Finno-Ugrian Days 2019
Main concert in Tallinn
The Finno-Ugrian Days 2019 are dedicated to the United Nations’ International Year of Indigenous Languages. The main concert of Finno-Ugrian Days in Tallinn will take place on the 20th of October at 4pm at Vaba Lava. The doors will already open at 15
One can expect authentic folk groups from many Finno-Ugric areas, such as ensembles from Komi and Mari republic. The Udmurts will be represented by a talented instrumentalist Pavel Aleksandrov from Tatarstan. After a long break, the beloved Erzya woman’s collective Merema will also come to Estonia, and the renowned band Magos will present Hungarian music. The sami people will be represented by Wimme, a master of ancient joik singing.
There will also be a market of Fenno-Ugric goods and snacks, so bring your wallet with.
Of the estimated 7,000 languages spoken around the world, 2,680 are in danger of disappearing. The fact that most of these are indigenous languages puts the cultures and knowledge systems to which they belong at risk. In addition, indigenous peoples are often isolated both politically and socially in the countries they live in; by the geographical location of their communities, their separate histories, cultures, languages, and traditions.
As most Finno-Ugric languages are also endangered or even disappearing, the purpose of Finno-Ugrian Days is to highlight the importance of those unique languages and cultures, and to remind everyone of our collective responsibility to protect, nurture, and foster them.
See more about the events at eng.fennougria.ee
MTÜ Fenno-Ugria Asutus
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