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Barkava parish folklore group

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John's day in Barkava parish, 23 June 1994

      Name: Madava
          meaning: toponym (river)
          recommended transcription in English: Madava
          approximate pronunciation in English: Madava
          Listen pronunciation in AU format (11 Kb)

      Created: 1 March 1993
      Location: Barkava, Madona distr., Latgalia
      Leader: Iveta Dukaļska
      Number of participants: 25, of them by age:
          younger than 14 years: 4
          from 14 to 24 years: 2
          from 25 to 44 years: 8
          from 45 to 64 years: 4
          older than 64 years: 5
      and by gender:
          males: 3
          females: 2
      Forms of activity: sing, play music, play roundelays
      Musical insruments: accordion, zither, violin, drum.

      Description: The collective was formed in March 1993 by some active people of the Barkava parish. Its name (Madava - a boundary river of our parish) was assigned to the group relatively recently.
    The basis of the group is formed by several families, people of different generations. Our purpose is to put into practice folk traditions in family life, as well as the conservation of Latgalian customs and rites.
    In our repertoir there are Latgalian songs, roundelays, verbal folklore, basically from Barkava and vicinities. We perform household and calendar dance games, dances, and relatively new romances too. With pleasure in programs we include a verbal folklore, for example jokes.
    The group sing chaffing songs on weddings, we celebrate John's day together, on Christmas we go mumming. We have participated in folklore festivals Baltica-94 and Baltica-97.

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After "work on meadow" before festival Baltica-97

          in Latvian: Iveta Dukaļska, Līčupes, Barkava, Madonas raj., LV-4834, Latvija
          in English: Iveta Dukalska, Licupes, Barkava, Madonas raj., LV-4834, Latvia
      Phone: (+371) 48-36738 (o.)

      Date of presenting the information: 21 August 1998

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