A new verse in the Song Festival

  • 1999-07-08
  • Kairi Kurm
About every 10th Estonian took part in the 23rd Estonian Song Festival on July 3 and 4. Song festivals only come around every five years so few wanted to miss this.Every Song Festival must have a dance festival. When 7,000 dancers turned the stage into a map of Estonia the stage seemed almost as crowded and packed as the stadium's 11,000 seats, which were almost all filled.According to Anu Tali, one of the most popular composers in Estonia, there is a simple explanation why everyone did not attend, money. For some the answer is simpler, the folk tradition just is not for them."Who wants to ...
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