● Festival Orient presents: May 23th − June 9th, Tallinn and Põlva. Artists from Japan, Turkey, Siberia, Tyva. Guttural overtonal singing, shamanistic rituals, whirling Sufi dervishes, traditional songs, folk instruments, attractive costumes… Tickets available at Piletilevi.
The first ever concentrated show of oriental music in Estonia, a tradition going back to the year 1992, has brought the most authentic performers from India, Siberia, Middle East, Central Asia, Far East, and South East Asia. It is certainly a leading musical event in the Baltic States where music lovers can enjoy performers like Hariprasad Chaurasia, ensemble Kodō, Ravi Shankar, Anoushka Shankar, Jivan Gasparyan, ensemble Huun-Huur-Tu, Alim Qasimov, Burhan Öçal, Sevara Nazarkhan, Gyuto and Gyume Buddhist monks, Wu Man, etc. Keep a close eye on our website and advertising – the show goes on.
• Thu, May 23rd at 7 pm, the Glass Hall of Tallinn Song Festival Ground Sold out!
• Fri, May 24th at 7 pm, Põlva Culture Centre, Estonia
THE NATIONAL ORCHESTRA AND GUTTURAL SINGING CHOIR OF TYVA
Live broadcasting and recording by Estonian Public Broadcasting and Klassikaraadio (Classic Radio)
Dyrgen chugaa, Tyvan recitations, Tyvan National Orchestra and Guttural Singing Choir, MP3, 320 Kbps, 2 min 28 sec
Sygyt and khoomei, Tyvan National Orchestra and Guttural Singing Choir, MP3, 320 Kbps, fragment, 4 min 5 sec
Suzugleldig Bailak Tsurtum , Tyvan National Orchestra and Guttural Singing Choir, MP3, 320 Kbps, 2 min 29 sec
• Sat, May 25th at 7 pm, TAO Centre, Rotermann City, Tallinn
ALGYSH (SHAMANISTIC SONGS) − RITUAL SONGS OF TUVAN SHAMANS ACCOMPANIED BY NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS − SHAMAN PRACTICES
• Sun, May 26th at 7 pm, TAO Centre, Rotermann City, Tallinn
RITUAL DANCES ACCOMPANIED BY SHAMAN DRUM − SHAMAN PRACTICES
• Mon, May 27th at 7 pm, TAO Centre, Rotermann City, Tallinn Sold out!
SHAMANISTIC PRACTICES: WOLF’S AND BREAR’S BREATHINGS
All the shamanistic practices are aimed at purifying and balancing living beings − under the circumstances, humans. Each and every one can attend the classes as the practices can be applied in everyday life. After the seminar personal amulets and incantations are prepared and blessed as well as power transmissions given.
• Wed, May 29th at 7 pm, Vaba Lava, the Telliskivi Creative City, Tallinn Sold out!
SIBERIAN SHAMANISTIC RITES
Shii-oglu Adygzhy − a shaman of celestial origin from the ancient clan “Nine kurgans”
Cherlik “Wild” Oyun − a shaman of celestial origin, the grandson of legendary Tyvan shaman Cherlik Kam from the Kings’ Valley
• Thu, May 30th at 7 pm, Alexela Concert House, Tallinn / Estonia
WHIRLING DERVISHES (Turkey)
Istanbul Historical Turkish Music Esnemble: Soydan Babayiğit (percussion), Mehmet Salih Sırmaçekiç (percussion), Mustafa Tabak (kanun-zither), İsmail Hakkı Fencioğlu (ud-lute), Bülent Özbek (ney-flute), Murat Taştekin (vocal), Haluk Luş (dance), Taner Aşıkömer (dance), Süleyman Veliyeddin Yılmaz (dance), Adem Demirel (dance), Muharrem Burak Ecevit (dance), Sebahattin Harma (dance)
The ensemble, which was started in 1991, has been founded to present the original style and performance characteristics of the Classical Turkish Music especially the Sufi music (Tasavvuf) and military music (Mehter), which are of the outstanding values of our culture, and to make observations on this area. The ensembles, following this goal, first establish the community of the artists and the other equipment, repertory studies and style performances, now they perform to the audience by giving concerts. The ensemble, formed of two basic parts, Sufi Tasavvuf and military Mehter, has been performing the new songs as well as the high qualified classical songs which had been performed in the military sections Mehterhane, which was abolished in 1826 with Yeniçeri Ocagi and in the dervish lodges Tekke which was closed in 1925. Also the military part Mehter can be seen with the historical uniforms, special standarts such as tuğ and Sancak, which are identical to the origin. The Ministry of Culture Istanbul Historical Music Ensemble continues their studies and researches knowing the importance of the historical values of our ancient music, which will help our nation to fulfill the goal of reaching a contemporary status. The ensemble also works on performing our ancient music to present with a view of all the universal dimensions to our art lovers and to entrust this music to the new generations. The ensemble performs the Sufi music, the other kinds of classical Turkish music and the military music at hundreds of concerts in Turkey and abroad successfully.
● Sat, June 8th at 7 pm, Põlva Culture Centre, Southern-Estonia
● Sun, June 9th at 6 pm, Tallinn Town Hall Sold out!
CHERRY BLOSSOM SNOW
Ensemble Sakura Komachi (Japan)
Recording by Estonian Public Broadcasting and Klassikaraadio (Classic Radio)
Rin Nakashima (koto-zither), Mai Kamiya (koto-zither), Yuki Matsioka (shakuhachi-flute), Hitomi Nakamura (vocal, Tsugaru shamisen-lute), Hikari Imaizumi (wadaiko-drums), Shingo Shoji (director)
Peeter Vähi − artistic director
Tiina Jokinen − management director
Kaur Garšnek − liner notes, festival booklet
Kadri Kiis − accountant
Olavi Sööt − logistics
Mart Kivisild − design
Johannes Vähi − webcast / live streaming
Marje Hansar − social media marketing
Tarmo Tuvike − marketing, PR
See also: Festival Orient, Orient presents in 2018, Orient 2017, Orient 2015, Orient 2013, Orient 2011, Orient presents in 2010, Orient 2009, Orient presents in 2008, Orient 2007, Orient presents in 2006, Orient 2005, Festival archives Orient in Palmyra (Voices from the Stars Above the Desert), The Path to the Heart of Asia (CD recorded with featuring musicians of Orient 1992)
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Special thanks: Toyota, Turkish Embassy in Tallinn, Embassy of Japan in Tallinn, HE Hayriye Kumaşcıoğlu, Hideo Shinozuka, Made Leene Truu, Riina Celik, Eerika Mark, Tallinn Song Festival Ground