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Ezernieki folklore ensemble
Akmiņeica


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Mother's day concert in Ezernieki folk house, 5 May 1998

      Name: Akmiņeica
          meaning: toponym
          recommended transcription in English: Akmineica
          approximate pronunciation in English: Akmingatsa
          Listen pronunciation in AU format (18 Kb)

      Created: 16 November 1988
      Location: Ezernieki (Bukmuiza), Kraslava distr., Latgalia
      Leader: Irēna Dimpere
      Number of participants: 20, of them by age:
          younger than 14 years: 3
          from 14 to 24 years: 10
          from 25 to 44 years: 1
          from 45 to 64 years: 5
          younger than 14 years: 1
      and by gender:
          males: 3
          females: 17
      Forms of activity: sing, play roundelays

      Description: Ezernieki (Bukmuiza - the name of Ezernieki until 1939) folklore ensemble Akmiņeica was founded November 16, 1988. It can be characterized as ensemble with many participants from different age groups.
    The name of the ensemble has been taken by the participants from a nearby river Akmineica, flowing in Ezernieki parish.
    Participants of the ensemble are optimistic, responsive, full of energy, and love to the folk song. The ensemble has acted in many places: in Riga, Tukums, Pedvale, Dagda, Kraslava, Rezekne, Ludza, even in Vitebsk, has participated in festivals Baltika-94 and Baltika-97, in Latgalian songs fest in 1990 in Daugavpils, in XXI and XXII Songs fests in Riga.
    Akmiņeica performs Latgalian folk songs. During the decade about 80 songs have been sung, at present there are more than 20 songs in the active repertoir, one third of which are from Bukumuiza. Unfortunately, we have not more narrators alive in our area, therefore the repertoir is replenished by materials of the Folklore institute.

      Address:
          in Latvian: Irēna Dimpere, Kolnasāta, Ezernieki, Krāslavas raj., LV-5692, Latvija
          in English: Irena Dimpere, Kolnasata, Ezernieki, Kraslava distr., LV-5692, Latvia
      Phone: (+371) 56-55112

      Date of presenting the information: 16 May 1999


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