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On forum of non-governemental organizations, Rezekne, 21 August 1998

      Name: Rūta
          meaning: rue (flower)
          recommended transcription in English: Ruta
          approximate pronunciation in English: Ruuta
          Listen pronunciation in AU format (11 Kb)

      Created: 15 January 1984
      Location: Rezekne, Latgalia
      Leader: Margarita Kozlovska
      Number of participants: 23, of them by age:
          younger than 14 years: 3
          from 25 to 44 years: 2
          from 45 to 64 years: 5
          older than 64 years: 13
      and by gender:
          males: 4
          females: 19
      Forms of activity: sing, play music, play roundelays
      Musical instruments: accordion, zither.

      Description: 15 January 1984 the council of retired teachers formed a folklore ensemble under the management of Anita Lipkova. From beginning the ensemble was based at culture house of Rezekne district, but in October 12 it was transferred "under the wing" of the poultry factory. The name have was given to it on 8 January 1985. We liked the Latgalian songs with refrain "rūtoj", therefore we chose the name Rūta. As the collective had grown too big, 23 April 1985 an ensemble of retired teachers separated from us. New participants from the poultry factory came to Rūta. After liquidation of the factory in 1990 the ensemble is patronized by the Rezekne culture house. Leaders have changed also: since 1987 the group has been managed by Inese Pāvula, but since 1993 - by Margarita Kozlovska.
    Rūta actively participates in Rezekne public life: on weddings, funerals, television festivals, calendar holidays - on Shrovetide, George's day, John's day, Michael's day, Anna's day, Martinmas, Christmas. We have give a concert in Rokiskis (Lithuania), participated in festivals Baltica-94, 97, XXII Songs festival, acted in Ventspils, Jurkalne, Vilani.
    Our repertoir depends on the calendar - and the type of arrangement, and consists not only of songs, but also of various inserts, including humoresques. We have gathered about 200 songs: wedding, labour, funeral, patriotic, drastic, Christmas and mummers' songs, Easter, chaffing songs, romances and roundelays.

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Anna's day in Berzgale, 26 July 1998

      Sound sample: Es tev lyudzu, boleleni (I ask you, brother) (1998)
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Full song in MP3 format (623 Kb)

          in Latvian: Margarita Kozlovska, Pļavu 22, Rēzekne, LV-4600, Latvija
          in English: Margarita Kozlovska, Plavu 22, Rezekne, LV-4600, Latvia
      Phone: (+371) 46-72937 (h.), 46-25509 (o.)

      Date of presenting the information: 24 August 1998

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