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Folklore and experimental archeological group

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Baltika 2006, Kuldiga, 10 July 2006

      Name: Trejasmens
          meaning: Threeblade
          recommended transcription in English: Trejasmens
          approximate pronunciation in English: Treyasmens
          Listen pronunciation in AU format (15 Kb)

      Created: 21 September 2000
      Location: Ropazhi, Livland
      Leader: Andrejs Planders, Pēteris Lukaševičs
      Number of participants: 14, of them by age:
          from 14 to 24 years: 10
          from 25 to 44 years: 14
      and by gender:
          males: 9
          females: 5
      Forms of activity: sing, play music, dance
      Musical instruments: bag-pipe, kokle (psaltery), pipes, hornpipe, drum, guimbarde.

      Description: Folklore and experimental archeological group Trejasmens was founded in Ropaži on September 21, 2000. That was the anniversary of Saules Battle (The Sun Battle). The group obtained the status of a society in 2003. As the basis of our activities we can define the research and reconstruction of the armament , lifestyle and mental values of warriors from the Latvian history of the Late Iron Age. It includes the imitation of archeological clothes of the mentioned period. Each member of Trejasmens has its own set of clothes connected with the deffinite century and territory.
    The groups sing ancient warrior songs, although such folk songs which could be dated to the researched period are very few; therefore we sing the songs of recruits, Latvian riflemen and legionnaires as well. As the greatest part of the group members come from Ropaži vicinity which is an ancient Livonian territory, we have the Livonian songs, annual tradition songs and mythological songs in our repertory. Besides we perform ancient warrior games and dances, as well as we show ancient rituals.
    We have taken part in many medieval festivals in all Baltic states performing songs, games, and ancients fights, but the most important folklore events are the following: Baltica-2003 and 2006, Baltijas Saule starting from 2002, Pulka eimu, pulka teku, at the same time we have performed in many schools, clubs and on open-air stages throughout Latvia.

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In Ropazhi, 9 July 2005

      Sound sample: Bāliņ, bāliņ (Brother, brother) (2003)
Full song in MP3 format (526 Kb)

          in Latvian: Pēteris Lukaševičs, Ozolu 12, Tumšupe, Ropažu pag., Rīgas raj., LV-2135, Latvija
          in English: Peteris Lukasevics, Ozolu 12, Tumshupe, Ropazhi parish, Riga distr., LV-2135, Latvia
      Phone: (+371) 26070266 (Pēteris Lukaševičs), (+371) 28603018 (Andrejs Planders)
      E-mail: (Pēteris Lukaševičs), (Andrejs Planders)

      Date of presenting the information: 4 February 2007

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