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95th Anniversary of Republic of Estonia to Be Celebrated in Shanghai

25.02.2013

No 63-E

The 95th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia is being celebrated in Shanghai with a concert and a photo exhibit, which will be the biggest Estonian cultural events to take place in Asia since the 2010 EXPO.

On the evening of Tuesday, 26 February, the formal reception of the Beijing Embassy, Shanghai Consulate General, and Enterprise Estonia for representatives of the Chinese government and businesses, the diplomatic corps, the local Estonian community, and friends of Estonia will take place at the Le Royal Meridien Hotel in Beijing. During the reception a short concert will be given by Maarja-Liis Ilus and Peeter Rebane.

The following evening, 27 February, Maarja will give a solo concert and perform with a local jazz ensemble. The concert will give an overview of the works of Estonian pop music composers. This will not be Maarja’s first concert in Asia; she has earlier gained popularity there through performances in Japan.

On Thursday, 28 February the photo exhibit “Fascinating Estonia” will be opened in the lobby of the main building of the Shanghai Library. The exhibit includes works by young Estonian photographers including Laura Kallasvee, Remo Savisaar, and Jaak Jõepera. The goal of the exhibit is to introduce Estonia’s people, nature, and urban architecture through 45 photos. It will remain open in Shanghai until 8 March, after which the photos will travel as separate exhibits to other cities in China. Through the photo exhibit we hope to introduce Estonia all over China throughout the year in honour of Estonia’s 95th anniversary.

The anniversary events are made possible by co-operation with businesses and the Estonian honorary consul in Hong Kong. The events are also being supported by the Shanghai Association for Friendship With Foreign Countries.

Additional information:
Jaan Reinhold
Estonian Consul General in Shanghi
Phone: +8621 5178 2391
E-mail: jaan.reinhold@mfa.ee

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