How did traditional music sound long ago and how does it sound today? We invite you to learn some new songs
from the Digital Archives of Latvian Folklore and sing, record, arrange, compose, and upload your own ‘cover versions’
to the Archive’s audio collection.
The selection of recordings complied for this campaign includes a rich variety of songs in terms of content, style,
origin, and language –everyday songs and mythological songs, joyful songs and sorrowful songs, folk songs and
popular songs in Latvian, Livonian, Belarussian, Russian, and Romani. All regions of Latvia, as well as Latvian
villages in Siberia and Bashkiria are represented in the selection. The oldest recordings were made in the
1920s and 30s, and the newest are from the beginning of the 21st century.