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Folklore group

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With narrator from Berzpils - Broņislava Martuževa, Lubana, springtime 1996

      Name: Krauklēnieši
          meaning: Krauklinians
          recommended transcription in English: Kraukleniesi
          approximate pronunciation in English: Kraukleenieshi
          Listen pronunciation in AU format (20 Kb)

      Created: 10 August 1990
      Location: Kraukli, Madona distr., Vidzeme
      Leader: Baiba Putniņa
      Number of participants: 14, of them by age:
          from 14 to 24 years: 3
          from 25 to 44 years: 1
          from 45 to 64 years: 6
          older than 64 years: 4
      and by gender:
          males: 3
          females: 11
      Forms of activity: sing, play music, play roundelays

      Description: 10 August 1990 in Kraukli under the initiative of Zinaīda Sukure-Dekšņa, a TV director, a collective of the Latvian Foundation of Culture Krauklēnieši was founded. It consists of a historical, weaver's and folklore groups. The folklore group is supervised by Maija Poiša helped by Dace Koļesņikova.
    Since 1992 the folklore group is managed by the assistant of the Latvian folklore depository Baiba Putniņa. During the recent years the group is basically interpreting the folklore of Kraukli and Cesvaine area from mouths of the old-timers, and from recordings of folklore expeditions. Programs are created for John's day, for Cristmas, Shrovetide, Easter; soldier songs and funeral songs programs have also been prepared.
    Krauklēnieši have participated in three Baltica festivals in Riga, performed in Madona district and outside it - in Riga, Barta, Jaunlaicene, Salacgriva.

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Beer evening, Cesvaine, 22 June 1997

      Sound sample: Dziedāt māku, doncōt māku (To sing I am able, to dance I am able) (1998)
One couplet in AU format (388 Kb)
Full song in MP3 format (563 Kb)

          in Latvian: Baiba Putniņa, Kalna 3, Cesvaine, Madonas raj., LV-4871, Latvija
          in English: Baiba Putnina, Kalna 3, Cesvaine, Madona distr., LV-4871, Latvia
      Phone: (+371) 48-52585

      Date of presenting the information: 20 August 1998

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