Voodoo to dance to.
WHAT do you think of when you hear the word “voodoo”? Images of pin-saturated dolls and headless chickens come to mind for some, whereas myriad rhythmic possibilities emerge for others. For Helsinki-based guitarist Janne Halonen, drummer Juha Räsänen and bass player Sampo Riskilä, it was definitely the latter. And so, in January 2012 they travelled to Villa Karo, the Finnish-African Cultural Exchange centre in Benin, on a scholarship.