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Latvian Mixed Choir Sõla 15th Anniversary CD

To celebrate their 15th anniversary, the mixed choir Sõla, of the Latvian Academy of Culture, commissioned new compositions from a number of distinguished Latvian composers to be performed at their anniversary concert in December of 2013. The theme of the compositions was the four elements – e...

Stīga, kas vieno ar tēvzemi

18.oktobrī Īrijas salas ziemeļos – Ziemeļīrijas pilsētā Portadown, City Hall, notika kārtējais latviešu bērnu talantu konkurss “Protu? Protu!”, ko organizē Latviešu biedrība Īrijā (LBĪ). Ar iegūto ražu pamatoti lepojās Dublinas, Droghedas, Portadown, Portlaoise un Navanas latviešu bērnu nedēļa...

Latvian Opera Diva Garanča Releases New Album

Famed Latvian mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča has released her latest album entitled Meditation (Deutsche Grammophon, DG 479 2071). Featuring works of a more spiritual and meditative nature, Garanča is joined by Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken and the Latvian Radio Choir, conducted by Kare...

Bērnu un jauniešu talantu konkurss trešo reizi Īrijā notiks 18. oktobrī

Gada jaukākais notikums latviešu bērniem Īrijā  - 3. Latviešu bērnu un jauniešu Īrijā talantu konkurss “Protu? Protu!” – notiks 18. oktobrī, plkst.13.00 Portadown town hall, Portadown, Īrijā.

Programmā paredzēts gan konkurss trīs vecuma kategorijās (jaunākā, vidējā un jauniešu gru...

The Road to Latvian Citizenship

A week ago I voted for the first time as a Latvian citizen. I can’t put into words the satisfying feeling of completing my first official civic duty. I’ve always felt that political participation (even if only by voting) is one of the top tools to use to make an impact on society around you. N...

Tribute to Šverns, Godfather of Latvian Indie Music

Though perhaps not reaching similar commercial heights as other popular Latvian artists, the band Baložu pilni pagalmi, in their long and prolific career (having just released their 10th studio album – Stacija mums in 2014) the group became one of the most significant and influential bands in ...