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OFFest: Estonian traditional music and Korean beats

Music | May 27, 2017, Saturday @ 18:01| 83 views

Illustration, Photo: MIA/PrintScreen

Estonian folk music and traditional Korean beats make up the third day of the 16th OFFest, an annual international world music festival taking place in Skopje.

The midnight slot is reserved for a DJ performance by Den Sorte Skole from Denmark.

Maarja Nuut is a fiddler and singer from Northern Estonia. Her music combines traditional dance tunes, songs, and stories with live electronics. Having studied classical violin, she is as much a traditional musician with a classical background, as she is a contemporary, classical composer, who gathers inspiration from Estonian traditional music. Her work is often compared to composers such as Arvo Pärt and Philip Glass.

Black String from South Korea focuses on improvisation as an important aspect of Korean traditional music and attempts to create a unique language through Asian intuition and musical idiom. The group was founded in 2011, collaborating with UK artists such as Tim Garland, John Turville, Asaf Sirkis and Gwilym Simcock. The band has performed at many world­-renowned festivals and venues.

The four­-day OFFest closes on Sunday evening.


Tags: OFFest, Estonian, traditional, Korea, Skopje, music, festival

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