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Sutartinių koncertasAukseliu lingo, perlaliu mirgo. Concert of sutartinės
On Friday evening, St. Catherine’s Church will be filled with sutartinės (Lithuanian polyphonic songs) singing, accompanied with instrumental sounds of kanklės, skudučiai, daudytė and horns.
Sharp seconds, combined with bright rhythmic accents, alternate with softer consonances and a steady flow of time, immersing the listener in complete calmness. Constantly repeating magic sound-words will help to weave these different colors of music into one harmonious flow.
Sutartinės can be listened and enjoyed in two ways: with one’s eyes closed – immersing in a state of rest, distancing from everyday worries, disturbances, and noise, as if moving to another space; with one’s eyes opened – admiring geometric patterns of sutartinės performers’ sounds, moves and behavior.
Experienced singers called “Trys keturiose”, famous for their unique and real good “beating” of voices, will be supported by the youthful voices of the Vilnius University folklore ensemble “Ratilio”, and guests from Kaunas, the group of sutartinės singers “Gaudė”.
The concert “Aukseliu lingo, perlaliu mirgo” will take place at St. Catherine's Church. It can be seen in three ways.
🎫 Attend an event with a pre-ticket; free tickets are available here: https://bit.ly/2S3wNcc.
🎥 Watch the live broadcast on the festival’s Facebook account.
🎞️ You can also see the event on the festival screen in the yard of Vilnius County Adomas Mickevičius Public Library; free ticket available here: https://bit.ly/3bFdnRN.
Paroda1Exhibition of weaver Aldona Valkauskienė’s folk-art pieces
Two folk-art exhibitions will be opened during the International Folklore Festival "Skamba skamba kankliai". One of them is a personal exhibition of weaver Aldona Valkauskienė’s pieces. It will take place at Marijos ir Jurgio Šlapelių namas-muziejus from 28 May to 13 June.
A. Valkauskienė was born in 1945 in Kaišiadorys district, Dijokiškės village. Five sisters and a brother grew up in the large family of Pranė and Pranas Morkūnai. Aldona‘s mother was a good weaver and taught this craft all her daughters. Instead of studying at university, Aldona chose the path of a weaver because this was more heart-pleasing to her. In addition, she not only enjoyed weaving but also succeeded. Aldona, following in the footsteps of her grandmother and mother, also taught her daughters and granddaughter how to weave, and this is already the fifth generation of the family of weavers.
The weaver participates in regional and republican folk-art exhibitions in Lithuania and abroad. She has held several personal exhibitions and won the diploma of the best folk master of Kaunas county. She exhibits her fabrics and sells them at international festivals and folk-art fairs.
A large group of Lithuanians and foreigners, including the President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė, wears her woven scarves, appreciating the careful handwork of the weaver.
Pasidainavimų“Pasidainavimų vakaras” is an evening of traditional Lithuanian songs.
Vilnius folklore ensembles have chosen the sweetest and loudest songs from their wide repertoire and will invite the audience to sing together. This year, however, we will sing remotely - the ensembles' performances will be broadcast online.
The songs will be performed by the following folklore ensembles: “Jorė”, “Labingis”, “Ratilio”, “Laukis”, “Nalšia”, “Poringės”, “Spalgena”, “Kadagys”, “Rasoda”, “Virvytė”, “Versmė”, “Ūla”, “Želmuo”, “Srauna”, “Radasta”.
A booklet of songs will be prepared for the event, which can be downloaded online.
🎥 The event will be broadcast on the festival's Facebook page. 
 
Baigiamasis“Jau sutema temela” is the final concert of the International Folklore Festival “Skamba skamba kankliai”, which will spectacularly finalize the event with traditional instrumental music and songs performed by Vilnius folklore ensembles and soloists:
• Toma Grašytė-Jegelevičienė;
• Rytis Ambrazevičius;
• Sutartinės performers group “Trys keturiose”;
• Vilnius folklore ensemble “Visi”;
• Folklore ensemble “Vilnelė”;
• Vilnius folklore ensemble “Dijūta”;
• Vilnius Culture Center folklore ensemble “Jorė”;
• Vilnius folklore ensemble “Nalšia”;
• Vilnius folklore ensemble “Poringės”;
• Vilnius folklore ensemble “Ūla”;
• Instrumental folklore group “Ratilai”.
The concert “Jau sutema temela” will take place at Vilnius County Adomas Mickevičius Public Library. Available to see in two ways.
🎫 Attend an event with a pre-ticket; get a free ticket here: https://bit.ly/3u3aYqE.
🎥 Watch the live broadcast on the festival’s Facebook page.
Archyvai 1“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!
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The Lithuanian Folklore Archive of the Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore is the largest and oldest repository of folklore in Lithuania, with a rich sound library and photo library. At the end of the last century, the collection of video library also began.
The oldest manuscript dates back to 1800, photo – 1907. The first audio recordings were made on rollers in 1908, on records in 1935, on magnetic tapes in 1952, and the oldest video in 1972.
During the event, the head of the Lithuanian folklore archive dr. Austė Nakienė will present the history of the archive, demonstrate the material stored and invite you to get to know the activities of the archive better.
The host of the event – Albinas Plėšnys.
The event will be available on festival’s Facebook page.
Archyvai 4“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!
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Since 1976, the Folklore Laboratory of the Department of Philology, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, has been accumulating unique material collected by students during dialectological and folklore practice in Klaipėda region, Samogitia, and other regions of Lithuania, as well as scientific and methodological literature, and various folk music instruments.
The archives of the Curonian Spit language and ethnic culture of the Curonian Spit contain publications, manuscripts, iconography, films and filmed material of expeditions, audio recordings and their deciphered texts, and other documents. The documents record the period from the 16th century until the the 60s of the 20th century, when the absolute majority of the autochthons left the country.
During the event, the material stored in the archives will be demonstrated and the folklore archives of Klaipėda region will be introduced. The activities of the archive will be presented by Klaipeda University associate professor, dr. Lina Petrošienė.
The event will be available on festival’s Facebook page.
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