Estonian folk music to be presented in Washington, DC

As part of the centennial celebrations of Estonia, the country’s folk music is to be presented at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

The concert, called “Tonality of Culture”, brings together Estonian folk music with contemporary art and dance, the curator of the event, the New York-based Estonian artist Valev Laube said in a statement.

The concert is to take place on 3 May and it celebrates “Estonia’s freedom of expression and cultural celebration by performing folk tunes from the 19th and 20th century, as well as more recent folk-inspired instrumental music”.

“In cooperation with an Estonian dancer and choreographer Diina Tamm, old folk tunes will find a new life through contemporary dance, music and video installations,” the curator said.

The show is put together by five artists – Laube (violin, video art), Diina Tamm (dance, choreography), Evan Basta (viola), Reid Zuckerman (guitar) and James Koroni (dance).

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Cover image courtesy of “Tonality of Culture”.

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