Sunday, November 23, 2003

Latvian Folk Songs

Here is a bit of information about Latvian folk songs.

  • Please note that Latvia's president, Vaira Vike-Freiberga, is, not only a woman, but also a serious (early) contributor to the scholarly study of Latvian folk songs. Did anyone say Latvians are backward? Unintellectual? Male chauvinists? Well ... er, ...
  • The web page linked above states that "more than 1.2 million texts and 30,000 melodies have been identified."

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