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Latvian Folk Ensemble of New York, Vol. 2

Latvian Folk Ensemble of New York, Vol. 2

This album, originally released by Monitor Records in the 1960s, presents a collection of Latvian folk music. The recording includes both “primitive” and “civilized” songs and features 16 dances, ballads, work songs, and choral pieces which “depict all aspects of life, in a predominantly rural setting.” The singers are accompanied by Latvian folk instruments, including the kokle, a traditional zither, and a type of flute called the stabule. Liner notes contain background information on the songs and a complete Latvian text of the songs.

Track Listing

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Kalabadi Galdinam (The Table) Latvian Folk Ensemble of New York 3:39
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102
Garais Dancis (The Long Dance) Latvian Folk Ensemble of New York 1:27
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103
Tris Dziesmas Iz Tautas Mutes (Three Folk Songs) Latvian Folk Ensemble of New York 2:18
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104
Kade Parnaksi, Balelin? (When Will You Return?) Latvian Folk Ensemble of New York 2:51
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105
Siena Plava (Hay-making) Latvian Folk Ensemble of New York 2:04
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106
Lakstigala Kroni Pina (The Nightingale) Latvian Folk Ensemble of New York 2:14
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107
Es Ar Sauli Sadereju (The Race) Latvian Folk Ensemble of New York 1:39
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108
Žiga Latvian Folk Ensemble of New York 1:38
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109
Likumu Deja (The Winding Dance) Latvian Folk Ensemble of New York 4:23
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201
Gaismina Ausa (The Dawn) Latvian Folk Ensemble of New York 2:28
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202
Sidrabina Lietinš Lija (Silver Rain) Latvian Folk Ensemble of New York 1:48
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203
Rikšu Beri Es Palaidu (A Suitor's Song) Latvian Folk Ensemble of New York 2:02
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204
Apalais Meness (The Round Moon) Latvian Folk Ensemble of New York 2:02
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205
Lejas Kurzemes Gavilu Balsi Latvian Folk Ensemble of New York 3:20
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206
Noriet Saule (Evening Song) Latvian Folk Ensemble of New York 2:14
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207
Gerbies Saule Sudrabota (The Sun's Suitors) Latvian Folk Ensemble of New York 1:37
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208
Es Redzeju Jurina (I Looked Out on the Sea) Latvian Folk Ensemble of New York 7:58
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