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Stories of stonia  

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20.07 2024

AIGU OM FESTIVAL: Mari Kalkun (EST) + Arata Inoue, Kotaro Saito (JP)

Viitina, Võrumaa • Estonia

27.07 2024

Mari Kalkun / double bill / Daniel Herskedal

Festival Glatt & Verkehrt • Austria

29.07 2024

Mari Kalkun 'Stories of Stonia'

Würzburg • Germany

30.07 2024

Mari Kalkun 'Stories of Stonia'

Jena • Germany

09.08 2024

Mari Kalkun 'Stories of Stonia'

Hiiumaa • Estonia

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Kalkun’s singing is at the heart of things; joyous and lamenting by turns, but always poised and melodious, her poeticism apparent even without translation. A magical creation.

Neil Spencer

The Guardian ★ ★ ★ ★

Mari Kalkun is one of the major contributors to the Estonian folk revival. Originally coming from Võru (south-eastern part of the country), the songwriter has been celebrating the misty landscapes and traditional music of her native land. Her compositions are sonic love letters, written in the language of kannel (Estonian plucked string instrument) and heartfelt singing.

Irina Shtreis

Louder than War

Mari Kalkun plays material from her forthcoming album Stories of Stonia, which points at a transition from the pure genre of runo songs to psych-folk and krautrock. One of the most evocative songs, myth-inspired Golden Woman, builds up with a keyboard wash and thunderous sound of zither bringing to mind the intro to Ash Ra Tempel’s eponymous album.

Irina Shtreis


Marili Jõgi

Moon Management


Worldwide (except Estonia & Japan):

Juliana Volož

JV Promotion


In Estonia:

Marili Jõgi

Moon Management

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