Riebini ethnographical ensemble
Review of folklore groups, Leici culture house, April 1997
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:
Forms of activity: sing, play music, dance, play roundelays
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.
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)
Marta Kavinska, Riebiņi, Preiļu raj., LV-5326, Latvija
Marta Kavinska, Riebini, Preili distr., LV-5326, Latvia
Phone: (+371) 53-36723
Date of presenting the information: 31 August 1998