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Men group
Vilki


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Riga, 2002

      Name: Vilki
          meaning: wolves
          recommended transcription in English: Vilki
          approximate pronunciation in English: Vilki
          Listen pronunciation in AU format (26 Kb)

      Created: 5 November 1992
      Location: Riga
      Leader: Edgars Lipors
      Number of participants: 9, of them by age:
          from 25 to 44 years: 9
      and by gender:
          males: 9
      Forms of activity: sing, play music
      Musical insruments: kokle (psaltery), pipe, monochord, bagpipes, trumpet, drum, accordion.

      Description: Already for ten years we are known as the men group Vilki, however, our beginning can be found in 80-ties. We are the unique Latvian folklore group, who basically sing soldiers songs.
    The participants of group knows also ancient crafts: they make musical instruments, forge adornments and weapons.
    We are often invited to perform in schools, on holidays, to participate in festivals. We have travelled around all Latvia, acted many times in Lithuania and Germany.
    At concerts we not only sing and show ancient soldier's rituals, but also we can enable spectators to participate in competitions. We can play in dance parties too.

      Sound sample: Lai bij' grūti, kam bij' grūti (It was hard to be a war horse) (2002)
One couplet in AU format (407 Kb)
Full song in MP3 format (645 Kb)

      Address:
          in Latvian: Edgars Lipors, Rostokas 26-16, Rīga, LV-1029, Latvija
          in English: Edgars Lipors, Rostokas 26-16, Riga, LV-1029, Latvia
      Phone: (+371) 2-9177214
      E-mail: gundars.kalnins_N@N_vilki.lv, edgars.lipors_N@N_vilki.lv
      Home page: http://www.vilki.lv/

      Date of presenting the information: 22 October 2002, 29 May 2007


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