Posts Tagged ‘Music’

Youth Song Festival

July 12, 2017

This year we had the chance to visit the 12th Youth Song Festival. The theme this year was ‘I’ll stay’. It mainly focused on the youth and their enthusiasm to stay Estonian forever and carry on their traditions.

Silver Tambur has kindly written on his Estonian World website:

‘The tradition of the Estonian song celebrations dates back to 1869 and has for long been among the most important ways to carry on the national identity and an independent spirit. Indeed, in 2003, UNESCO proclaimed the Estonian Song and Dance Celebration tradition as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

The Youth Song and Dance Celebration is a relatively newer phenomenon – the first one took place in 1962. Happening only once in every five years, it is held at the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds and the Kalev stadium – just like its “older brother”, the Estonian Song and Dance Celebration. But unlike the “grown-up” of the Estonian song festivals, the participants of the youth celebration are usually in the age range of 7-27 years.’

In 2019, we will have the Estonian Song and Dance Celebration which is as the ‘older brother’ to this year’s festival. Here are some photos from the 12th Youth Song Celebration.


Jäääär at jõekäär

June 15, 2017

Hello my lovely readers!

Sorry for the lack of posts this past few weeks. I have been really busy! Today we had an open-air concert at the village where we live. The performer was an Estonian group called Jäääär which means The Edge of Ice. It was definitely a good way to spend a nice summer evening.

Hope you are enjoying the long summer nights.

Triinu x

Summer tunes

July 25, 2016

Good afternoon, all my sweet readers!

Hope you are doing well and enjoying your summer! I have been busy as I had a job interview and a presentation to prepare for it, also I have an online course to do. I am very excited to learn new things and embark on a new journey. I am so thankful that I get all these opportunities and can only develop my skills and talents. Anyway, today I thought I would share my favourite summer hits with you! You can access the playlist on Spotify – it is called Ultimate Summer Choons. I will be updating that playlist the whole summer. But here are 5 examples from the playlist…

Zara Larsson – Lush Life

I absolutely adore this song! Just a good beat and makes me want to get up and dance.

‘I’m a dance my heart out ’til the dawn
But I won’t be done when morning comes
Doin’ it all night, all summer
Gonna spend it like no other’

It’s the new dance the night away song.

New Kids on the Block – Summertime

Do I really have to explain this? NKOTB’s first comeback single, summer 2008 was never the same. Also, who can say ‘with your flip flops, half shirts, short shorts, mini skirt walking on the beach so pretty’ as fast as Donnie… As you can tell the playlist has variety of genres.

What a comeback.

Ciara – 1,2 Step ft. Missy Elliott

This song makes me want to work it! The dance moves, the beat and featuring Missy E herself. After watching this video, I regret giving up hip-hop dancing after all those years. I do love a bit of 1,2 step moves.

Let us appreciate Missy Elliott and her confidence, every girl should have this confidence!

‘I shake it like jello,
And make the boys say hello,
Cause they know I’m rockin’ the beat
I know you heard about a lot of great MC’s,
But they ain’t got nothing on me,
Because I’m 5 foot 2,
I wanna dance with you,
And I’m sophisticated fun,
I eat fillet mignon,
And I’m nice and young,
Best believe I’m number one’

DNCE – Cake By The Ocean

Okay, I don’t think anyone else was this excited to see Joe Jonas back! Yes, I had my Jonas Brothers phase… And Joe was my favourite! I am excited that this song is such a hit and definitely is one of my favourite summer songs at the moment, listening to it on repeat. Just brings me back to the days I thought Jonas Brothers was amazing…

Train- Drops of Jupiter

If you have never heard this song – it is time. I have loved this song for ages now and still impressed by the lyrics. Also, I used to like this song when I was little because it has Milky Way in it and I was determined it was about the chocolate! It came out in 2001 and still is a tune. I wanted to share some of the lyrics with you but it was really difficult to choose just a part. However, chose this part and you can listen the rest by yourself!

‘Can you imagine no love, pride, deep-fried chicken
Your best friend always sticking up for you even when I know you’re wrong
Can you imagine no first dance, freeze dried romance five-hour phone
The best soy latte that you ever had, and me’


Here are 5 songs off my summer playlist! Help yourself to check the whole list out and I’ll make sure to update it.

Triinu x


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