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Did you know that 200 years ago the continent of Antarctica was discovered by a Saaremaa-born prominent captain, explorer and cartographer Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen? As a member of Imperial Russian Navy of Tsar Alexander I, on 28 January 1820 von Bellingshausen sighted the coast of Antarctica and discovered over 20 other islands during the expedition.

The beloved island of Saaremaa is a home for ~33 000 talented, creative, brave and stubborn people. Among them two folk musicians: Leana, the true islander, and her husband Hartwin with Flemish roots. Both are members of Estbel, the music group that has also performed in the UK at the famous Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow.

Today, Leana & Hartwin have invited us to their home in Kuressaare to sing us a beautiful song from their freshly released album “Home” and share a few clips from the empty streets and sightseeings of Kuressaare, captured on phone this week.

“From an open sea
The river carries you home –
And the whole world begins.”

Watch the video

More about Leana & Hartwin https://leanahartwin.ee/about

#time4estonia is Mon – Fri 4pm Estonian Embassy in London Facebook series where you can discover Estonian artists, writers, musicians, architecture, cities, museums, galleries, nature etc. We will give you a hint of Estonian language (eesti keel [ˈeːsti ˈkeːl]), our humour and Estonian spirit.