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Gallery: More than 10,000 dancers participate in Estonian Dance Celebration 2019

The 20th Estonian Dance Celebration took place last week in a double celebration alongside the Song Celebration; Estonian World spoke with the Dance Celebration’s artistic director, Vaike Rajaste, about her experience directing more than 10,000 dancers.   The artistic director said she was pleased with how the three performances had turned …

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Meet the Estonian expat and foreign choirs performing at the Song Celebration

The Estonian Song and Dance Celebration, celebrating the 150th jubilee this year, welcomes not only Estonian choirs – dozens of dance groups and choirs from all around the globe are also participating; Estonian World contacted several of them to find out why the celebration was special. From 4-7 July, tens …

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Voces Musicales releases an album of American and Estonian choral music

Voces Musicales, an Estonian chamber choir, has collaborated with conductor David Puderbaugh and released an album of contemporary pearls of American and Estonian choral music through a US record label, MSR Classics. The new album, “A Black Birch in Winter”, brings together choral songs by young Estonian and American composers, …

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The Estonian culture festival, ESTO 2019, kicks off in Finland

ESTO 2019, the XII Global Estonian Cultural Days, will start with a youth seminar and an opening concert in Helsinki, the Finnish capital, on 28 June. ESTO 2019 is the XII global Estonian cultural festival. Originally started in 1972 by the Estonian expats abroad – most of whom were refugees …

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An appeal from the founders of Estonian World – help us to fund our culture sections

Estonian World recently applied for a small state support for its non-profit cultural sections, but the modest request of €4,500 was turned down – despite the fact that three Estonian founders have out of pure sense of mission invested time and money worth of hundreds of thousands of euros over …

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Pictures: Arvo Pärt and Sting enjoy each other’s company in Estonia

Sting, an English rock music legend currently on a concert tour that took him also to Tallinn, visited Estonian composer Arvo Pärt at the maestro’s namesake cultural centre; the two artists clearly enjoyed each other’s company. “Today, a warm-hearted meeting took place between Arvo Pärt and Sting, who will perform …

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The Gothamites by Eno Raud book cover

The Gothamites, an iconic Estonian children’s book, is published in English

The Gothamites, a book by the most celebrated Estonian children’s author, Eno Raud, is now translated and available in English; the release date is 11 July 2019. The beloved children’s book, The Gothamites, tells the story about people who decide to become stupid. Ironically, the Gothamites start out really smart …

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The Masters of Our Own Homes travelling exhibition at Daley Plaza in Chicago. The Chicago Picasso, an untitled monumental sculpture by Pablo Picasso, is in the background. Photo by Sten Hankewitz.

Gallery: Estonia’s travelling exhibition visits Chicago

Estonia’s travelling exhibition, Masters of Our Own Homes: Estonia at 100, opened in Chicago on 1 June at Daley plaza in front of the city hall. The exhibition present Estonia, its innovative movements and solutions through the themes of history, culture, Estonians and innovation. The exhibition offers “both moments of …

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Gallery: The Estonian Song and Dance Celebration flame lit in Tartu

Estonia’s cherished Song and Dance Celebration that in 2019 celebrates its 150th anniversary, will take place from 4-7 July; the relay of the symbolic flame of the massive event got its start in the country’s second largest town, Tartu, on 1 June. The relay of the flame of the XXVII …

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