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Ethnographical ensemble

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On concert of naughty songs in Bears garden, Balvi, 22 May 1994

      Name: 许ilb鏽i
          meaning: toponym
          recommended transcription in English: Skilbeni
          approximate pronunciation in English: Shtylbehni
          Listen pronunciation in AU format (16 Kb)

      Created: November 1981
      Location: Skilbeni, Balvi distr., Latgalia
      Leader: Em頻ija Pu⺷le
      Number of participants: 13, of them by age:
          younger than 14 years: 2
          from 25 to 44 years: 2
          from 45 to 64 years: 5
          older than 64 years: 4
      and by gender:
          males: 0
          females: 13
      Forms of activity: sing, play roundelays

      Description: The ethnographical ensemble 许ilb鏽i was founded in November 1981 in Skilbeni manor, which had belonged at one time to squire Lebedev. In the building of manor the Village Soviet, library and club were located. In club passed all our rehearsals. So we decided to name also the ensemble 许ilb鏽i. Then there were 8-9 women singing in the ensemble. It was organized by the chief of the club Logina Zigr頳a, but two years later she, because of change of the place of work, left. Since I (Pu⺷le Em頻ija) worked in library in the same building, I began to manage the ensemble. The ensemble began to grow, we were joined by good female voices. I invited also schoolchildren of Rekava secondary school, they participated for a certain time but left after finishing the school.
    In our ensemble there sing folklore narrators with very rich songstocks: Sli疴ne Roz鈒ija, Logina Lucija, Pu⺷le Marija.
    Ensemble 许ilb鏽i has acted on many measures in our farm, our district, our republic. It has visited Valka, Valmiera, Songs hill, participated in Baltica-94, Baltica-97, sung on weddings and funerals.
    In repertoir - labour, wedding, soldier's, joint working songs.

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15'th anniversary of ensemble, 1 May 1997

      Sound sample: Gu颾顃s k镱dze azar (Swan on lake yelled) (1998)
One couplet in AU format (330 Kb)
Full song in MP3 format (427 Kb)

          in Latvian: Velta Supe, Rekava 37-27, p/n 许ilb鏽i, Balvu raj., LV-4587, Latvija
          in English: Velta Supe, Rekava 37-27, p/o Skilbeni, Balvi distr., LV-4587, Latvia
      Phone: (+371) 45-91735

      Date of presenting the information: 17 August 1998

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