More than 200 artistes will perform at showcase and conference Tallinn Music Week (TMW) next month, with combined audiences expected to exceed 30,000.
The focus is on Eastern European acts, but the event also welcome artistes from around the world.
“We are careful to make sure that the festival remains a platform for our region’s most exciting talent,” says TMW’s Maris Hellrand. “There is lots of untapped talent out there, from Serbia to Siberia from Latvia to Lebanon, Estonia to Ethiopia. We want our festival to be a celebration of diversity, unique talent and fresh ideas.”
“We bring together the most interesting music and arts from Nordics, Eastern Europe, Russia and mixing it with programme from the rest of Europe, America, Canada, Asia and Middle East.”
Meanwhile, the conference programme also has other aims.
“TMW is not just a festival, it’s also our contribution to a better society,” Hellrand adds. “It is in our power to promote these to the world – and thus share talent, diversity and openness. We believe that the richness of the 21st century is cultural and ethnic diversity, based on equality.”