“A unique sing-along will take place during the Estonia 100 summer celebratory week, which we invite everyone who holds Estonia dear, at home and all over the world, to join in song,” Margus Kasterpalu, head of Estonia 100 major events said. “The summer celebratory week is the best time for get togethers and feeling united. It is possible to participate in the united singing on Tallinn’s Song Festival, as well as via Estonian Television or the internet on any village square or couch at home all over the world,” Kasterpalu explained.
According to the artistic director of the Estonia 100 global sing-along Tõnu Kaljuste, the evening before the Day of Restoration of Independence is full of the power of song and excited buzz.
“In the years leading up to reindependence, we slowly began singing songs that were forbidden during the Soviet period. Slowly those songs became a natural part of our lives again, and singing “Eesti Lipp” (The Estonian Flag) we no longer disacknowledged the flag or our song. During our centenary year we will once again do something extraordinary, but this time to celebrate our freedom. During the sing along, we will sing as one nation for 100 minutes straight – from patriotic songs to dance songs, children’s songs to love songs. Let’s be friends and sing together as one people for 100 minutes in honour of the Estonian language and spirit!”
The Estonia 100 global sing-along will consist of two parts. The first half of the great musical event, entitled „The Power of Song” will consist of singing, led by lead singers, for 100 minutes. This will be followed by „The Buzz of the Century”, where everyone can sing along with many beloved Estonian bands. This Estonia 100 musical event is being organised by Nargenfestival.
Estonian Public Broadcasting on Estonian Television and Vikerraadio will be broadcasting live on August 19. The live broadcast can also be viewed via ev100.ee webpage. Information about the event and tickets for the event at the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds can be found here.
The broadcast of the event and song lyrics can be found here. Broadcast begins on 19 August at 7 p.m. (GMT+3)
Entry to the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds will be opened at 5 p.m. The global Estonia 100 sing-along will begin at 7 p.m. and will end at approximately 12:30 a.m.
During the Estonia 100 centenary year, the anniversary of Estonian reindependence will be celebrated with a Grand Celebration Week, bringing together Estonian people and their friends to major public events. You can find all the Estonia 100 Grand Celebration Week events at www.ev100.ee.