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meaning: water lily
recommended transcription in English: Laiksne
approximate pronunciation in English: Laiksne
Listen pronunciation in AU format (13 Kb)
Created: October 1993
Leader: Lauma Garkalne
Number of participants: 6, of them by age:
from 25 to 44 years: 6
and by gender:
Forms of activity: sing, play music, dance
and other pulsatiles.
Logotype of Laiksne - symbolizes a water lily.
The folklore group Laiksne was founded in 1993 in Riga, Latvia. Its
repertoire consists of Latvian seasonal ritual and lyric songs as well as
traditional dance music. The groups vocal style is firmly rooted in Latvian
tradition but Laiksne also allows present day influences to creep in.
Songs and melodies come from whole Latvia, slightly more from Latgalia in the
East where folklore traditions are well preserved. Also the name of the group
comes from Eastern Latvia where laiksne means water lily. Laiksne
performs vocal and instrumental folk and post folk compositions. Laiksnes
instrumental compositions utilize several Latvian traditional instruments - kokles
(string instrument), pipes, bagpipes, violin, accordion, mandolin and percussions
as well as some modern instruments - guitar and bass guitar.
Laiksne has participated in various festivals in Latvia, Czech Republic,
Poland, White Russia, Slovenia, Russia, Sweden, Estonia and Lithuania. The group
has recorded three CDs, Kyukova dzagyuze (Songs of the Cockoo Bird) in 2001,
Jāņu nakti zelta rasa (Midsummer Night Golden Dew) in 2002 and Es jauna būdama
(Me Being Young) in 2003 as well as participated in several folk music compilations,
for instance Sviests (2005) and Sviests 2 (2007).
Folklore festival Baltica 2006 in Kuldīga
Sound sample: Treis putneni (Three birds) (2003)
Full song in MP3 format (1416 Kb)
Aija Rozentāla, Tērbatas iela 16/18-17, Rīga, LV-1011, Latvija
Aija Rozentala, Terbatas str. 16/18-17, Riga, LV-1011, Latvia
Phone: (+371) 26176329 (Lauma Garkalne)
Home page: http://www.laiksne.lv/
Date of presenting the information: 31 August 1998, 14 April 2000, 5 July 2001,
6 October 2008
Procession in folklore festival Baltica-94, July 1994 (37Kb)
On Cathedral place, Riga, John's day 1996 (29Kb)