"Laiksne" 10'th anniversary,
Riga, 21 November 2003
Yes, youth ensembles of the first half of 90-ties became older, we already
celebrate ten years anniversaries... For me it is more difficult to write about
them - it's my generation and all those ten years passed behind me, they are
dear to me. Were they prolific and happy? Who knows...
The concert was conducted by a Taurupean Tom Treiberg - conducted pleasantly
and relaxedly; however, sometimes some words sliped, but it is not a lack
in her young age.
Laiksne in such staff was ten years ago
The concert was a retrospection of different staffs of the group. The first
two songs sang the initial staff - 11 women and girls.
In the ensemble singed lads too...
Then Maris Jekabson has joined the group. At her singing it was possible
to hear a lack of practice - he sang a little bit false and too fast. But
the playing on a bag-pipe was well.
Together with the producer of the album A cuckoo called Maris Muktupavel
In continuation the group has showed repertoir of its three albums: they sang
songs with participation of musicians, who are not participants of the ensemble.
In the new album is used a mandoline too
In the program of the new album I being young was felt, that this
time the group accented a playing and improvisations on instruments.
It looks that the ensemble is going to work in this direction henceforth
Between songs passed a competition - Tom put questions about Laiksne,
and people was able by correct answers to collect points for purchase of the
new disc for a partial price or even free-of-charge.
The dancing was cheerful
After the concert the hosts have invited guests to a table with various
wines, pretzels and other viands. Now started to play a younger generation,
basically - participants of ensembles
Visi vēji. The dances were very cheerful. The musicians played well,
but, unfortunately, this generation has a tendency to play all music very fast,
therefore some dances were indigestible. However, the young people had
a "spark" of true musicians: even when dancers broke up to their homes, the
musicians continued to play with burning eyes - just for a pleasure.
Article: Ansis Ataols Bērziņš, 4 December 2003
Photos: Ansis Ataols Bērziņš