Records available

CD canto:). Hortus Musicus

DVD In the Mystical Land of Kaydara. Peeter Vähi

DVD Coppélia. A ballet by Léo Delibes

CD-series Great Maestros. Beethoven, Brahms. Kalle Randalu, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi

CD Quarter of a Century with Friends. Arsis, Rémi Boucher, Oliver Kuusik, Rauno Elp

Super Audio CD Maria Magdalena. Sevara Nazarkhan, Riga Dom Cathedral Boys Choir, State Choir Latvija, Latvian National Symphony Orchestra

CD Jerusalem. Hortus Musicus

LP Contra aut pro? Toomas Velmet, Neeme Järvi, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Arvo Pärt

CD The Soul of Fire. Age Juurikas


Festival ORIENT
Conference of Ethnology:
Asian and African cultures

May 25th Kadriorg Palace
Patron of the conference −
Dr. Ingrid Rüütel,
the First Lady of Estonia 2001−2006

        Concerts in Tallinn        Peking Opera        Workshops

Bazar         Orient Flavours         Other



12 (noon) − 1 pm Opening of the festival and registration of conference delegates

1–1.30 pm “Ancient Empires of Africa” − Tiina Jokinen (Estonia)

1.40–2.20 pm “Great Zimbabwe and Shona People’s Culture and Traditions” − Peter Phiri (Zimbabwe)

2.30–3.30 pm “The Taarab Song Tradition as part of Taarab Music in Zanzibar”

Prof Mitchel Strumpf (Zanzibar / Tanzania), Samir Ally Salim (vocal, quanun / Zanzibar / Tanzania)

3.40–4.20 pm “Khakassian Culture and Traditional Music” − Kuchen Ayharkh Sayn (Khakassia)

4.30–5.30 pm “Tibetan Buddhist musical instruments” − Lama Sangyas (Ladakh / India)

6.30 pm First screening of concert film The Way Home at cinema Artis (Solaris Centre, Estonia Avenue 9), followed by reception and afterparty at the Latvian embassy

More info about the conference and the film: Planet Hugill − A world of classical music

See also: Festival Orient, 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)

Additional info: Wikipedia in English and Estonian

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Special thanks: EAS, Alar Metsson, Taipei Mission in the Republic of Latvia, HE Gary K. Y. Ko, Gustavo Chu, Eesti Kontsert, Madis Kolk, Urmas Paet, Peter Phiri, Valdo Helmelaid, Hedi Palipea, Meliisa Marianne Palipea

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