Sviests churning events


To tune into the Ethno-Festival „SVIESTS 2018” that will take place in Valmiermuiža on 16th June, we are offering a number of SVIESTS* churning events to introduce different facets of folkmusic and learn more about this year’s festival theme – the Baltic tribes.

*= Sviests – butter


Leila Alijeva // Foto : Helēna Spridzāne


SAMTAINĀ TUMSA (Velvety darkness) are unusual, different lullabies of the soul. Ancient songs with an unheard sound and interpretation, that cradle, soothe and console the soul, taking big and small deep deep within – to the most truthful self. Lullabies as the threshold between wake and sleep, between reality and dreams, between adulthood and childhood. Leila Alijeva says: These are songs that lull you into an ancient state of trance, when the borderline between the inner and the outer self becomes fragile and the usually invisible comes to light. Lullabies have always been an instrument to comfort people into peace and love, offering the feeling of safety and refuge, inspiring us to unite with our deepest inner world.

Velvety Darkness

13.04.18 at noon 20.00