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Riebini ethnographical ensemble
Jumaleņa


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Review of folklore groups, Leici culture house, April 1997

      Name: Jumaleņa
          meaning: goddess of harvest
          recommended transcription in English: Jumalena
          approximate pronunciation in English: Yumalenga
          Listen pronunciation in AU format (15 Kb)

      Created: 12 February 1984
      Location: Riebini, Preili distr., Latgalia
      Leader: Jānis Teilāns
      Number of participants: 25, of them by age:
          younger than 14 years: 2
          from 14 to 24 years: 2
          from 25 to 44 years: 6
          from 45 to 64 years: 7
          older than 64 years: 8
      and by gender:
          males: 3
          females: 22
      Forms of activity: sing, play music, dance, play roundelays
      Musical instruments: zither, devil drum and other pulsatile instruments.

      Description: The Riebini ethnographical ensemble Jumaleņa has begun its musical way in 18 January 1984 under the initiative of the director of culture house Broņislavs Kokorišs. In February the first concert was held. The ensemble won the sympathies of spectators and began to concert in the district, and the next year it already performed in Riga. Since 1988 the ensemble is managed by Jānis Teilāns.
    Jumaleņa has participated in festivals Baltica-88, 91, 97, in the XX Sounds festival, has performed in Sigulda, Valka, Mersrags, Kolka, Talsi, Ventspils, Liepaja, Rezekne, Daugavpils, and abroad: in Russia (in Krasnoyarsk) and Lithuania (in Utena).
    Annually, already fifth year, a folklore holiday is held in Riebini.
    The repertoir of the ensemble contains songs of the local area - labour, household, chafing songs, dances and roundelays.

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In Chafing songs holiday, Riebini, 18 July 1998

      Sound sample: Tolka (Joint work) (1998)
One couplet in AU format (453 Kb)
Full song in MP3 format (571 Kb)

      Address:
          in Latvian: Marta Kavinska, Riebiņi, Preiļu raj., LV-5326, Latvija
          in English: Marta Kavinska, Riebini, Preili distr., LV-5326, Latvia
      Phone: (+371) 53-36723

      Date of presenting the information: 31 August 1998


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