PRESS RELEASE: RO:TORO
Saturday, March 13th, 2010
EVERSHOT Village Hall
Ro:toro play traditional Estonian melodies, with a piper, an improvising saxophonist, an electric guitarist and a quirky percussionist who uses plastic bowls on a bed of water, bicycle wheels and scraps of tin foil to create his rhythms.
The group has its origins in Viljandi Cultural Academy of the University of Tartu, and they regularly perform at folk festivals both in Estonia and abroad.
Listen to their BBC World interview by clicking here
They work with traditional bagpipe tunes, original compositions and have been collecting the songs of Khant (speakers of the Finno-Ugric language Khanty, from remote parts of Russia), all to be included in their concerts as well as a flat foot waltz, and lots of polkas to dance to!
Ro:toro guarantee an enthralling and engaging performance!