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Estonian communities around the world celebrate Estonia’s centennial with music, dance and festivities

Estonians will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Estonia’s independence with dozens of events from Helsinki to Singapore, with more than thirty Estonian communities involved. In Canada, around a thousand Estonians will gather for the festive flag raising at Nathan Phillips Square in downtown Toronto. In addition, the events in Canada …

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“November” cinematography awarded in the US

Mart Taniel has received the American Society of Cinematographers’ Spotlight Award for his work as the cinematographer of the Estonian movie, “November”. The award is one of the highest honours given out by the members the American Society of Cinematographers. The award was given to Taniel by cinematographer and the …

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Narva is aiming to become the European capital of culture in 2024

Narva is next – at least that’s what the organisers of the city’s bid to host the European capital of culture in 2024 think. Last week, Estonian president Kersti Kaljulaid travelled by train to Estonia’s eastern border town to attend the launch ceremony bid for Narva to become a European …

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The Estonian National Symphony Orchestra to perform in Georgia and Armenia

The Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and its honorary principal conductor, Neeme Järvi, are to perform in the capital of Armenia, Yerevan; in the capital of Georgia, Tbilisi; and in the Georgian town of Batumi by the Black Sea as part of the Estonia’s centennial celebrations. The performances are given to …

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A photo website to celebrate Estonia’s centennial

A new photo collection website has been launched to celebrate Estonia’s centennial where all Estonians and the country’s e-residents are invited to upload their portraits to create an invitation to the world to visit Estonia. The organisers of the project have created a special photo collection portal where people can …

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A picture of Estonian winter praised in the Outdoor Photographer of the Year competition

An image of the winter scenery in Prandi Springs in Estonia has been commended by the Outdoor Photographer of the Year competition, a prestigious international photography contest. A picture taken by Jaak Sarv in Prandi Springs, Järva county in Estonia, was “highly commended” by the international photography competition. The competition, …

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The Rudolstadt Festival in Germany to feature Estonian music and art

Estonian artists, including Maarja Nuut and Mari Kalkun, are to perform at the largest folk and world music festival in Germany – the Rudolstadt Festival. The small town of Rudolstadt in Thuringia – a federal state that is also known as “the green heart of Germany” – has become the “German Woodstock of …

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Arvo Pärt is the world’s most performed living composer seventh year running

The Estonian composer, Arvo Pärt, has, for the seventh year in a row, been given the title of the “world’s most performed living composer” by the classical music event database, Bachtrack. “We always keep an eye on contemporary performance, where the composer with the most performed works has been Arvo Pärt …

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An exhibition in the US celebrates Estonia’s renaissance artist Michel Sittow

A new exhibition opened at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, is to celebrate Michel Sittow, an Estonian master of the early Netherlandish art. Considered Estonia’s greatest renaissance artist, Sittow (c. 1469–1525) was sought after by the renowned European courts of his day, including those of King Ferdinand …

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