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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”.

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Vägilased – Linnamäng (2010) 3CD:…

Vägilased Viljandi Pärimusmuusika Festivalil 2010
Pärimusmuusika Aidas 23. juuli 2010

Meelika Hainsoo – vocal, violin
Cätlin Jaago – vocal, jew’s harp, flute, bagpipe
Tiit Kikas – el. violin
Jan Viileberg – guitar
Martin Tärn – bass
Reigo Ahven – drums

The band VÄGILASED (The Mighties) first came together in 2000. Those young, college-trained musicians – graduates from Viljandi Culture Academy – come from diverse backgrounds, their artistry encompassing traditional music, jazz, rock, pop and other forms of expression with apparent ease.

VÄGILASED has a unique sound: their music is based on Estonian traditional music – they play regi-songs, playsongs and older instumental music with arrangements that pass through different genres, blending traditional melodies and rhythms with modern harmonies and styles; merging human voice tones, natural instruments and contemporary soundwaves in which easiness and difficulties, happiness and sadness, new and old way of thinking are mixed.

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“Unusual Glance at Estonia”

Foreground right: Susanne Jung. — Photo by Anika Meyer, Saarbruecker Zeitung.

Not all of you perhaps may know that there is a small state in Germany, just at the border to France, south of Luxembourg, which is called “Saarland” – Land of the Saar, with reference to the river Saar which runs through this little province.

“Saarbruecker Zeitung”, the main daily, published an article about members of the photo club in Freisen, Saarland, who are exhibiting impressions of their last trip to the Baltic states.

The article however shows only one photo of the exhibition. I may try to find more.

The article mentions pictures of “fairylike little castles, churches all over dressed in gold, rustic estates. Also landscapes: forests, coats, and moors.” … “A kind of drugstore street kiosk full with colourful products up to the very last square centimetre.”

“Great interest among the quite numerous Vernissage visitors the photos of Susanne Jung aroused: Setu-women. Strong dancers of the Setu clan in their traditionallal embroidered tunics and with weighty neck jewelery which crosses the chest. By help of digital processing Jung has set the photos up against a dark background with light on the scene and overlaid with structures so that the impression of a painting is created. “Their pride has impressed me! And their faces. Nothing styled, nothing artificial.” …