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Ciulba Ciulbutis“Čiulba čiulbutis” is one of the traditional events of the festival “Skamba skamba kankliai” and will occur for the ninth time.
In this concert of soloists and small groups, we will hear how diverse, interesting, and often ornamented, our old songs are. And likewise, we will see the talent of many great and different folklore performers we have in Lithuania. Many of them have grown up in music loving and singing families, inherited a tradition from their grandmother or grandfather, others – discovered a folk song in a folklore ensemble, or studied ethnomusicology.
We will hear Rytis Ambrazevičius, a professor of these fields, as well as a beloved artist, winner of the Lithuanian National Culture and Art Prize, and the most famous folk song performer Veronika Povilionienė. The concert will also feature family duets and soloists and a girls’ quartet prepared by Milda Ričkutė, the enthusiastic leader of the Vilnius University folklore ensemble “Ratilio”, a regular participant in these concerts.
The concert “Čiulba čiulbutis” will take place at Vilnius City Hall. It can be seen in three ways.
🎫 Attend an event with a pre-ticket; free tickets are available here: https://bit.ly/3wi2bTb.
🎥 Watch the live broadcast on the festival’s Facebook and YouTube accounts.
🎞️ You can also see the event on the festival screen in the yard of Vilnius County Adomas Mickevičius Public Library; follow for updates here to get a free ticket.
Ulioja varnu“Ulioja varnu”. Children’s Hour with children’s folklore ensembles and folklore community
Sunday afternoon at the festival “Skamba skamba kankliai” is traditionally dedicated to children and their folklore.
During the event, a new publication will be presented – a folklore collection for children titled “Ulioja varnu”. The concert will introduce ensembles who will present the most beautiful works included in the publication: songs, dances, games and oral folklore.
Among the performers, children’s folklore ensembles and folklore community:
Members of Vilnius St. Joseph School, Folklore Studio “Sodelis” (led by Dalia Vaicenavičienė), Vilnius Duke Gediminas Progymnasium folklore ensemble “Pamedėlis” (led by Lijana Šarkaitė-Viluma), Eglė and Rokas Kašėtos, Vilnius folklore ensemble “Laukis” (led by Lijana Šarkaitė-Viluma).
The concert will be hosted by Damilė Bagdonavičienė.
The event “Ulioja varnu” will take place in the yard of Vilnius County Adomas Mickevičius Public Library. It can be seen in two ways.
🎫 Attend an event with a pre-ticket; free tickets are available here: https://bit.ly/3whPA2g.
🎥 Watch the live broadcast on the festival’s Facebook page.
Moba“Anos šalies svotai” is one of the events of the International Folklore Festival “Skamba skamba kankliai” dedicated to the presentation of foreign folklore.
The female vocal ensemble “Moba”, founded in Belgrade in 1993, is one of the rare professional groups in Serbia which perform exclusively rural folk songs in the traditional manner, without any attempt of stylization. Songs are learned, in the first place, from the field recordings of village singing and from transcriptions. The materials are also taken from the published recordings, archives, and from personal field recordings.
The group performs Serbian rural songs from all geographic areas where Serbs live, or where they used to live (until the recent war events and migrations); that is to say, the territory of Serbia (including Kosovo, Metohija, and Vojvodina), Bosnia, Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Hungary, Romania, and Macedonia.
Members of the ensemble are born and raised in urban surroundings. They are ethnomusicologists, ethnologists, linguists, a professional dancer, and students of ethnomusicology. The leaders of the group are also renowned vocal pedagogues in the country and abroad.
The concert “Anos šalies svotai” will be available in two ways.
🎥 Watch the broadcast on the festival’s Facebook page.
🎞️ You can also see the event on the festival screen in the yard of Vilnius County Adomas Mickevičius Public Library; get a free ticket here: https://bit.ly/3tZKtCp.
