Fiddler Maarja Nuut is set to perform at Fredric March Play Circle Theater in Madison, Wisconsin on Saturday February 4, 2016.
Maarja Nuut is a fiddler, vocalist and composer and singer from northern Estonia, who combines traditional folk music influences with electronics.
Her first solo album, “Soolo,” was released in 2013 and put her on the world music map in Europe. Since then, she has performed at numerous events and festivals across Europe, including the influential WOMEX international world music showcase and conference in Spain and Eurosonic Noordeslag.
Her second album was released on June 3rd 2016, titled “Une meeles.”
Tickets are available online, by phone at 608-265-ARTS (2787) or in person.
World music festival globalFEST announced the lineup of showcase artists scheduled to perform on January 8, 2017 at Webster Hall in New York City.
The artists include Congolese rumba band L’Orchestre Afrisa (D.R. Congo/USA); Afro-Venezuelan artist Betsayda Machado; Washington DC’s go-go band Rare Essence; Ranky Tanky’s Gullah Sea Island music; Cuba’s legendary Septeto Santiaguero; the electro-Angolan roots sound of Batida; Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Indo-Pak Coalition; Korea’s SsingSsing; African nu-soul singer Jojo Abot; and the mesmerizing Estonian avant-folk violinist and singer Maarja Nuut.
Additional artists will be announced at a later time.
Estonian fiddler and singer Maarja Nuut & Special Guest are set to perform in London on July 20th July, 2016.
Maarja Nuut’s music combines traditional dance tunes, songs, and stories with live electronics to create an intricate and layered soundscape where minimalism and experimental sounds meet the village musical traditions of pre-war Europe.
In the spring of 2013, Nuut released her debut album Soolo that generated buzz in Europe, including glowing reviews and favourable comparisons to Czech avant garde violinist Iva Bittová. Her second album Une meeles was released in spring 2016.
Une Meeles dwells in the zone between Estonian contemporary folk music, the experimental and ambient-trance music.
Fiddler, composer, vocalist and producer Maarja Nuut uses a mix of bowed and plucked fiddles, vocal harmonies, and electronic looping techniques to deliver a musical dreamworld that occupies the nebulous area between reality and dreams.
Une Meeles is a transfixing recording that allows the listener to travel across Maarja Nuut’s multiple realities. A fascinating album.