KAMA2: Estonian culture comes to Berlin

The Estonian cultural days, titled KAMA2, will take place in Berlin, the German capital, on 17-18 March. 

Organised by the Berlin Estonian Cultural Society and happening the second year in a row, the events enable people to get a taste of Estonian music, film and theatre over two days.

Indrek Taalmaa from Kammerteater, Tallinn, is going perform a one-man play, “Wearing blue plastic shoes”, based on the texts of leading Estonian writer, Andrus Kivirähk – who will be also present.

The literary highlights don’t stop there – poets Doris Kareva and Veronika Kivisilla will recite their texts and sing, while the pupils of the Estonian School in Berlin will have an opportunity to mingle with children’s writer Kairi Look.

The somewhat less compelling film programme – considering the recent success stories of Estonian full length movies – will see a screening of two short films, both released at the end of 2016: Ants Tammik’s documentary “A Fragile World” (“Habras maailm”) and Janno Jürgens’ “They Say Tomatoes Love Rock Music” (“Räägitakse, et tomatid armastavad rokkmuusikat”). Jürgens will also be present at the event.

The cultural days will culminate with two concerts, featuring singer-songwriter Liisi Koikson and the cello quartet C-JAM.

KAMA2 will take place at the ACUD Kunsthaus – a central location in the eastern part of the city that has provided independent art spaces since the fall of the Berlin Wall.


Cover: Liisi Koikson.

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Silver Tambur is the cofounder and Editor-in-Chief of Estonian World. He has previously studied journalism at the University of Tartu, and politics and society at the Birkbeck College, University of London. Silver has been the editor at the Estonian Public Broadcasting’s news service in English, as well as contributing for the Business Sense magazine in the UK, Deutsche Welle and Radio New Zealand. You can also follow him on Twitter and like his page on Facebook. You can write to Silver at silver@estonianworld.com.