Upa-upa ubinakõnõ

Latsilaulu Võro Keelen / Children Songs In Võru Language

Mari Kalkun (vocal, kannel), Ramo Teder (bowed lyre, guitar, mandoline, footbeat), Tuulikki Bartosik (accordion)

“Upa-upa ubinakõnõ” is a collaboration between Mari Kalkun, Ramo Teder and Tuulikki Bartosik. Songs represented on the album are  mostly newly written by the musicians, some of them have old traditional texts but some are also old traditional songs from Võrumaa. “Upa-upa ubinakõnõ” contains simple and joyful melodies with some exceptions to slower and contemplative tunes. This is the third children album released by Võro Instituut – the place where old võru language is kept alive in our modern society. Album came out in summer 2015.

LISTEN songs from the album in Soundcloud HERE.

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“The Võro language is linguistically the central part of the South Estonian language. South Estonian was one of seven Balto-Finnic ancient dialects (Western Finnic, North Estonian, South Estonian, Livonian, Votian/Votic, Old Karelian, Old Vepsian) and is for comparative linguistics one of ten contemporary Balto-Finnic languages. Those ten include Finnish, Estonian, South Estonian, Livonian, Votian/Votic, Izhorian, White Sea Karelian (North Karelian), Olonets Karelian Ludian, and Vepsian. According to sociolinguistic criteria there are even more Balto-Finnic languages (e.g. Tornedalian Finnish, Kven), but the distinction of those ten is reasonable in terms of lingua-historical developments.”  Evar Saar  Read the whole article