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'.
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”.
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.
Due to Covid-19 and related restrictions, the popular music and art festival 'Laba Daba' ('Good Nature') is being postponed for another year and is now targeting August 5-7, 2022 for its return, the organizers have announced.
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.
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.
The talented musicians of the Latvian National Guard have brought smiles to the faces of people in the northern city of Valmiera with an impromptu "lightning action" that saw them swoop on various locations.
Culture Information Systems Centre (KISC) offers residents of Latvia to enjoy concert audiovisual records free of charge on the diva.lv portal over the holidays, representatives of KISC said December 22.
Immodestly-named Latvian musical ensemble Very Cool People have got into Christmas song mode with the release of a new video featuring their cover version of the yuletide standard "The Little Drummer Boy".
On Thursday, December 3, the Saeima unanimously supported British conductor Karel Mark Chichon obtaining Latvian citizenship for 'special merit' in his role building the reputation of Latvian music abroad.
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.
The government of Japan has announced foreigners who will receive state decorations. Among those is Latvian composer and pianist, maestro Raimonds Pauls, the Japanese embassy in Latvia said November 3.
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.