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Folklore group of Varaklani culture house

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The Song holiday of the Vidzeme suburb of Riga in the Ethnographical museum, May 1995

      Name: Klāni
          meaning: marshy meadows (Varaklani borders with Lubana marshy meadows)
          recommended transcription in English: Klani
          approximate pronunciation in English: Klaani
          Listen pronunciation in AU format (10 Kb)

      Created: 1 March 1989
      Location: Varaklani, Madona distr., Latgalia
      Leader: Zinaida Raģele
      Number of participants: 19, of them by age:
          younger than 14 years: 6
          from 14 to 24 years: 4
          from 25 to 44 years: 2
          from 45 to 64 years: 2
          older than 64 years: 5
      and by gender:
          males: 0
          females: 19
      Forms of activity: sing, play music, play roundelays
      Musical instruments: accordion, zither, violin, devil drum.

      Description: The folklore group was founded on 1 March 1989, during the national revival. The first performance was held at the consecration of the Latvian flag in Varaklani 25.03.1989.
    The repertoir we select along our needs. From our grandmothers we collect songs, roundelays, legends about our native region. Each year we prepare a program Easter, the Mother's day, Christmas, John's day and other holidays.
    We have performed in our - Madona district, in Rezekne, Jekabpils, Aluksne districts, in Daugavpils, Ventspils, Tukums. We have participated in Baltica festivals in Riga. In 1998 we are visited the Anyksciai district of Lithuania.
    The group acts in costumes made by participants themselves.

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In Madona, Shrovetide 1995

      Sound sample: Skan mežeņis reitā agri (Sounds the forest in the early morning) (1998)
One couplet in AU format (267 Kb)
Full song in MP3 format (607 Kb)

          in Latvian: Zinaida Raģele, Krustpils 53, Varakļāni, Madonas raj., LV-4838, Latvija
          in English: Zinaida Ragele, Krustpils 53, Varaklani, Madona distr., LV-4838, Latvia
      Phone: (+371) 48-66532

      Date of presenting the information: 22 August 1998

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