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Review for the festival Baltica'03, Jelgava,
10 November 2002

      In Martin's day, November 10, in Jelgava Museum of History and Arts passed review of ensembles from Zemgalia. The concert began by performance of mummers - "Martin's children".

      Though order of performing was determined by draw, hosts were outside of a competition - Dimzēns acted the first: well sang, well played. However, one song they have accompanied by 4 (!) psalteries, though in folk tradition psaltery is considered as a solo instrument.

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Dreņģeri

      The second performed Dreņģeri from Bauska. Sang well, loudly, however, the second voice sometimes sounded artificialy, resembled to choral.

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Puduris

      Puduris from Dobele frequently sings on funeral, and, as this program met to the subject of the festival - "earth, ground", they have decided to show it on a stage too. It was not bad, but they had problems to sing well some more complex melodies.

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Svitene folklore ensemble

      The participants of Svitene folklore ensemble have standed like to a battle: in many lines, with intervals in half-meter. They have begun by military songs, have finished by linen. Sounded well.

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Vecsaule folklore ensemble

      The performance of Vecsaule folklore ensemble was very heterogeneous - there were some good singers and some who sang out of tune. The group sang wedding songs from Vecsaule neighbourhood. At the end they showed some dances too.

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Rota

      The sixth was folklore ensemble of Dobele Society of Invalids Rota - with vigorous songs about beer. All would be good, but, unfortunately, accordionist played very bad.

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Trejupe

      Trejupe too sang songs about joint work and flax. They sang, played and danced well. Only walking during one song was looked very artificialy.

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Kūrava

      The most farther group was Kūrava from Kuldiga. Though the costumes were diverse (they was from different centuries), the singing sounded well. The soldier's songs were performed with a smack of mysticism, that is typicaly for Kūrava. At the end one gay has shown a dance on crossed sabres.

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Zemgaļi

      Last were Livberze Zemgaļi. The group had a band too - violin, zither and accordion. With its accompaniment were performed all songs, even spiritual.

      Some ensembles also set riddles during the performance, that pleasantly freshed up the concert.

      Songs' recordings from this activity:

      Article: Ansis Ataols Bērziņš, 14 November 2002
      Photos: Ansis Ataols Bērziņš


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