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Tallinn Music Week Review:


“Remake / Remodel is the key… not that we haven’t stumbled and fell,” says Ingrid Kohtla, one of the creative minds behind Tallinn Music Week – one of Europe’s most consistently fearless, diverse festivals, in a country that’s always been seen as a gateway between East and West.

Aside from the wry Roxy Music reference, TMW can add rebirth to the mission statement, along with the official line, “Tomorrow’s music, art and ideas”. It’s symbolically held in spring in Estonia, with the last dregs of snow thawing on the disused train tracks that run through the post-industrial festival site as I arrive.

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