Seto Leelo Choir of Varska Estonia

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The Joyful Sound of Leelo Singing, Traditional Folk Music of Estonia’s Seto People

Enjoy folk and ethnic music? Click video link to listen to the traditional sounds of the Seto people of southeastern Estonia! Their leelo singing is an ancient polyphonic style of music that is part of Estonian heritage and has been recognized by UNESCO as an item of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Sung largely by female choirs in a type of ‘call and response’ style, many of the songs involve constant improvisation.Enjoy BCD’s photo montage accompanied by music of the Seto Women’s Choir from the village of Varska.


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