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Folklore group
Milzkalnieki


Photo (25Kb)
Folklore festival in Torun (Poland)

      Name: Milzkalnieki
          meaning: toponym (Milzkalne inhabitants)
          recommended transcription in English: Milzkalnieki
          approximate pronunciation in English: Milzkalnieki
          Listen pronunciation in AU format (21 Kb)

      Created: 18 March 1996
      Location: Milzkalne, Smarde parish, Tukums distr., Zemgalia
      Leader: Anita Apine
      Number of participants: 40, of them by age:
          younger than 14 years: 7
          from 14 to 24 years: 10
          from 25 to 44 years: 11
          from 45 to 64 years: 9
          olde than 64 years: 3
      and by gender:
          males: 8
          females: 32
      Forms of activity: sing, play music, dance, play roundelays
      Musical insruments: accordion, violin, tuba, flute, pulsatile instruments, (drum, devil drum, clappers and others)

      Symbolism:
    Emblem of group - a wickerwork, made by the local craftsmen Velta and Jānis Vēveris.
    Emblem's photo (5Kb)

    The flag was made by a participant of the group Valdis Orlovs.
    Flag's sketch (2Kb)

      Description: The folklore group Milzkalnieki has been created by 18 March 1996.
    Firstly we performed already written down songs, but presently we already have some collected by ourselves. The narrator Edīte Strada participates in our group.
    We act very frequently - about 6 times per month. We are participated in international folklore festivals in Torun (Poland) and Plunge (Lithuania).
    As our task we consider the revival of ancient traditions, searching and performing songs, which were earlier sung in our area. We try not to refuse nobody who is inviting us because we are the only folklore group in the district.

Photo (28Kb)
Festival in Plunge (Lithuania)

      Sound sample: Milzkalnes puišu dziesma (The Milzkalne lads' song) (1998)
One couplet in AU format (240 Kb)
Full song in MP3 format (604 Kb)

      Address:
          in Latvian: Anita Apine, Smilšu 38-32, Tukums, LV-3101, Latvija
          in English: Anita Apine, Smilsu 38-32, Tukums, LV-3101, Latvia
      Phone: (+371) 31-26631
      Fax: (+371) 53-43623

      Date of presenting the information: 1 September 1998


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