WELCOME TO THE 3RD WINTER ETHNO!
Winter Ethno Estonia will come again for the third time already! Let's hope that there will be a lot of snow and people so our adventure would be warm and wintery! :)
The camp will take place on 28.01-05.02.2022 at Võrumaa, Kiidi Tourist Farm. This is a scenic place where we can spend a lot of time outside, in the sauna, playing music, dancing and lots of other exciting things. The amazing artistic leaders of this camp will be Henrika Trave and Sami Karkar. As appropriate to Ethno there will also be a concert or even many. This Ethno is special because the participants can show their cooking skills. The camp will be small, maximum 25 participants, where we eat the participants' local food every day. So get ready with your instruments, towels, warm clothes and recipe books!
Henrika is a smiley and helpful young girl from the island of Saaremaa. She plays recorder and bagpipe and has graduated traditional music at Viljandi Culture Academy. For one year she also learned Irish whistle and bagpipe in Limerick, Ireland. Amongst other instruments she plays the piano, kannel, ukulele and also sings. Her daily job is to teach young traditional musicians in Elva. For her, the Ethno camp is a magical experience of two weeks with the most awesome people, an unbelievable adventure and a musical journey around the world. She participated in her first Ethno Estonia back in 2017 and since then she has been a part of the organizing team as a volunteer or co-organizer. After her first Ethno camp she was amazed by the concept and half a year later in 2018 she already drove to New Zealand to the very first Ethno New Zealand. In 2019 she also took part in Ethno Catalonia. In addition to helping with all the organizational tasks, Henrika's job is to do the social media of Ethno Estonia.
Sami, alias Sam K, discovered folk and traditional music through the Ethno movement in 2015. He has now participated in more than 20 Ethnos and ethno-like events, as a participant, leader, and/or organizer. After being trained as an artistic leader in Ethnofonik, he has been leading in Ethno England, Ethno Estonia and Ethno Germany, as well as helping and organizing in various other Ethnos. He is also co-founder of Ethno Tunisia, which should see its first edition take place in summer 2021. Sami currently lives in Tübingen, Germany, where he plays percussions and guitar and sings in various settings. Besides playing Algerian and French music in the streets of Tübingen with Pirates of the Neckaribbean, his main current project is a world-traveling folk music duo: "Vilma and Sami", with Finnish singer-songwriter Vilma Talvitie. Other past projects include the New Orleans-style brassband Marcel Frontale, and the Kabyle music band Iles ⵉⵍⴻⵙ (Berber music from Algerian Kabylie region).
We will be at the Tourist Farm where we sleep in beds. We will cook by ourselves, the main chef will be the organizer and head of the camp Margit and co-chefs will be the participants. Every day we can cook by the recipe of one of the participants and eat his/her local food. For this to go smoothly we ask you to already write in the registration form if your food would be good for breakfast/lunch or dinner, is it a strong savoury dish or rather a desert.
The camp will take place in Southern Estonia which is about 3 hour drive from the closest Airport in Tallinn. So that everyone would find the right place we meet in Viljandi! To make your plans for transportation - we will meet in Viljandi Traditional Music Centre (Tasuja pst 6) on the 28th January at 10:00-11:00. Our biggest wish is that you won't leave the camp before 5th February. We will arrive back to Viljandi around 15:00 on 5th February where everyone can part their ways where needed. Just in case we also remind you that february in Estonia can be around 0 til -25°C and there (probably) will be snow. We'll see what this year brings us. Any way - the house will be warm!
The Tourist Farm page: https://www.kiidi.ee/et/
FEES AND REGISTRATION
- There is 25 spots for participants. We welcome musicians and singers in the age 18-30.
- The camp fee is 220 €. Included in this:
- bus rides during camp
- food during camp (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks)
- accommodation during camp. If you arrive in Estonia on the 27th January and are in trouble with finding accommodation, let us know - we can help you!
NB! The organisers will pick participants by instrumentation group sizes and the level of playing. We will let you know by the end of December whether you're accepted or not. Be sure to register and let us know about yourself!
If you have any questions, please write us an e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
At the core of Ethno is its democratic, peer to peer learning approach whereby young people teach each other the music from their countries and cultures. It is a non-formal pedagogy that has been refined over the past 30 years, embracing the principles of intercultural dialogue and understanding. Ethno provides a unique opportunity for young people from across the globe to come together and engage through music in a manner that is characterized by respect, generosity and openness.
The goal of Ethno is to inspire musicians through these interactions to deepen their musical interests and to build a global network that supports their careers. Each Ethno camp combines workshops, jam sessions, rehearsals and performances that enable participants to develop both personal and professional skills. Through Ethno, musicians gain a greater understanding of each other’s cultures. At Ethno, music is powerful tool that fosters inclusion, understanding and acceptance.
The World's First ETHNO took place in Sweden Dalarna in 1990. Nowadays there are Ethno camps all over the world. The coordinator of Ethnos is Jeunesses Musicales International (JMI) organisation, that Ethno Estonia is also a part of. More information about Ethno camps: https://www.ethno-world.org/ ja http://jmi.net/programs/ethno
Ethno Estonia has happened every summer since 1997. Back then two traditional music students - Krista Sildoja and Tuulikki Bartosik - “coincidentally” went to Sweden Falun Ethno camp. From this experience they took Ethno camp to Estonia. So on the same summer 20th-24th July the very first ethno-like camp took place. As the tradition calls, the participants also performed on the Viljandi Folk Festival. Since the 2000, the camp was called Ethno Estonia.
Estonian Traditional Music Center organizes ETHNO camps for kids and youngsters. Kids Ethno awaits children of the age 10-16 and Ethno Estonia youngsters from 16-30. Kids Ethno is mainly estonian traditional music based, Ethno Estonia is more world music and ethnicity-driven.
We are always so happy for the young musicians who come to the camp. Their creativity, happiness, openness and instrument playing skills make us feel in awe. From the camp they get a strong emotion and a wider view of the world because they find like-minded people, get new creative impulses and inspiration for further life and music. For many participating in Ethno camp is a life-changing experience. Who has been there once surely wants to come back again!