Trad.Attack! to set alight the Tallinn University courtyard

Trad.Attack! frontwoman Sandra Sillamaa with the largest disco ball in Estonia (Facebook)
5/27/2015 1:55 PM
Category: Culture

Trad.Attack!, the Estonian "turbo-nordic-folk" band that interweaves the traditional with the contemporary, will take the stage on May 27 at an as-of-yet undiscovered concert venue – the Tallinn University courtyard.

The NOVA building, home to the Tallinn University Baltic Film and Media School, will be set aglow with glimmering sights and sounds tonight, courtesy of Estonian folk ensemble Trad.Attack!.

"When I first came upon the courtyard in front of NOVA, I knew straight away I'd like to play a show there someday," commented Sandra Sillamaa, the band's frontwoman and creative director.

"Since the courtyard is both old and futuristic all at once it fits perfectly with Trad.Attack!'s music. We'll definitely make a great party out of it," Sillamaa added. The band has won over the hearts of critics and audiences alike with their intuitive mingling of traditional and electronic music, which makes use of samples from old archive recordings.

Alongside Trad.Attack! tonight's party includes Estonia's largest disco ball as well as a DJ set from the prolific young producer Sander Mölder. Gates to the courtyard at Narva mnt 25 open at 20.30, with no age limit.

Trad.Attack! formed in 2013, with a masterplan to tour in every country of the world, having so far performed in Malaysia, the United States and Germany amongst other countries. The band's biography includes much-lauded appearances at Tallinn Music Week as well as two Estonian Music Awards for the Best Etno/Folk Album for their 2013 self-titled EP, and Best Music Video for "Kuukene", directed by Martti Helde, best known for his 2014 film "In the Crosswind".

The band's debut album is slated for release in July, with Wednesday's concert slated as one of the band's few appearances on home ground in 2015, followed by performances in Russia, Kazakhstan, Norway and Denmark throughout the summer.

A. Kaer

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