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Baltica-97, Sigulda, July 1997

      Name: Cielava
          meaning: wagtail (bird)
          recommended transcription in English: Cielava
          approximate pronunciation in English: Tselava
          Listen pronunciation in AU format (13 Kb)

      Created: 10 October 1988
      Location: Salacgriva, Limbazi distr., Vidzeme
      Leader: Zenta Mennika
      Number of participants: 12, of them by age:
          from 25 to 44 years: 6
          from 45 to 64 years: 5
          older than 64 years: 1
      and by gender:
          males: 1
          females: 11
      Forms of activity: sing, play music, play roundelays
      Musical insruments: kokle (psaltery), pipe, monochord.

      Symbolism: Flag of folklore group Cielava, made by our artist Zane, manifesting the tail of a wagtail.
    Flag's photo (3Kb)

      Description: In 1988, in connection with the revival of the national consciousness, a folklore group in Salcgriva is formed: October 10 in joint-stock company Brīvais vilnis Culture house the leader of the artistic amateur performances Edīte Erdmane gathers all interesteded. We feel a big satisfaction and joy - already on the first rehearsal.
    During 10 years we have accumulated many songs. We like very much our sea and fishermen, therefore songs about the sea sound with us more heartfelt than others. We sing also wedding, christening, funeral songs, songs of calendar and family rites. We play roundelays, recently we have started just to play music for hearing.
    Since we are the only folklore group in the district, we have a lot of work. Often we perform in schools, kindergartens, boarding houses. We participate actively in all the Latvian folklore arrangemants. We have participated in festivals Baltica 1991, 1994 and 1997 in Latvia, as well as in Baltica 1995 and 1998 in Estonia.

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Fire worship on a beach, during sunset, 17 August 1998

      Sound sample: Kad es gāju jūriņā (When I put out sea) (1998)
One couplet in AU format (394 Kb)
Full song in MP3 format (563 Kb)

          in Latvian: Zenta Mennika, Rīgas 4-3, Salacgrīva, Limbažu raj., LV-4033, Latvija
          in English: Zenta Mennika, Rigas 4-3, Salacgriva, Limbazi distr., LV-4033, Latvia
      Phone: (+371) 40-41440

      Date of presenting the information: 23 August 1998

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