The concert was opened by the Liv ensemble from Latvia “Kāndla” (Gusli).
On behalf of the NGO “Union of Tartu Maris” Anna Mishina sang a folk song to guests from Mari El. Then the “Murseskem” ensemble came on stage.
The Komis were represented by the singer Nadezhda Molodtsova and the youth ensemble “Tomlun” (Youth).
Ruslan Salinder came from the distant Nenets region.
The ensemble “Sources” from the Petrozavodsk State Conservatory delighted the audience with a variety of musical instruments and an engaging performance of Karelian songs.
The family ensemble “Magyar Hang” (Hungarian voice) sang Hungarian songs and melodies.
Udmurts were represented by an ensemble from Tartu “Yumshan gur” and the singer Maria Korepanova together with guests from Udmurtia in the collective “Ekton Korka.”
The concert ended with a spontaneous improvisation among all the performers.
Today, on October 16, the same concert is being held in the center of the “Kultuurikatel” (Culture Cauldron) in Tallinn.
These events are part of the Estonian Finno-Ugrian Days and will continue until November.
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Translated by Kristoffer Hellén