In Estonian folklore, the fern flower blooms only once a year on the night of June 23rd. This mystical flower will bring luck, happiness and wealth to whoever might find it. Find out more with us on June 6th in Toronto at VEMU and 8th in Elora at the poetry and music night "Fernflower: The Estonian Language and Spirit through Words and Sounds."
Ensemble U: is a remarkable contemporary music ensemble from Estonia that works without a conductor to perform the works of both modern composers as well as experimental improvisations. And if that isn't cool enough, their performance includes a virtual reality component as well! Catch this exclusive immersive experience at Latitude 44 Toronto on Nov. 14th.
Fernflower (sõnajalaõis) was also voted the most Estonian word in 2019 when Estonian Public Broadcasting organized a campaign to celebrate the Year of the Estonian Language. Join us for the second show in Elora at Seedrioru children’s camp tomorrow at 7pm!
The talharpa is a four stringed bowed lyre that has been used in traditional folk music across Estonia and Scandinavia. With "a pinch of surrealism and modern folklore," @puuluupband are leading the talharpa revival! We can't wait to catch this duo at Estonian Music Week 2019. ⠀
Happy Midsummer from EMW! We hope you're all enjoying the longest days of the year with music, friends and maybe even a bonfire. ⠀
Happy Midsummer from EMW! We hope you're all enjoying the longest days of the year with music, friends and maybe even a bonfire. ⠀
The "regilaul" is a traditional call and response style chant or song that has existed in Estonia for centuries. These ancient songs are being preserved and given new life through many contemporary bands/musicians like @maarjanuut and @tradattack that weave these traditional words and stories into their music.⠀
Celebrating 150 years of song and dance in Estonia! This weekend begins the 150th anniversary and XXVII song festival in Tallinn, a jubilee celebration of Estonian music, dance and culture.
The accordion is a familiar instrument to many, and in Estonia, this traditional folk instrument is being celebrated! Some of our favourite folk musicians Tuulikki Bartosik @accordioness, Mari Kalkun @marikalkun and Toronto's own Tiina Kiik (who played at EMW 2018), really make this instrument sparkle!⠀
"The world rings together through song!" - lyrics by Estonia's @curlystringmusic whose songs truly have resonated here in Toronto and around the world! What's your favourite Curly Strings song? Comment below!

May 24th: 'In Estonian folklore, the fern flower blooms only once a year on the night of June 23rd. This mystical flower will bring luck, happiness and wealth to whoever might find it. Find out more with us on June 6th in Toronto at VEMU and 8th in Elora at the poetry and music night "Fernflower: The Estonian Language and Spirit through Words and Sounds."'

May 31st: "Ensemble U: is a remarkable contemporary music ensemble from Estonia that works without a conductor to perform the works of both modern composers as well as experimental improvisations. And if that isn't cool enough, their performance includes a virtual reality component as well! Catch this exclusive immersive experience at Latitude 44 Toronto on Nov. 14th."

June 7th: "Fernflower (sõnajalaõis) was also voted the most Estonian word in 2019 when Estonian Public Broadcasting organized a campaign to celebrate the Year of the Estonian Language. Join us for the second show in Elora at Seedrioru children’s camp tomorrow at 7pm!"

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