Laumių monaiOn the last Saturday night of May, Vilnius Town Hall will fill with the charms of laumės. ✨
Laumės are Lithuanian mythological creatures, of an intrinsic dual nature: they can be both beautiful and terrifying, charitable and cruel, mundane and divine. 🌬 These goddesses have been deeply studied by Lithuanian archaeologist, anthropologist and archaeomythology pioneer Marija Gimbutienė. Marking the 100th anniversary of this remarkable scientist, Vilnius University folklore ensemble Ratilio is introducing a new programme "Laumių monai" (eng. The Charms of Laumės). 💐
The concert is part of the International Folklore Festival "Skamba Skamba Kankliai".
The core of the programme consists of ancient Lithuanian tales about laumės, which have been enriched with personal experiences and unique dialects of the members of the ensemble, shining a new light onto mythical stories. 💬 The programme is adorned with traditional songs and improvisations on traditional instruments. 🎵
 🎫 Attend an event with a pre-ticket; free tickets are available here: (REGISTRATION HAS ENDED) 
🎥 Watch the live broadcast on the festival’s Facebook and YouTube accounts.
🎞️ You can also see the event on the festival screen in the yard of Vilnius County Adam Mickiewicz Public Library; (TICKET)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Saucejas“Anos šalies svotai” is one of the events of the International Folklore Festival “Skamba skamba kankliai” dedicated to the presentation of foreign folklore.
Saucējas – traditional singing group from the Latvian Academy of Culture, born in 2003. Its members are interested in the styles and techniques of traditional Latvian singing, paying special attention to the traditions of polyphonic singing. The band’s repertoire ranges from archaic polyphony, such as bourdon singing, to a variety of subsequent polyphonic singing genres related to traditional yearly, family celebrations, daily life, and various household chores.
As they expand their repertoire, performers examine archival recordings and also take part in folk expeditions, taking over the tradition directly from its performers. Group members are also interested in the contexts of singing, the attitudes of individual singers towards singing and songs.
The group participates in various festivals in Latvia and abroad (Italy, Austria, Slovenia, Georgia, Poland, etc.).
The band has released a number of albums: “Saucējas” (2007), “Dziediet, meitas, vokorā” (2012), “Saucējas: en concert a Paris” (2014), “Trīci, munu ustabeņi!” (2015), “Dabā (In Nature)” (2021).
The concert “Anos šalies svotai” will be available in two ways.
🎥 Watch the live broadcast on the festival’s Facebook and YouTube accounts.
🎞️ You can also see the event on the festival screen in the yard of Vilnius County Adomas Mickevičius Public Library; get a free ticket here: https://bit.ly/3wdEI5t.
LaukisAukšti kalneliai. Concert of Suvalkija folklore
“Aukšti kalneliai” is one of the events of the International Folklore Festival “Skamba skamba kankliai”, where the traditional folklore of Suvalkija will be played.
In this concert, Vilnius folklore ensemble Laukis, led by ethnomusicologist Lijana Šarkaitė-Viluma, will perform folklore pieces, collected and written in 2017 in Šakiai district. The program prepared by the ensemble reveals the folklore legacy transmitted by the people today, which opens up the beauty of the especially calm and restrained songs typical of this region. A large part of the songs to be played at the concert was written from Teresė Matusevičiūtė (1936–2020), a performer of bright memory, who sang about 200 songs, and performed a number of other folklore works.
Instrumental melodies, played on violins, kanklės, harmonica, will reflect the diversity of polkas that dominate the repertoire of Suvalkian musicians. Between the performance of musical folklore we will also hear some narrative and small folklore works.
The concert “Aukšti kalneliai” will take place at Vilnius City Hall. It can be seen in three ways.
🎫 Attend an event with a pre-ticket; free tickets are available here: https://bit.ly/3hw9bHZ.
🎥 Watch the live broadcast on the festival’s Facebook and YouTube accounts.
🎞️ You can also see the event on the festival screen in the yard of Vilnius County Adam Mickiewicz Public Library; tickets will be available later.
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