The Singing Revolution

Mark Marshall III 4th Hour

Where is the song sung at?

The first national song festival was held in Tarta in the summer. The Estonia's played a six string instruments called a Kantele. Click on the link to hear the Kantele sound.

Some interesting facts about the Estonian people and there culture!

The Festival tradition of Estonia has lasted over 140 years. Songs have been given down from generation to generation. Every five years the Estonia has 10,000 to 20,000 people participating while wearing all of their national clothing. Every time they had a festival in Estonia over 10% of Estonia's come and sing in it. The concert held at the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds with the participation of hundreds of choirs and tons of singers. During the Singing Revolution, over a third of the Estonian people participated in the Night Song Festivals http://estonia.eu/about-estonia/culture-a-science/song-and-dance-festivals.html

Some interesting facts about the Estonian people and there culture!

The song festival grounds called Lauluväljak, almost every Estonian in the world. The stage under the “song arch” accommodates nearly 30 000 singers spectators. It is difficult to imagine Song festivals taking place anywhere else but here. But the tradition itself was born in Southern Estonia, in the second city Tartu and the first joint Song Celebration, held in Tartu in 1869, is considered to be the beginning of the Song Festivals as we know it.http://estonia.eu/about-estonia/culture-a-science/song-and-dance-festivals.html