Music
The future return of Rīga's 'Wagner Theater'
Richard Wagner was once chief conductor of the German City Theater in Rīga and holds an indelible role in the rich musical history of Latvia. This long seemed forgotten in the Baltic capital but now Rīga is reclaiming its place as a 'Wagner city'.
Latvians like to pop on some pop, survey shows
In Latvia, more than 90% of the people surveyed listen to music every day and the favorite genre is pop, according to a survey conducted by the Latvian Association of Artists and Producers (LaIPA) and sociological research agency “Kantar”.
Police interrupt concert with Covid certificate checks
Cultural events are gradually resuming. The new safety rules bring new challenges to the organizers and spectators of events, but sometimes they also create unpleasant surprises that overshadow the whole process, Latvian Radio reported July 6.
'Rīgas Ritmi' to jazz up Rīga next week
Music festival Rīgas Ritmi (Riga Rhythms), featuring improvisation, jazz, and world music, will be happening in Latvia again from June 30 to July 3, organizers announced.
Digital song and dance festival idea evokes contrasting public attitudes
On May 13, the XII Latvian School Youth Song and Dance Celebration Action Committee presented a “safe festival scenario”, based mostly on the digital environment. However, thoughts in the public space and among authorities differ as to whether this solution is satisfactory, Latvian Radio reported May 18.
Mick Jagger rocks Latvian-made mic in new song
Legendary rockstars Mick Jagger (The Rolling Stones) and Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) have recorded a new single Easy Sleazy. The video shows Jagger singing into a Latvian company JZ MICROPHONES produced mic, Latvian Television reported April 15.
Three Musical Events for the Weekend
This weekend, with rain and mist looming outside, take advantage of the many concerts offered live from different concert halls and stages in Latvia!
Happy birthday, Maestro!
January 12 marks the 85th birthday of arguably Latvia's greatest-ever musical figure, composer and performer Raimonds Pauls.
Latvian Army presents rap/marching band musical collaboration
The official YouTube channel of the Latvian Army has published video of a musical collaboration between the National Guard orchestra, the impressive voice of singer Luīze Krasta, and a rapper by the name of 'R.2.R.S' who is a military policeman caled Artūrs Strēlnieks when not bustin' rhymes at the mic.
Latvian Native Music record to be available worldwide
For the first time, Latvian Music Information Centre's ethnic music record Native Music. Traditional / Folk / World-music Latvia will come out to wider public, the Center's representative  told Latvian Television  September 29.

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