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Concerts at NUKU Museum

Concerts at the NUKU Museum - music among the theatre puppets.

Music and theatre, street performers and puppetry have always been together. Along the fact that music is an important tool for theatre, the sound and theatre language have other collaborative moments, as well. Just as the puppeteer awakens the puppet, the musician makes the notes on paper become music.

"At one point it seemed to us that the boxes of the musical instruments moved. After that, it was like the entire museum had awakened: beautiful shadows were on the walls and the puppets raised their heads on the shelves..."
This happened at the NUKU Museum when the musicians took the instruments out of the boxes before the show to play them out. After such a breathtakingly beautiful moment, there was no other way than to play more. So the concerts among the theatre puppets at the NUKU Museum were born.

Four concerts will be held this year at the NUKU Museum. On November 15, the new music group Päri Päri will perform among the theatre puppets, discovering new sounds in the depths of different museum rooms. Päri Päri takes its strength from the traditional music, mixing the skills of singer Maarja Soomre, guitarist Jaan Varts and drummer Tanel Ruben

January 18 concert features Sänni Noormets who is a fiddle player who keeps the traditional instrument playing and singing in mind. On February 4, a collaboration between musician Katariin Raska and puppeteer Kadri Kalda takes place. The concert "Parmu pill" puts together jew's harp and puppetry installations. The last concert of this season is on April 19th, where The Swingin' Sisters and Band will take the songs from 1960s quartet Eesti Raadio Meeskvartett and perform it with a swing band.

The concerts take place in various rooms of the NUKU museum.


November 15, 2017, at 6 p.m. Päri Päri
January 18, 2018, at 6 p.m. Sänni Noormets
February 4, 2018, at 3 p.m. Katariin Raska and Kadri Kalda
April 19, 2018, at 6 p.m. The Swingin' Sisters

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