The Seto people have been described as living on the borders of two worlds, living mostly in SW Estonia but also over the border in the Pechong district of Russia. Their polyphonic singing tradition called leelo is one of a lead singer delivering the verse followed by the choir. Lyrics are learned from former performers but the skill of composition is the mark of an true lead singer. The majority of choirs are composed of women and the most notable singer is crowned on Seto Kingdom Day as the "Mother of Songs". Song infuses everyday life and covers major events in lifetime as well as little things like picking berries. I don't know which choir is shown on the souvenir sheet but I like how the FDC shows a group of young girls continuing the tradition of leelo singing.
|2012: Britons of Distinction|
|2010: Marking the Occasion|
changed the name of its Opera Theatre (home of Opera Australia) to the Joan Sutherland Theatre
An entry to Viridian Postcard's Sunday Stamps theme of - Singers