Category Archives: Lenna Kuurmaa

Ilmaveere sündmus- ja majutuskeskus

The married couple that moved to Setomaa, musician Lenna Kuurmaa and actor Lauri Mäesepp, are transforming the former Obinitsa school-church into the Ilmaveere event- and accommodation centre.
The undertaking is coming to life with the help of the EAS and KredEx joint tourism development fund. One of the recipients of 200.000€ cash injection is a private company JaneDoe Music with its project „Construction of the Ilmaveere Event and Accommodation Centre and related services”.
When speaking about the creation of the name, Kuurmaa mentioned that it carried numerous values: Obinitsa is, in a way, at the edge of the world, and that is the clearest meaning of the name. People come to enjoy nature, beauty and environment to the edge of the world – to Ilmaveere [est. end of the world]. – said Kuurmaa.
We also came to Setomaa: Lenna first, then me. – adds Mäesepp. – We came to the other side of Estonia – to ilmaveere. The distance, the isolation and all the values that are here – that name sums them all up very well. It is not necessary to be somewhere in the centre, sometimes the most valuable things are those most frontier, the farthest.
They are building the center in the former Obinitsa school-church that has been empty for years. This is a completely abandoned, delapidated building, which we now have an opportunity to breathe new life into. – says the musician. The building used to be owned by the church, now, however, it belongs to the founders of the centre.

Statement

There are important changes happening in the Vanilla Ninja lineup.

There are significant changes happening within Vanilla Ninja, the band that reunited and released the new album last year, after a 15-years-long break. Keyboard player Katrin Siska and vocalist and bass player Triinu Kivilaan are leaving the band and a new musician is joining the group. Their identity is to be revealed in just a week’s time, when the fresh lineup’s first joint videosingle „Encore” is released.

Täherahad

The Lõunakeskus’ initiative, Sõber Raamat, is a series of audio stories assembled by psychologists that helps children understand and cope with complex situations that may await them in life, let it be bullying, brother-sister relationships, loneliness, parental divorce, loss of a loved one, etc. It is bibliotherapy – spiritual and emotional support through storytelling, reading and listening. 

Listen to Lenna reading “Star money” by Brothers Grimm below.