“Archives Opens” is a series of events dedicated to the Year of Archives, which will take place during the International Folklore Festival “Skamba skamba kankliai”.
Lithuania has a rich history of folklore collecting, the material of which is stored in various archives. Representatives of folklore archives will help to “open” them up, will introduce their activities and the materials stored in the archives. What’s in there? How is folklore collected and preserved? Where to look for archival records? We invite you to listen to conversations and get to know the treasures of folklore! ___
The collection of the Musical Folklore Archive of the Ethnomusicology Department of the Science Center of the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theater started in 1950, when folk singers were invited to record in the conservatory sound library. During the expeditions, the songs were originally recorded by listening, and from 1958 onwards – using portable tape recorders. The archive currently contains a large collection of photographs, videos and audio recordings.
During the event, the activities of the Musical Folklore Archive will be presented by Varsa Liutkutė-Zakarienė, Head of the Department of Ethnomusicology. The audio and video material stored in the archive will be shown, and the founders and patrons of the archive will be remembered.
The event will be available on festival’s Facebook page.
Tarptautinis folkloro festivalis „Skamba skamba kankliai" - kasmetinis autentiškojo folkloro festivalis, vykstantis gegužės mėnesį Vilniuje.
International Folk Festival "Skamba skamba kankliai" is an annual festival of authentic traditional music held every May in Vilnius.