Harlem gospel singer Anthony Morgan talks about his upcoming European tour.

IT HAS been over 20 years since Anthony Morgan first performed in Europe. Now, the New York native gospel singer is back, along with Harlem Spirit of Gospel, for a series of concerts that will bring him from Finland – where he will perform for the first time ever – and the Nordic Countries to Southern Italy. His tour touches down at Helsinki’s Savoy Theatre on 8 December.

HUGELY successful Brit act Depeche Mode is returning to Finland, playing Hartwall Areena on Sunday 15 December.

At the forefront of musical innovation for the past 25 years, the trio of Dave Gahan, Martin Gore and Andy Fletcher have successfully incorporated elements of electronica and glam rock into their sound over the years.

Not to be totally eclipsed by Tampere and its burly November jazz festival, Helsinki sees nearly a week of concerts promoted by the Wejazz collective during mid December.

The first solo exhibition to be staged in Finland of renowned Danish artist Jeppe Hein’s work is currently on offer at Helsinki’s Amos Anderson Art Museum. Recipient of this year Ars Fennica Prize, Hein offers There Are No Ordinary Moments to the public, a series that utilises a wide range of watercolours, sculptures and installations.

DRAWING on sounds from five continents, the annual Tampere Jazz Happening offers a swag of goings-on between 31 October and 3 November.

Held for the 32nd occasion, the various jazzy sounds range from pop jazz to a more experimental avant-garde, with fresh sounds, jazz legends and four world premieres tossed in for good measure.