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On the Holiday of Krišjānis Barons street, Riga, 1995

      Name: Zūriņ
          meaning: Zurians (inhabitants of Zuras)
          recommended transcription in English: Zurin
          approximate pronunciation in English: Zuuring
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      Created: 10 September 1993
      Location: Zuras, Varve parish, Ventspils distr., Kurland
      Leader: Anda Fišere
      Number of participants: 17, of them by age:
          younger than 14 years: 2
          from 14 to 24 years: 12
          from 25 to 44 years: 3
      and by gender:
          males: 3
          females: 14
      Forms of activity: sing, play roundelays
      Musical instruments: squeeze box.

      Description: Zūriņ was founded in 1993 at Zuras agricultural school under direction of teacher Austra Čepeļevska to perform songs, dance games and dances which have been written down in Zuras area, and to search new.
    In 1996 Zuras agricultural school was closed, but the ensemble did not want to stop its existence, although at first there was not neither place for rehearsals nor a constant sponsor. Eventually the collective has sheltered by the parish council. Since 1997 the ensemble is lead by Anda Fišere.
    Zūriņ has participated in festivals Pulkā eimu, pulkā teku since 1994, in festivals Baltica-94, Baltica-97 in Latvia and Baltica-95 in Estonia. The ensemble actively participates in measures of calendar holidays in Varve and nearby parishes and also in Ventspils town.

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In the festival Pulkā eimu, pulkā teku, Riga, 1996

          in Latvian: Anda Fišere, Kuldīgas 23-39, Ventspils, LV-3600, Latvija
          in English: Anda Fisere, Kuldigas 23-39, Ventspils, LV-3600, Latvia
      Phone: (+371) 36-22859

      Date of presenting the information: 27 July 1998

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