Afrotysonia is an afropop and -jazz trio based in Helsinki. It’s music is strongly influenced by the West African kora and popular music, but in the groovy mix you can also hear Nordic folk music, jazz and Caribbean rhythms.
Sonja Korkman, vocals
Aino Kurki, kantele and back vocals
Macoumba Ndiaye, percussion and back vocals
The group started out as a voice and kantele duo in 2013 and became a trio in 2015. They released their first album in march 2017.
Afrotysonia is also the name of a small flower with soft spikes, whose roots dig deep into the African soil.