Mari KalkunEE

Alternative, Experimental, Folk, Global

Mari Kalkun is an internationally acclaimed artist whose lastest solo album Stories of Stonia (Real World Records) was released in 2023 to widespread acclaim, including a five-star review in the Financial Times. In a short space of time, she has performed the new music in 9 countries.

Mari takes old stories and puts them into a new, perhaps unexpected context. "The motivation for this album is my curiosity to go back to a very old layer of tradition and find out what my ancestors thought and sang and how it will resonate in the era of skyscrapers, steel and metal," says Kalkun. Kalkun's music is at once of place and deeply personal. Rooted in ancient Estonian and Võro traditions, her music resonates deep within us, touching our souls even when the language is foreign to us. It has a timeless quality and an unhurried sense of time and space.