I HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH PERCUSSION PLAYING TECHNIQUE SINCE 1990. SINCE THEN ALL THESE YEARS I HAVE TRAVELED EXTENSIVELY (AFRICA - GAMBIA, GUINEA, SENEGAL, INDIA, EUROPEAN COUNTRIES, RUSSIA, ETC.) AND ADDED TO ITS PLAYING TECHNIQUES , AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING OF RHYTHMS SUBSTANCE AND THE HEALING POWER WITH WELL KNOWN MASTERS IN THE WORLD FOR EXAMPLE ALAIN ANGLIONIN (NETHERLANDS), ABDOULAYE CAMARA (GUINEA), VINETA LAGZDINA (AUSTRALIA), TRILOK GURTU (INDIA), AIRTO MORERIA (BRAZIL), JAN-MARI KEITA (GUINEA) AND OTHERS IN 1997 I DEVELOPED THE FIRST PERCUSSION PLAYING STUDIO IN LATVIA, WHERE PERCUSSICS AND RHYTHMS ARE LEARNED BY MUSICIANS AND OTHER INTERESTED PEOPLE WHO WISH TO IMPROVE. ALREADY 25 YEARS OF GATHERING EXPERIENCE IN PROVIDING ETHNIC PERCUSSION MASTER CLASSES AS IN LATVIA, BEYOND ITS BORDERS. I HAVE PARTICIPATED IN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS AND ALSO BALTIC MUSIC PROJECTS, AND HAVE COOPERATED WITH MANY ARTISTS, CREATING PERFORMANCES IN VISUAL ARTS, THEATRES, CINEMA AND OTHER.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       NILS ĪLE

MUSIC, AS THE FILLING OF THE SOUL AND THE DAILY WORK, HAS ALWAYS BEEN MY BIG DREAM, AND IN SILENCE I HOPE IT WILL COME SOMETIMES. IF I VERY, VERY WISH, I SEED MY WISH SEEDS, I THINK EVERY DAY AND I AM CONVINCED - THE DREAM WILL COME SOON OR LATER. SURE, A DREAM WILL REMAIN ONLY A DREAM WITHOUT HUGE INVOLVEMENT OF WORK AND CONTINUOUS GROWTH, BUT IF I COMMIT, I HAVE NO OBSTACLES AND I AM READY TO INVEST A HUGE LOT OF WORK AND ENERGY IN IT. AS A BRIDGE TO THE FULFILLMENT OF MY DREAM IS MY HUSBAND AND THE GREAT TEACHER NILS ĪLE, WHO HAS HELPED FULFILL MY DREAM BY ENSURING, LETTING IT FLOW ,BELIEVING IN ME AND MY STRONG ROOTS.

                                                                                                                                                                                            MAIJA SĒJĀNE ĪLE


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