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#mindpower: Rainis and Aspazija end their video journey in Romania

With the end of the first Latvian Presidency of the EU Council, the half-year-long trip through Europe of the #mindpower short film project dedicated to the 150th anniversary of Latvian poets Rainis...

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Whistlers

I'm a potter in the fifth generation and I've been making these little whistles since I was little, since I can remember myself. Every bird turns out differently so I can surely say that each bird has its own song.

You can find svilpaunieks in an old tale. Nobody knows how it has started and when it will end. When you blow the svilpaunieks, you can hear that once upon a time… and now it's your turn to continue the tale because the magic whistle is in your hands!

I create things that are practical and unpractical from different ceramic materials. Svilpaunieks belongs to practical ones, of course, as it can sing and make people smile. I wish everyone to have each day full of happiness and new experiences!

Latvians see birds as messengers. A lark calls to weddings, a tomtit brings news from soldiers, a nightingale wakes the ploughmen in spring mornings, an oriole is the herald of rain but a corncrake foresees rye harvest. Let it bring the message you're expecting!

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