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Written in fRoots issue 346, 2012


VARIOUS ARTISTS
Sviests IV

Lauska CD037 (2011)

This latest useful biennial compilation of the Latvian trad-roots scene, with at its heart chant-like songs, the kokles (Latvian equivalent of Finnish kantele) and bagpipes, shows a growth in muscularity, skill and confidence from the tentativeness of a few years ago.

www.lauska.lv (and hear 24/7 streaming of this kind of music at www.folkradio.lv)


2012 Andrew Cronshaw
 


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