Add your voice to Song and Dance Festival coverage

The XXVII Song and XVII Dance Festival will be an undoubted highlight of 2023 in Latvia. As previously reported, more than 40,000 participants are expected at more than 60 different events taking place nationwide between June 30 and July 9.

With that in mind, LSM's English-language service is looking for some new takes on this important Latvian tradition. Whether you are a participant, a volunteer, a commentator, an aspiring journalist, a cultural historian, a photojournalist or just a general observer of this unique phenomenon, we would like to hear from you.

If you have an idea for a fresh, original, imaginative take on the Song and Dance Festival, please send it to us. Submissions should be in English and ideas should be suitable for an international audience to read. 

We'll read your ideas and offer to commission the best of them to form part of our Song and Dance Festival coverage. 

Please outline your idea in 100 words or less and send it to [email protected] along with your name and preferred contact details, and we'll get back t

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