Daina Zalāne


Phone +371 2915 6686

E-Mail lauska@lauska.lv

KMC “Lauska” Head of the Board, Bookkeeping, Project Management

Daina Zalāne (b. Zvidriņa) born in Germany, lived in Bremen and graduated from the Latvian Gymnasium in Münster/Westf. Moved to Latvia in 1994, studied at the Latvian Academy of Culture Intercultural Relations between Latvia and Great Britain. Received an MA in Arts Management at City University in London, U.K. Translates both oral and written Latvian German English.

From 2001 to 2006 worked at the Latvian National Opera in the International Relations and Development department, in 2005 moved to the Production department. Since 2006 worked at the Commercial department of an international construction company. In 2010 founds her own company SIA “Jumala” that provides consultancies in project management and bookkeeping for arts and nongovernmental organizations. Sings at the folklore group “Savieši”.

Juris Zalāns


Phone +371 2956 6995

E-Mail juris@lauska.lv


Project management, publishing

Studied at the Faculty of History and Philosophy of the Latvian University, graduated in 1995 with a Bachelor’s degree.

From 1989 to 1990 worked as elementary school teacher in the Latvian village “Lejas Bulāna” in Siberia, Russia. Co-founder of the Latvian Anthropologists Association and participant in several oral history projects. Co-founder of a number of NGOs. Long term experience in project writing and music management as well as publishing of music recordings, books, magazines and other printed material. Many years worked as project manager at the publishing company N.I.M.S.

Since 2009 works at the museum and research centre “Latvians Abroad” www. lapamuzejs.lv

Kaspars Bārbals


Phone +37128376398

E-Mail studija@lauska.lv


Sound engineer and head of recording Studio “Lauska”.

Creative leader of bagpipes and drums group “Auļi” participant at pagan metal group “Skyforger”. Plays the kokle, flute, but mainly bagpipes. In 2007 he establishes his own recording studio “Lauska”, where most of the recordings released by “Lauskas” are recorded and produced. Participant in many musical projects.