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Collective ear candy: 150th singing festival in Estonia

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Estonian singers in Kandern, Germany

ADVERTISING RING (PR Association) Kandern CELEBRATES 25th “STÄDTLITAG” (town day)

Estonian singers as guests in Kandern (town near Baden-Baden, Southwest Germany)

The advertising ring has won the men’s choir Tallinn University of Technology for the weekend of 4 and 5 June takes place for the 25th time big event.

Singing has a very great importance in the small Baltic state Estonia. Now the “Kanderner Werbering” takes advantage of it for its anniversary Städtlitag advantage. The advertising ring has won the men’s choir Tallinn University of Technology for the weekend of 4 and 5 June for the 25th time big event. The choir ends its Europe tour with stations likeLondon and Vienna in the pottery town (which is Kandern). The preparation of the event was also the focus of the annual meeting of the advertising ring members. …

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Estnische Kulturtage in Berlin 2016

Der Berliner Estnische Kulturverein wird am 12. März ein Jahr alt. Anlässlich des 1. Geburtstages finden die Estnischen Kulturtage in Berlin statt. … 15. bis 16. April 2016


Translation: The Berlin Estonian Cultural Association becomes one year old on 12 March. On the occasion of the 1st anniversary the Estonian Culture Days will be held in Berlin.

The Culture Days will be held from 15th-16th April 2016.


ACUDkunsthaus studio, Veterans Straße 21, 10119, Berlin

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Festival – Sound of the North – Willibrordi Cathedral Wesel – 12th and 13th Sept. 2015

Wesel, Germany: Willibrordi Dom | On Saturday, Sept. 12, and on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, the cultural network of “Glory Diersfordt Wesel eV” organizes in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Estonia in the framework of Wesel Cathedral music with the choirmaster Ansgar Schlei under the title “Sound of the North” two exceptional concerts in the Willibrordi Cathedral Wesel. The occasion is the 80th birthday of the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt (11/9/1935). He is regarded as one of the greatest living composers of new music and the 150th anniversary of Jean Sibelius.

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Lüneburg celebrates in Estonia

Viljand, Estonia. Photo by nh/LZ

Lüneburg, the German city, will celebrate in Estonia.

At the 35th International Hanseatic Days, which will be held from 4th June until 7th June in the South-Estonian town of Viljandi, also a delegation of the German city Lüneburg  will participate. Under the leadership of Mayor Ulrich Mädge a six-member Council delegation will travel to Viljandi. In addition to the administrative head of the delegation Petra Güntner for the SPD, Renate Rudolph for the CDU, Susanne Neuhaus for the Greens, will go; Daniel Bruges for the Pirates and Jens Kiesel for pensioners / FDP. In addition, a representative of the new museum and theater will travel, aplus five citizens who will look after the Lüneburg booth at the hanseatic market, the press office of the city informs. Lüneburg is known to be a partner city with Tartu in Estonia.

The lifestyle of the Hanseatic period will infuse the quiet, small town in southern Estonia for four days: Viljandi will become the center of the world of medieval merchants. Visitors from all over Europe will offer a magnificent cultural program of music and dance that takes place on an outdoor stage. In the center, the representations of the Hanseatic towns will build their own booths on a Hanse market and present their respective regions and their specialties. The motto of the International Hansa – “here to be creative” . is cordially inviting the guests to join activily in the celebration.

Viljandi, formerly located Fellin, lies 160 kilometers south of the Estonian capital Tallinn. She has city rights since 1283, and now 18,000 residents. The city is dominated by the rich history, especially the ruins of the medieval fortress is a favorite of locals and visitors. Another attraction is of Lake Viljandi.


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Greip – Vihma Loits;

David Simpson, Creative Consultant and Visual FX,
Lyrics: Tule, tule, õllele, tuulekõnõ, õlle, vii vihma, õllele, Venemaale, õlle, aja huugu, õllele, Harjumaale, õlle, tõuka vihma, õllele, Turjamaale, õlle, saada sagar, õllele, Sõrvemaale, õlle! Näide põllu, õllele, põdemassa, õlle; näide nurme, õllele, närtsimassa, õlle, hainamaada, õllele, hallitamas, õlle. Mine, vihma, õllele, vihu neidä, õlle, mine, huugu, õllele, uha neidä, õlle, nemä musta, õllele, muide siäs, õlle, tõrvaskandu, õllele, tõiste siäs, õlle!

A cappella ansambli Greip esimene muusikavideo filmiti üles 2011. aasta suvel Pärnumaal, Audru ja Koonga vallas kauni loodusega paikades.
Lõpptulemus valmis Inglismaal video režissööri, City College Norwitchi kolledži filmi ja meedia eriala lõpetanud, Teele Killingu käe all.
Helirežisöör – Madis Isand
Vihma Loits – rahvaluule (Rõngu v), viis- Kairi Leivo, seadnud Fred Rõigas/GREIP
Osades: Ansambel Greip & Triin Veli.
“Vihma Loitsu” leiab heliteosena ka ansambli debüütalbumilt “Üks Viis”.