Maarja Nuut is a fiddler and singer from Northern Estonia. Her music combines traditional dance tunes, songs, and stories with live electronics to create an intricate layered soundscape in a space where minimalism and experimental music meet the village musical traditions of pre-war Europe.
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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.
Defrage advertises in Limburg
Estonian rock musicians as a CD vendors
05/02/2015 / Nassauische Neue Presse / Germany
If bands want to make themselves known, they go on tour and sell CDs and T-shirtsafter their concerts. But there is another way: The members of the Estonian rock band “Defrage” promoted yesterday in person at the pedestrian zone to new fans.
Photo: From Estonia to Limburg: Manager Alo Puusepp, singer Kari Lindemann and Promoterin Lisette Koster CD of her band “Defrage” present in the pedestrian zone. Photo: Koenig
“Do you speak English?” This question was heard yesterday in the pedestrian zone very often. Because members and supporters of the rock band “Defrage” from the Estonian port city Pärnu sold CDs of their band. This did not happen on a firm booth/stand, but the team of six people spoke directly to the passer-bys.
“The people of Limburg are friendly,” Lisette Koester (19) summarizes her experience in the cathedral city. Because sometimes the reactions of passers fall out less gracious. “We do everything ourselves, have no sponsors or record label,” she says. Finally, the production of the latest album amounted to costs of EUR 13 000. Three cities were approached per day. Everyone on the team has to sell six CDs, then they will go to the next town. In the evening the group wanted to go to Cologne. … Read more (in German) at http://www.nnp.de/lokales/limburg_und_umgebung/Estnische-Rockmusiker-als-CD-Verkaeufer;art680,1247695