Performance in dievturi (godholders - Latvian neopagans) gathering, 2001
recommended transcription in English: Dimzens
approximate pronunciation in English: Dimzens
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Created: 7 September 1993
Location: Jelgava, Zemgalia
Leaders: Velta Leja
Number of participants: 35, of them by age:
younger than 14 years: 5
from 14 to 24 years: 8
from 25 to 44 years: 10
from 45 to 64 years: 10
older than 64 years: 2
and by gender:
Forms of activity: sing, play music, dance, play roundelays
Flag of the folklore ensemble Dimzēns.
Dimzēns is ensemble of the Jelgava Culture house. In it sings people,
who love Latvian folksongs, folkdances and a life's outlook at all.
The group performed in more than hundred populated places of Latvia, and also
abroad - in Lithuania, Estonia, Finland and Czechs, participated in five
festivals Baltica. In 1999 participants of ensemble have organized
an International folklore festival Jelgava.
Since 2000 youngest participants of the group have organized a subgroup
Mazais Dimzēns, and they rehearse both separate and together with adults.
They successfully participate in childrens' festivals and competitions.
Sound sample: Ak tu, zelta lakstīgala (Ah you, the golden nigthtingale) (2003)
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Full song in MP3 format (412 Kb)
Velta Leja, Dambja 15a, Jelgava, LV-3001, Latvija
Velta Leja, Dambja str. 15a, Jelgava, LV-3001, Latvia
Phone: (+371) 30-25107
Home page: http://dimzens.lv/
Date of presenting the information: 4 September 2003, 23 January 2005