Latest Sviests 7 folk music anthology released

The latest entry in the bi-yearly Latvian folk music anthology from the record label Lauska – Sviests 7 (LAUSKA CD071) – has been released. As with previous releases, this collects new recordings by many different Latvian folk groups, as well as performances that incorporate or have been inspired by Latvian folk music.

Joining familiar faces such as Laima Jansone, Rūta and Valdis Muktupāvels are newer groups like the dark folk ensemble Rāva, the synthesis of traditional singing with modern elements of Tautumeitas, and the Latvian rap and hip-hop folk artist Misters.

The CD booklet includes brief notes on the songs and ensembles in both English and Latvian.

For further information, please visit the Lauska web site.

 

Track listing:

  1. Pelīte – Tautumeitas
  2. Skan balsīnis rītā agri – Brāļi un māsas
  3. Vilciņš – RTU vīru koris Gaudeamus
  4. Īdona īzona – Elza Rozentāle un Bur Mani feat. DJ Monsta
  5. Pēdējais lībietis – Vārna
  6. Sniegi sniga – Rāva
  7. Kungi mani karā sūta – Laima Jansone un Pēteris Draguns
  8. Žū bērniņ, žū – LEILALI un Rihards Lībietis
  9. Koklītes koklēja – Rūta un Valdis Muktupāvels
  10. Sajāja bramaņi – Stiprās sievas un Raimonds Tiguls
  11. Zīmeņa – Ceidari un Kārlis Kazāks
  12. Sīvi sīvi – Trejasmens
  13. Cipu capu vāverīte – Artemisia Absinthium
  14. Ormans – Jauno Jāņu orķestris
  15. Nospiedumi – Misters
  16. Bebru regejs – Bezgalībieši
  17. Lācīts kāpa ozolā – Teikas muzikanti
  18. Smuks puisits – Skandi
  19. Saimniekdēls – Rahu the Fool
  20. Balāde par pulkvedi – Oskars Jansons
  21. Veļu laiks – Edgars Lipors

Daina Gross is editor of Latvians Online. An Australian-Latvian she is also a member of the Education Board of the World Federation of Free Latvians and the translator into English of various books on industrial history in Latvia.

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