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Rucava
ethnographical ensemble


Photo (31Kb)
After concert on the conference of family doctors, Rucava, May 1998

      Created: April 1983
      Location: Rucava, Liepaja distr., Kurland
      Leader: Staņislava Skudiķe
      Number of participants: 27, of them by age:
          younger than 14 years: 7
          from 25 to 44 years: 7
          from 25 to 44 years: 6
          from 45 to 64 years: 6
          older than 64 years: 1
      and by gender:
          males: 7
          females: 20
      Forms of activity: sing, play roundelays

      Description: At the end of 1982 some Rucava singers "of an old leaven" had gather and together sung some wedding songs. Hereon appeared an idea to create an ensemble. Songs we learned from the local narrators. The first performance was held in April 1983 in our village. This year we have celebrated our 15'th anniversary and on this occasion we recorded an audio cassette.
    In the ensemble sing all - small children, men and women, and wenches too. We sing only songs of Rucava area on the local vernacular. In our repertoir there are match-making, wedding, baptism, labour, sea-songs and other songs. Thematic programs are developed.
    We have participated in all the Baltika festivals taking place in Latvia; acted in all regions of Latvia and also in Lithuania, Moscow, Germany.
    Rucava folk costume is very beautiful. Women often have them even two. The three shawles are fastened with silver brooches. The richer the woman the more brooches she has.

Photo (32Kb)
Baltica-97 in Rujiena, Valmiera distr., 1997

      Sound sample: Neviens mīļi tā nebrauca (Nobody so prettily does not go) (1998)
One couplet in AU format (244 Kb)
Full song in MP3 format (483 Kb)

      Address:
          in Latvian: Staņislava Skudiķe, dz. 24, Kalves, Rucava, Liepājas raj., LV-3477, Latvija
          in English: Stanislava Skudike, app. 24, Kalves, Rucava, Liepaja distr., LV-3477, Latvia
      Phone: (+371) 34-94852

      Date of presenting the information: 27 August 1998


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