Villa Karo


She arived safely in Grand-Popo under a non protocol escort of Alphonse. Already enjoying the atmosphere and hospitality of her future co-workers for the next six months, Emilia Rüf immediately digested a clear and fraternal message of her collaborators, Staff introduction followed the next day under the famous akasia trees. Emilia took note and observed with attention during the meeting that took two hours. It’s no need asking her about the number of friends she made already in two weeks.…

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Change in deadline for applying for a scholarship / muutos stipendin hakuajassa

Artists, researchers, teachers, journalists, cultural workers! The deadline for applying for a scholarship for next spring  in Villa Karo has been postponed this year to September 15. Wanna go to Africa?

Taiteilijat, tutkijat, opettajat, toimittajat, kulttuurialan ihmiset! Villa Karon ensi kevään stipendin hakuaikaa on tänä vuonna pidennetty. Viimeinen hakupäivä on 15. syyskuuta 2011. Haluatko Afrikkaan?

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6296 Kilometers up North

Being in Finland doesn’t necessarily mean being so far away from Villa Karo, Grand-Popo and Benin. This was noticed again yesterday, when Helsingin Juhlaviikkoklubi was filled with people who came to listen Beninese musician Alpha Omega singing and playing djembes and balafon. Familiar African rhythms and songs filled the club of the National Theater and in the end people were dancing as if they were in the coast of Golfe de Guinée, sand in their feet and warm wind blowing …

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September Dream

Creative ideas animated by shear determination are the only path to courageously accept whatever comes your way via Nature. It’s not easy to convince your entourage to accept the reality of life. Significant, positive consequences resulting from exchange of opinions could lead to a wide range of opportunities full of great value to human race.  Bright future does not depend on running around like hell to amass wealth but the capacity to live and share ideas with others thus creating …

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