Donis

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Donis
Origin Klaipėda, Lithuania
Genres ambient, neofolk, experimental
Years active 1998–present
Labels Dangus
Associated acts Ha Lela, Wejdas, Notanga, Eirimė
Website Official site
Members Donatas Bielkauskas
Notable instruments
birbynė, švilpynė, lumzdelis

Donis is Lithuanian ambient, neofolk and experimental music project created by the Klaipėda multi-instrumentalist Donatas Bielkauskas. He was also member of electronic music projects Wejdas, Notanga, Ha Lela,[1] Eirimė.[2]

Donis have realized 8 CDs. Most of Donis works are musical interpretations of Baltic tribal ethnomusic. His most prominent album is Bite Lingo. It has 8 archaic Lithuanian war songs interpreted by folk vocalist Rasa Serra.[3] The album Švilpiai contains ancient ocarina (švilpynė) music. The album Sotvaras is made together with famous Lithuanian pagan band Kūlgrinda members. Donis also made album of Greek mythology theme Alexandreia and some experimental-electronic works.

Awards[edit]

  • A.LT 2006 – the best ethno artist[4]

Discography[edit]

  • 1998 – Deinaina
  • 2002 – Baltos Juodos Klajos
  • 2003 – Švilpiai
  • 2003 – Sotvaras, with Kūlgrinda
  • 2004 – Vacuum
  • 2006 – Bite lingo, with singer Rasa Serra
  • 2007 – Alexandreia
  • 2010 – Kas tave šaukia,[5] with singer Rasa Serra

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ferrum.lt/f/grupes/88
  2. ^ http://www.dangus.net/releases/albumai/018_Donis_Bite-lingo.htm
  3. ^ http://www.bernardinai.lt/straipsnis/2007-01-02-donis-bite-lingo/12405
  4. ^ http://www.a-lt.org/2006/
  5. ^ http://www.bernardinai.lt/straipsnis/2011-01-10-donis-albumas-kas-tave-saukia/55906