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Folklore group

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Songs and dances festival, Riga ethnographical museum, 1998

      Name: Dzirksteļeite
          meaning: sparky
          recommended transcription in English: Dzirksteleite
          approximate pronunciation in English: Dzirksteleite
          Listen pronunciation in AU format (20 Kb)

      Created: 30 January 1997
      Location: Dubna, Daugavpils distr., Latgalia
      Leader: Aija Haritonova
      Number of participants: 21, of them by age:
          younger than 14 years: 10
          from 25 to 44 years: 5
          from 45 to 64 years: 3
          older than 64 years: 3
      and by gender:
          males: 7
          females: 14
      Forms of activity: sing, play roundelays
      Musical instruments: devil drum, washboard, clappers.

      Description: In 1996 a folklore group from the nearby parish visited us. After that we decided to create a folklore group too, on the basis of an already existing female vocal ensemble.
    In our repertoire there are different songs - both cheerful and sad. But most of all we like merry, cheerful songs. The songs we have learned basically from narrators: if we like one, we write it down and perform.
    We participate in all possible activities of our parish: on Easter, on Cristmas, on John's day, in Holiday of harvest. We act in other places of Latgalia too. In 1998 we participated in the Song festival in Riga.

      Sound sample: Toļi mani mameņa (Far off me mammy) (1998)
One couplet in AU format (435 Kb)
Full song in MP3 format (516 Kb)

          in Latvian: Aija Haritonova, 11-56, Višķi, Daugavpils raj., LV-5481, Latvija
          in English: Aija Haritonova, 11-56, Viski, Daugavpils distr., LV-5481, Latvia
      Phone: (+371) 54-72706

      Date of presenting the information: 31 August 1998

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