Duo Ruut

is nominated for the UPBEAT Awards 2023 in Best New Talent category. 

Duo Ruut

About the Nominee

Duo Ruut ties together a single Estonian zither and two distinct voices, inspired by the beliefs of different cultures and their own creativity.

Based on the zither, Duo Ruut’s music is minimalist at its core but packed with new ideas and imagination. In a short period of time they have already toured in Europe, Uzbekistan and Japan, and won acclaim. In 2022 they toured in 12 countries around the world.

In December 2019 Duo Ruut released their debut album “Tuule sõnad” (Words of the Wind) which was awarded as the Debut Album of the Year by Estonian Ethno Music Awards.In summer 2021 Duo Ruut released an EP called “Kulla kerguseks” (“Golden Light”) which has received strong organic support internationally. The EP was nominated for the “Ethno/Folk Album of the Year” by Estonian Music Awards 2022.


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Best New Talent 2023