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Folklore group
Kolnasāta


Photo (26Kb)
In Latvian Academy of Sciences Folklore depository, Riga, 31 October 1996

      Name: Kolnasāta
          meaning: name of!!! a farm and of the museum residing there (literal translation: farmstead on a hill)
          recommended transcription in English: Kolnasata
          approximate pronunciation in English: Kolnasaata
          Listen pronunciation in AU format (20 Kb)

      Created: 31 October 1995
      Location: Sakstagals parish, Rezekne distr., Latgalia
      Leader: Marija Matisone
      Number of participants: 20, of them by age:
          younger than 14 years: 5
          from 25 to 44 years: 4
          older than 64 years: 11
      and by gender:
          males: 5
          females: 15
      Forms of activity: sing, play roundelays

      Symbolism:
    The flag of our group is created from Latgalian woolen shawl, attached to an element of a window's cornice - as its flagstaff. On the cornice our name Kolnasāta is carved.
    Flag's photo (3Kb)

      Description: Folklore group Kolnasāta was formed in connection with creation of the museum of Francis Trasuns. At the vicinities of the museum live many female folk singers, among them many expert singers of the funeral psalms. The museum was carrying out various arrangements and inviting the folklore group Rūta from Rezekne (I also had sung in it for 13 years), so I decided to offer the local women to sing folk songs together and to participate in the activities of the museum.
    We perform songs of our parish, basically those collected by Felikss Laizāns on the verge of XIX and XX centuries, and songs on verses of our countrymen J.Klīdzējs and Fr.Trasuns.
    We have participated in festival Baltica-97 (in Riga), in festival of Latgalian television in 1997 (in Rezekne) and in many arrangements in Rezekne district. On weddings we sing chaffing and wedding songs.

Photo (29Kb)
5 years of museum, 23 August 1997

      Sound sample: Ladojā ezerenī (On ice lake) (1998)
One couplet in AU format (341 Kb)
Full song in MP3 format (423 Kb)

      Address:
          in Latvian: Marija Matisone, Civkori, p/n Sakstagals, Rēzeknes raj., LV-4638, Latvija
          in English: Marija Matisone, Civkori, p/o Sakstagals, Rezekne distr., LV-4638, Latvia
      Phone: (+371) 46-57272

      Date of presenting the information: 21 August 1998


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