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Rota dancers in the Renceni Culture house

      Name: Rota
          meaning: trinket
          recommended transcription in English: Rota
          approximate pronunciation in English: Ruota
          Listen pronunciation in AU format (20 Kb)

      Created: 18 November 1985
      Location: Renceni, Valmiera distr., Livland
      Leaders: Irena Garais
      Number of participants: 25, of them by age:
          from 25 to 44 years: 2
          from 45 to 64 years: 16
          older than 64 years: 7
      and by gender:
          males: 9
          females: 16
      Forms of activity: sing, play music, dance, play roundelays
      Musical insruments: accordion, zither, violin, drum, devil drum and other pulsatile instruments.

      Symbolics: Logotype of the folklore ensemble Rota.
    The logotype (9Kb)

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Musicians of the group at Folk musicians fest in Borkova, 5 August 2006

      Description: We sing and dance on all four solstices, we celebrate Latvian holidays, we take part in baptism, weddings, funeral. We have traditional masks.
    We have participated in all international festivals Baltica in Riga, performed in Hungary, Austria, Italy, Lithuania, Russia, Slovakia.
    Folk songs, roundelays, dances and music became an integral part of our life.

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Christmas mummery, 2006

      Sound samples:
Man pazuda kumeliņš (My horse was lost) (2007)
Full song in MP3 format (457 Kb)
Tur, kur Pērse čalo (There Perse purl) (2007)
Full song in MP3 format (641 Kb)
Purvi, purvi, meži, meži (Bogs, bogs, forests, forests) (2007)
Full song in MP3 format (250 Kb)

          in Latvian: Irēna Garais, Alejas iela 4, Rencēni, Rencēnu pag., Valmieras raj., LV-4232, Latvija
          in English: Irena Garais, Alejas str. 4, Renceni, Valmiera distr., LV-4232, Latvia
      Phone: (+371) 2-9225392

      Date of presenting the information: 26 February 2007

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03 September 2018

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