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Estonia 100 special:
“The Path of Joy”
Friday November 10
Estonian National Museum, Theatre Hall, B entrance
Muuseumi tee 2, Tartu
12€ / 8.09 – 8.10
15€ / 9.10 – 10.11
IDeeJazz is glad to present an Estonia100 special project put together specially for the festival: “The Path of Joy”.
“The Path of Joy” depicts the progression of Estonia in the course of one hundred years – and, in fact, across history more generally – by emphasising that throughout many difficult circumstances, Estonians have always been also accompanied by a feeling of joy. It is the joy of life, of sun, forests, land and loved ones; of one’s own language and culture and now, for a century, of one’s own state.
Led by Raun Juurikas, master of acoustic worlds, the project brings into focus songs by Estonian composers from various eras filled with warmth and joy, revealing the sunny side of the domestic musical culture. The band includes our beloved singer Liisi Koikson, mellow guitar virtuoso Andre Maaker, skilful double bass player Peedu Kass and outstanding young percussionist Martin Petermann. The songs have been wittily arranged with a pleasant touch of jazz by the keyboard and electronic music wizard Raun Juurikas.
The smooth, clear and powerful voice of Liisi Koikson has featured in song festivals, films, musicals and concert halls. Her primordially feminine or even primordially Estonian sense of music never leaves one unaffected. Whatever the genre, her sounds reach into the deepest layers of human soul, soothing it and filling it with the joy of life.
IDeeJazz thanks the Estonia100 committee for its support, and we invite all the people of Estonia and our foreign guests to rejoice together over the spectacular and significant jubilee of Estonia!
Liisi Koikson – vocal
Raun Juurikas – keyboards and electronics
Andre Maaker – guitars
Peedu Kass – double bass
Martin Petermann – drums and percussion
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