Village Harmony

Artūras Sinkevičius

arturas-sinkevicius-croppedLithuanian singer-instrumentalist ARTURAS SINKEVIČIUS studied music education and folklore at the Kaunas Educational University and now teaches folk music and dance at the Kaunas High School for the arts. He is the organizer of the yearly Suklėgos International Folk Festival, and he also composes and performs original live soundtracks for plays at the Kaunas State Puppet Theater. As the director of Gilė, a student folk-rock fusion band and choir, he keeps his country’s folk tradition alive and gets young people interested and engaged with the living tradition that dates back before recorded history. He also performs and records his own arrangements with the Kūlgrinda Ritual Folklore Group, and plays in one of Lithuania’s most sought-after dance bands. In addition to being a singer with an exhaustive knowledge of Lithuanian folklore, Artūras plays and teaches a multitude of instruments, including bagpipes, fiddle, whistles, guitar, Lithuanian pan-pipes, wooden trumpets, kanklės (zither), didgeridoo, and double bass.

 

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