Laila Salins, copyright 2019

Latvian ballads and drinking songs, 

with Laila Salins, Bill Schimmel, accordion, Jim Matus, laoutar, 

“Laila Salins' Saskandinot crosses all the old barriers to open a door to the riches of a culture where deep, ancient and ancestral strains meet the contemporary worlds of folk and popular music, all in a mix that is as true to its roots as it is original, moving and articulate for our latter day."  

        Eric Salzman (composer, producer, and author of 20th Century Music: An Introduction)

Laila's music videos: 

https://www.youtube.com/user/lailasalins

 

 

photo: Māris Cinītis

Laila's compositions of Anne Sexton's poetry