The folk songs of the Ludza Estonians form a unique part of Latgale’s diverse cultural history and are as important a part of the heritage of southern Estonian folklore. They contain unique elements of archaic Balto-Finnic speech as well as the ludza dialect of Estonian. Some of the Balto-Finnic folk songs sung by the Ludza Estonians have also preserved archaic forms of Finnish and Karelian words.
This album of folklore group „Ilža” from Cibla, bring new life to the musical heritage of the Ludza Estonians.
Book in Latvian and English 48 p. with CD