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A jam from London “Kokļu Zapte”

Autors: ELKS | Datums: 08/03/2015


The band “Kokļu Zapte” has been mentioned in history books since spring 2012 when Baiba asked Aivars if he can teach her to play kokle. It was in the annual London Latvian Choir evening when playing Kalnu dziesmu (Mountain Song) Aivars inspired a couple of choir members to learn to play kokle, or in some cases to start again.  These enthusiasts meet up before choir rehersals in London Latvian house bar, at someone’s home or if the weather is good in a park, improvising or playing their favourite Latvian traditional songs. Good company, well tuned kokles and splendid Latvian beer is the recipe for the perfect Zapte (jam). Improvisation is is the key element in this band that allows total beginners and experienced kokle players to join and have fun.


"In song we met, in song let us celebrate!"

A. Jērums


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