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Folklore dance group

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Easter measure

      Name: Sudmaliņas
          meaning: name of a popular Latvian dance (literal translation - mill)
          recommended transcription in English: Sudmalinas
          approximate pronunciation in English: Sudmalingas
          Listen pronunciation in AU format (15 Kb)

      Created: 20 January 1975
      Location: Valka, Vidzeme
      Leader: Skaidra Smeltere
      Number of participants: 23, of them by age:
          younger than 14 years: 4
          from 14 to 24 years: 4
          from 25 to 44 years: 14
          from 45 to 64 years: 1
      and by gender:
          males: 11
          females: 12
      Forms of activity: sing, play music, dance (basically), play roundelays
      Musical instruments: kokle (psaltery), pipe, guimbarde, bagpipe, violin, zither, accordion, squeeze box.

      Description: Already 20 years in Valka (North Vidzeme) the dance group Sudmaliņas is acting. During this period of time we have danced a lot and have participated in many actions in Latvia and abroad - in Estonia, Russia, Belorussia, Bashkiria, Germany and Holland.
    We dance folk dances from various regions of Latvia, but special attention we give to Vidzeme dances. We not only dance them, but also with pleasure try to teach them to others.

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Day of handicraftsmen in Valka

      Sound sample: Polka (Lustīgais) (Polka (Merry One)) (1998)
One couplet in AU format (308 Kb)
Full song in MP3 format (178 Kb)

          in Latvian: Skaidra Smeltere, Rīgas 42, Valka, LV-4700, Latvija
          in English: Skaidra Smeltere, Rigas 42, Valka, LV-4700, Latvia
      Phone: (+371) 47-24038

      Date of presenting the information: 31 August 1998

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