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The Tormis Legacy: Regilaul In New York

14:30 | Sunday, 7. April 2024

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Experience the Estonian folk-style music that has evolved from regilaul through a performance by Celia Roose (vocals, bagpaipes and garmon) and Ants Johanson (vocals, guitar); see the documentary short The One & Only, exploring how Veljo Tormis influenced his companions such as former Estonian president Kersti Kaljulaid, composer Arvo Pärt, and others; and explore the digital photo exhibition Isa Ise / Father Himself by Tõnu Tormis (Veljo Tormis's son), which provides an exceptionally vivid vision through Veljo's character from 1964-2000. Concluding the event will be a conversation with Mimi Daitz, author of the book Ancient Song Recovered: The Life and Music of Veljo Tormis (now in its 2nd edition), as well as a book-signing.

The event is part of Estonian Cultural Days in New York. On April 6th you are invited to take part of runic song (regilaul) workshop lead by Celia Roose at Estonian House.

Organized in partnership with Veljo Tormis Virtual Center, Estonian Ministry of Culture, Consulate General of Estonia and Foundation for Estonian Arts and Letters.

Free RSVP Required.

Estonian Cultural Days programme.

Photo: Tõnu Tormis


Ants Johanson
Celia Roose
Mimi S. Daitz