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"Kabujalake" Folk Dance Group from Paide, Estonia visits Maryland

Posted by jbanc@jbanc.org on April 2, 2019 at 11:25 AM

Planning is underway for various exchange activities in 2019. The “Kabujalake” Folk Dance Group, a group of eight Estonian young men and women, ages 13 – 16, plus two adults, from Paide Hammerbecki Basic School in Paide, Estonia will visit Westminster from April 7 – 15, 2019 to participate in a variety of activities in both Westminster and throughout Maryland.



They will perform as part of the Maryland National Guard’s 14th annual “Unity Day” celebration on April 12, 2019, and as part of the Children’s Chorus of Carroll County’s “Spring Celebration” concert on April 14, 2019. They will also visit and perform before various local organizations in the Westminster area including Springdale Preparatory School, Boy’s and Girl’s Club of Westminster and the Community Foundation of Carroll County.



Additionally, the group will attend a meeting of the Mayor and Common Council of Westminster, participate in a radio interview on local station WTTR and attend the seventh MAGIC, Inc. “Capture the Flag” ethical hacking competition at the Community Media Center on April 13, 2019, along with one additional Estonian guest, Dr. Birgy Lorenz, a leading cyber educator from Tallinn University of Technology and currently in the United State as a Fulbright Scholar. Building upon 2018 when only one Estonian team participated, we anticipate up to 10 Estonian teams, including teams from Paide State High School and Tallinn University of Technology, will “virtually” compete on April 13, 2019. Finally, the group, along with Dr. Birgy Lorenz, will visit and tour Towson University and Carroll County College. Their last event before they depart for Estonia will be a tour of Washington, DC.

Kabujalake's public schedule for the Maryland tour! 

For more information about the Westminster - Paide partnership, click here



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Reply maria pedak-kari
11:27 AM on April 6, 2019 
Wonderful. Will try to attend at least one of the programs. Great to see authentic Estonian folkdancing introduced to our American audiences. Good job Sister Cities!