[UNDER THE BOUGHS OF THE WORLD TREE: A contemporary ethno music program dedicated to the centenary of the Baltic States.]
Abraham Brody, Lithuania / USA – violin, piano, voice, percussion, electronics / Laima Jansone (Latvia) – kokle
Latvian kokle player Laima Jansone combines traditional kokle sounds with contemporary improvisations. Laima Jansone was born in Riga and has graduated from the Ethnomusicology Programme at the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music, and has also studied at Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland.
In 2011, Laima Jansone became the first Latvian musician to perform at WOMEX (World Music Expo), the world's largest world music or contemporary folk music festival. In the same year, in collaboration with director Olaf Okonov, she released a DVD and CD "Sidrabs". In 2014, she received the Great Music Award 2013 nomination as the best young artist of the year.