If you find yourself in the Latvian capital this weekend you are in luck indeed, as the annual Riga city festival (Rīgas svētki) is taking place August 17-19.
In cooperation with the Satori.lv culture portal, LSM presents an article that appeared on the third edition of the Latvian Centenary Magazine. It first appeared under the title "The Tradition of Open-Air Dance is Still Alive in Latvia" and discusses the still-strong tradition of open-air dances. Author: Ieva Vītola.
We're publishing another piece which appeared on the Satori.lv Centenary Magazine - this one by music historian Armands Znotiņš examining what he sees to be the ten most important works of music made by Latvians in the past hundred years.
Visitors to Latvia are being invited to follow a new tourism route that shadows the state border.
LSM's Latvian-language service author Aiga Leitholde presents a look at ten not-to-be-missed bands at this year's Positivus festival, taking place in sunny Salacgrīva this weekend.
The XXVI Latvian Song and XVI Dance Celebration came to a spectacular and emotional close July 8 with the closing concert, "On the starry path" at the Mežaparks concert grounds in Rīga.
Today's highlight from the program of this year's XXVI Song and XVI Dance festival was an easy pick: a spectacular evening of dance at Daugava stadium on Rīga that saw more than 18,000 dancers of all ages in an astonishing display of coordination, choreography and camaraderie under the title "Māras zeme" (Māra's land).
Today's special selection from the running order of this year's XXVI Song and XVI Dance festival is an epic concert given by massed wind bands, accompanied by dancers.
Five years of hard work will reach a stunning climax Saturday and Sunday for thousands of singers and dancers, plus many thousands more spectators as the final events of the XXVI Latvian Song and XVI Dance Celebration draws to a close.
Today's special selection from the running order of this year's XXVI Song and XVI Dance festival is a concert of symphonic and vocal music given at Arena Rīga on the evening of July 5,
One of the elements giving the Latvian Song and Dance Celebration its character is the universal use of folk costume and in this area, as in song and dance, prizes are awarded and outstanding achievements recognized.
Today's XXVI Song and XVI Dance Celebration highlight is a moment of history that will serve to whet the appetite for the grand closing concert that is still to come.
With the festival season well under way, the Wild Food Festival returns to the village of Zaube later this month, with a remarkable open-air culinary banquet at its heart.
Our latest selection of the incredible sights and sounds of the XXVI Latvian Song and XVI Dance Celebration provides a timely reminder that it is not only Latvians who live their lives in Latvia, but a whole range of people with other ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
LSM will be bringing you a selection of highlights from the XXVI Song and XVI Dance celebrations over coming days, with the first being a memorable evening of dance in Rīga.
The traditional parade of the participants of this year's XXVI Song and XVI Dance Celebration took place July 1, providing a seven-hour-long spectacle for anyone lucky enough to be out and about in Rīga.
The much-anticipated XXVI Latvian Song and XVI Dance Celebration is underway after a special ceremony in Rīga to honor the conductors and choir directors who will preside over a week of song and dance, with President Raimonds Vējonis in attendance.
In order to promote tourism, the Latvian Investment and Development Agency (LIAA) is launching a new social media effort called "Discover Latvia" ("Atklāj Latviju"), during which people are invited to share their pictures of the most beautiful and unusual places in the country.
A reminder that the always enjoyable and stimulating Lampa conversation festival takes place in Cēsis June 29 and 30 with several of the items on the program taking place in English.
Clever Estonians from Haanja, near the towering (318 meters above sea) Munamägi peak not far from the Latvian border, have made their way into the Latvian Song and Dance Festival. They achieved this in a large-scale covert operation, infiltrating the Veclaicene folk dance collective through the local cultural center.
The so-called United Buddy Bears, exporting friendliness and optimism, will travel to Latvia where they will be on show at the Dome Square in Old Rīga starting July 12, reports LTV.
The Ad Lucem (Latin for "towards the light") introverted music festival takes place this week, starting off with Kokle player Laima Jansone's performance on June 26 at the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design in Rīga.
On June 21, Latvian Radio 2 is playing midsummer songs as performed by choirs across Latvia and the world.
Here are the recommended events for this weekend in Latvia.
Latvia's chief culture-funding institution, the State Culture Capital Foundation, will be funded from part of the taxes levied on tobacco, alcohol and gambling starting 2022, the government ruled June 12.
On June 2 a major cycling trail stretching for some 120 kilometers on both banks of River Daugava was unveiled in eastern Latvia, reported Latvian Radio.
Despite the implosion of ABLV Bank -- which spelled a funding freeze in the foundation that would have paid for the construction of Latvia's €30m Museum of Contemporary Art -- patrons will provide funding of more than €1m to finish the design up to the construction phase.