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The Suiti community in Latvia has preserved its heritage since it was formed in the 17th century. Aside from their distinctive crafts, cuisine, singing and dancing traditions, their culture has one particularly unique characteristic in the form of 'drone gossips'. Reserved only for the women – who are believed to be specially skilled in observation: this custom is described as improvised multipart singing. Often women 'gossip' in such way about each other or people around them.

This video is an artistic experiment to demonstrate how an old tradition of 'drone gossips' works today. The encounter between these women took place specially for this recording without any prior rehearsal.

  • Maria Kapajeva
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 36 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 8, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    0 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
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