Genres:Specialty - Polka, World - Eastern European
Dainava means “Land of Songs”. The group was founded in 1977 in the Lithuanian town Alytus with the aim to preserve Lithuanian folk traditions. The music is played on national instruments such as skuduciai (panpipes), kankles (“zither”, similar to the Finnish kantele), skrabalai (xylophone made of wooden “cow bells”), birbyne (folk clarinet) etc., as well as clarinets, tuba, violins. Information about the group and the music in English, German and Spanish.