Village Harmony

Inija Trinkūnienė

fb-gd42793-1Inija Trinkūnienė is the director and co-founder of the Kūlgrinda Ritual Folklore Group. As a Sociologist at the Academy of Philosophy and Sociology, Inija has spent most of her professional career studying cultural and ethnic expression through Lithuanian folklore. For decades, Inija has been instrumental in Romuva, the revival of the ancient Baltic Pagan religion, and was elected as the leader of that community in 2014, succeeding her late husband, the folklorist Jonas Trinkūnas. Inija is a font of songs, and through her work with Kūlgrinda and Romuva has inspired a love of traditional music in a new generation of Lithuanians.