The most awarded artist in the history of Funky Awards (incl. Song & Hip Hop Album of the Year 2015), and perhaps the most talented Finnish rap-lyricist, Asa is a modern day musical icon for many. In his ambiguous and poetic lyrics Asa handles topics such as mental growth and nature with an ingenious and mature approach instead of ego tripping or blustering, catching fans also outside of hip hop circles. Asa will be performing with a live band consisting of musicians he has been playing with in various projects during the years. Together they will perform a well-selected set of classics as well as unreleased material and songs from Asa’s legendary Love-album from last year. Don’t miss the legend.

Asa – vocals | Rasmus Pailos – guitar | Ville Väätäinen – drums | Antti Kivimäki – bass | Matti Pitkänen – violin and mandolin | DJ Polarsoul – MPC and turntables

“This is not mono. This is not stereo. This is for folks who have more than two ears”
– Lee “Scratch” Perry

22nd Funky Elephant Festival 7.–9.4.2016