re going to have several shows with the entire dandy band AND the fabulous Armi Von Vep, so keep your eyes peeled and follow our social media!

So much LOVE,

Jere, Laura & Ilari

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Songwriting summer

“We speak shade to shade, and “never” is our name…”

If we’ve been silent, it’s because we’ve been writing new songs, smoking plenty of cigarettes, reading, reading and rereading and enjoying the morning light that only insomnia can grant to the night owls that we are.

Always in our hearts, Sweethearts!

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