At the Song Celebration UT will introduce national sciences concerning the Estonian people, culture and language
This weekend, the University of Tartu welcomes all Song Celebration visitors in the UT tent, where visitors can admire the national costumes of Vändra, observe the art of making national jewellery, listen to folk musicians, and test their knowledge of dialect words and Northern riddles. A history exhibition near the tent will give an overview of how the Song Celebration has changed over time.
A part of the Tartu University exhibition at the Song Celebration is dedicated to the history of Song Celebrations. The exhibition gives a great overview of the 25 Song Celebrations that have been held and comprises of photos, quotes, and facts put together by the students of the Faculty of Philosophy and the Marketing and Communication Office of the University of Tartu.
“The exhibition highlights aspects of the Song Celebrations which have remained constant, as well as those that are changing with time. Each beloved song and part of the celebration was once introduced at the Song Celebration for the first time,” said Katrin Winter, Marketing Specialist of the University of Tartu, to introduce the exhibition of the history of the Song Celebration, which will be set up near the UT tent.
The nationally themed tent, however, will introduce national sciences. “As a national university, the University of Tartu has an honourable role in promoting the Estonian language and culture, so we want to draw attention to study programmes about the Estonian people, culture and language, can only be studied at the University of Tartu,“ said Winter.
The author of the exhibition of the national costumes of Vändra is Inna Raud, a Master’s student at the Viljandi Culture Academy, who will be exhibiting two sets of national costumes and a photo exhibition of many other folk costumes in the tent. Indrek Ikkonen and Anna-Maria Kaseoja, first year students of national metal works, however, will be making national jewellery on the spot in front of all spectators with folk musicians playing in the background.
The Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Tartu will be taking care of expanding the horizons of the Song Celebration visitors, by challenging enthusiasts to figure out the meanings of dialect words and Northern riddles. Employees of the Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics will provide further information in the tent in Estonian and English. People can also participate in a music quiz, where they will have to guess the language of various songs.
The UT tent and the exhibition are open before and during the concerts of the Song Celebration on Saturday and Sunday.
Further information: Katrin Winter, Marketing Specialist, 737 6110, katrin.winter [ät] ut.ee.