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Presentation of the book “Lithuanian-Latvian Musical-Cultural Communication in the Soviet Era in Places of Political Prison and Exile”

Presentation of the book “Lithuanian-Latvian Musical-Cultural Communication in the Soviet Era in Places of Political Prison and Exile”

Presentation of the the two-part book “Lithuanian-Latvian Musical-Cultural Communication in the Soviet Era in Places of Political Prison and Exile” published by the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre at the end of 2020. Gaila Kirdienė‘s monograph “Brotherhood and Unity” (first book) reveals the image of informal communication between Lithuanians and Latvians in prisons and exile in 1941–1952 and later: from a sense of community and common music, dance, traditional holidays to consolidation camps for freedom, personal as well as of all three Baltic States. The second book “Songs of Vorkuta” prepared by Daiva Vyčinienė reveals not only the way of life of Janis Lycytis, but also the whole situation of repression of Latvian musicians and making music during the years of Soviet occupation. For the first time, the Lycytis collection and a CD containing 29 songs from this collection are released.

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Program

14:40–15:00 – Registration (Zoom platform: https://liedm.zoom.us/j/8518246786?pwd=dGYySWkxSm8rdTJCRmNtRVJZRERDQT09)

15:00–15:05 – Welcoming speech of the LMTA Vice Rector for Science assoc. prof. dr. Judita Žukienė

15:05–15:10 – Songs performed by ensemble “Tatato”

15:10–15:20 – Reviewer of the book prof. habil. dr. Alvydas Butkus (Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas)

15:20–15:35 – Reviewer of the book prof. dr. Laimutė Baluodė (Universities of Riga and Helsinki)

15:35–15:37 – Latvian song “Tek saulīte jauka” (1958)

15:37–16:00 – Assoc. prof. dr. Gaila Kirdienė (Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre)

16:00–16:05 – Helmī and Julgī Stalte (ensemble “Skandinieki”, Latvia)

16:05–16:10 – Veronika Povilionienė

16:10–16:20 – Rūta Līcīte (Museum of Writing and Music, Riga)

16:20–16:25 – Two solo songs: Toma Grašytė, Žygimantas Matusevičius (ensemble “Ritingo”)

16:25–16:45 – Prof. habil. dr. Daiva Vyčinienė (Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre)

16:45–16:50 – Song performed by Vilums family (ensemble “Laukis”)

16:50–16:55 – Translator of the book from Latvian language dr. Lilija Kudirkienė (Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore)

16:55–17:00 – Songs performed by ensemble “Tatato”

17:00–17:40 – Discussion

Hosts of the event: musicologist Laimutė Ligeikaitė and composer assoc. prof. dr. Mārtiņš Viļums (Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theater)

Professors and students of ethnomusicology at the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music will be also taking part.

Supporters: Lithuanian Council for Culture, NordTrad