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“The Suiti Wedding” ethnographic show

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“The Suiti Wedding” ethnographic show

The Suiti wedding customs are the part of the Suiti heritage best known. In Latvia, the rich wedding traditions of the Suiti community were demonstrated for the wider audience in the Latvian film “Dzimtene sauc. Kāzas Alsungā” (Motherland calling. Wedding in Alsunga) (1935). The director of the film was Aleksandrs Rusteiķis. The leading roles of […]

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Drone festival

The scientific term for the typical Suiti “aeeeeeeooooooh” singing by females is drone singing (in Latvian – burdons). Drone singing is one of the most ancient traditional types of polyphonic music (both vocal and instrumental). It traces back to the pre-Christian culture period and still exists and is practiced in Baltics, Balkan countries, the Carpathian […]