Music
Positivus festival expects 20,000 visitors a day
On July 15 and 16, in the territory of Lucavsala, Rīga, the festival Positivus will take place after two years of pandemic silence. The organizer Ģirts Majors told Latvian Radio on July 13 that around 20,000 visitors are projected daily.
Jinjo Crew delivers a dose of Korean cool to Rīga
As you cannot fail to have noticed, Korea is cool at the moment. From K-Pop to Squid Game and Parasite, not to mention the growing popularity of its cuisine, Korean creativity is making its mark on world culture, often reinvigorating some tired western ways in the process.
Latvian-Ukrainian trio to perform in debut concert
On May 26, 19:00, a new music association called Shakima Trio, composed of Ukrainian musician Shakima Garunts, Latvian guitarist Jānis Ruņģis and bass Ainārs Majors, will give its first concert. The concert will take place in the hall of the wooden building renovation center "Koka Rīga" (Krāsotāju Street 12), the musicians' representatives said.
Latvia competes in first Eurovision semi final tonight
The first semi-final of this year's Eurovision song contest takes place tonight, with Latvian group Citi Zēni (Other Boys) hoping to break a dismal recent record of Eurovision competitors and make it to the final with their ditty about the joys of eating organic vegetables as part of a healthy and balanced diet.
Laba Daba festival returns after two years
From August 5 to 7, the twelfth music and art festival “Laba Daba” will take place, returning after two years of silence due to the pandemic, organizers said. 
Liepāja orchestra to offer Ukrainians free entry to concerts
To support Ukrainian civilians, the Liepāja Symphony Orchestra offers Ukrainian citizens to attend spring concerts on April 22 and May 14 at the Liepaja concert hall Great Amber free of charge, the orchestra's representatives said April 13.
Liepāja Lake Music festival to set sail in July
The tradition launched in recent years with summer concerts on Liepāja Lake has been transformed into a festival Liepāja Lake Music, which will take place over three days from July 7 to July 9 in the recreational park Austrumu forts, the organizers said.
'Latvian Voices' sing Ukrainian folk song
The acclaimed vocal group 'Latvian Voices' has released a beautiful and emotional rendition of a traditional Ukrainian folk song on its YouTube channel.
'Citi Zēni' will represent Latvia at Eurovision 2022
Latvia will be represented at the Eurovision Song Contest in Turin, Italy, by the group "Citi Zēni" ("Other Boys") with their song "Eat Your Salad", a meditation on the attractions of vegetables, with sexual undertones.
Supernova explodes again Saturday
The blood pressure of Eurovision fans is set to rise this weekend as Latvia's 'Supernova' selection process reaches its climax.
Musicians plead for lifting of Covid restrictions
A group of musicians, producers, event organizers and providers of event technical services have appealed to the Latvian cabinet to follow the example of neighboring countries and lift restrictions relating to Covid-19 and public gatherings, reports LSM's Latvian language service.
Latvia will be in first Eurovision semi-final
Fans of the Eurovision Song Contest may like to note that it was confirmed January 25 that Latvia will participate in the first semi-final of the 2022 competition on May 10.
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