Estonian fiddler and singer Maarja Nuut will be performing at BOZAR. The concert is linked with the Estonian folk instrument exhibition which will open the same day at the Musical Instruments Museum.
Maarja Nuut is a fiddler and singer from Northern Estonia. Her music combines traditional dance tunes, songs, and stories with live electronics. The unexpected combination creates an intricate layered soundscape in a space where minimalism and experimental music meet the village musical traditions of pre-war Europe. Often called a magical and fairy-like artist, she elegantly mixes the deep roots of Estonian folklore with contemporary electronics. Maarja’s debut album Soolo generated a small buzz in Europe, including glowing reviews and favourable comparisons to Czech avant-garde violinist Iva Bittová and a Twitter shout out from Simon Le Bon, the Duran Duran front man. Maarja has toured the U.S., Canada and Europe, won the Artist Award at Tallinn Music Week, and organised a very successful showcase at the WOMEX International Conference 2014 in Spain. Since then Maarja has been selected to play at various important showcase festivals such as Eurosonic Noordeslag, APAP, Mundial Montreal, Folk Alliance International, MENT Ljubljana, Lost in Music, etc. Her second album, Une meeles, was released internationally June 2016.