The principal folk instrument was the kokle
, a kind of resonant zither with a more substantial tone.
Kokle Stream that flows through Lake Mutsina to the Vohandu River (Fig.
The construction of milldams on Kokle Stream probably caused the rise in the water level of Lake Mutsina, and there was a need to re-route some of the water through lakes Kooraste Koverjarv and Kooraste Suurjarv to the Vohandu River (Fig.
Another new project is a book about the kokle, an ancient Latvian wooden harp, which Zalans says has been little written about over the years despite being a national symbol most Latvians would strongly identify with.
"Freaks playing Latvian kokles are of interest to those who are looking for that kind of thing, but we're not really commercially viable."
Laima Jansone, author of a new work, will also participate in the performance with acoustic and electric kokles
, gongs and bells, as well as DJ Monsta whose intellectual diversions continually avouch his great taste and boundless creativity.