April 04, 2012
Laima Jansone has rocketed to popularity in Latvia because of her expert and unusual kokles artistry. A new music video, “Zalktis: Vortex of Living Energy,” features Jansone playing an 11-string Latgallian kokles. Jansone is a graduate of the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music and also studied at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. In late 2010, Jansone released Sidrabs, a compact disc and DVD featuring her kokles improvization and the videography of Olafs Okonovs. For further information on Jansone, visit her website www.laimajansone.com, her MySpace page, or her page on the draugiem.lv social networking portal. More of her videos may be viewed on YouTube.