Festival Maailmaküla Tallinn, World Village Festival
MAAILMAKÜLA will give the audience a chance to listen to the music of the future from the past millennia. Although a human’s old-time dream has been to stop the time, it is still not possible to fight the laws of nature. Culture is not a museum exhibit that crystallised in 1829 and is reflected to use from that time, unchanged. As our ancient songs reached here from behind the Urals, the songs will keep on moving – by means of wires, stages and tour buses. They develop and change – they live.
This is the art that MAAILMAKÜLA tries to filter out, attempting to give you an overview of the most interesting ones. The music that has roots, impetus and passion. The music that makes you want to move to it and which makes your eyes shine. To think along and to experience, if you feel like it. This is not a folk music festival, although you do hear folk music there. Real music. Party.
The first Maailmaküla festival took place in the ruins of Pirita convent in summer 2006. The arrangements of Veljo Tormis’ music by Metsatöll and the Estonian National Male Choir, the crazy Indian brass orchestra, Kongo pop veterans, an energetic salsa band from Cuba – this is a party that many remember even today. We wandered in Tartu for two years, offering the audience the crème of Georgian virtuosos, the synergy of Portugal and North Africa, the fashion shows by Reet Aus and many other things. Now we are back where everything once started. Wiser, bigger and more mature.
EMIR KUSTURICA & THE NO SMOKING ORCHESTRA (Serbia), SIERRA LEONE REFUGEE ALL-STARS (Sierra Leone), SEVARA NAZARKHAN (Uzbekistan), METSATÖLL and ESTONIAN NATIONAL MALE CHOIR, QUIQUE NEIRA (Chile), NORDIC SOUNDS 4 (Villu Veski, Tiit Kalluste, etc.), JOHANSONID, OORT, MARI KALKUN & PASTACAS, TUULE KANN & JAAK SOOÄÄR, TSIBIHÄRBLASEQ, SINIMANISEELE and many, many others.
16–19 JUNE 2010
The ruins of Pirita Convent, Tallinn
FESTIVAL PASS (4 days)