In Latvia the "KOKLES" is a very important, ancient music instrument for the Latvian folk music. It can be traced back to 6th century. It is played around the Baltic states in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Finland and small part of Russia.
Rozīte Katrīna Spīča
Rozīte Katrīna Spīča (CV) is introducing KOKLES not only around Latvia - for example at the opening of the three ISMA CONFERENCES (see: European Retail Academy ) - but also in Australia, Finland, Germany, Georgia, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Spain, USA (see also YouTube Video).
|20.08.2017 : Karen Blixen
Karen Blixen became globally well known in 1985 by the film "Outside of Africa" directed by Sydney Pollack and with stars like Meryl Brandauer, Robert Redford and Klaus Maria Brandauer. The film - which is based on the autobiography of Blixen - reflects in the time of Colonial British East Africa the genre of love with a tragic end.
M.-C. Hallier (www.mariechristinhallier.wordpress.com) visited during a Kenya-stay Blixen's former coffee-farm (today integrated into a Nairobi-suburb) ; being very much impressed by the building, its environment and history she summarized her feelings from the point of an art therapist (See Link : Chart Lecture). For her Blixen's books and paintings are hints that both disciplines have been at least partly self-therapy of a great lady being very unhappy.