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Leading Latvian jazz intepretations on CD

The MMC (Mūsdienu mūzikas centrs or the Contemporary Music Centre) released its latest compilation of jazz music performed by Latvian interpreters. In collaboration with the organizers of the yearly jazz music festival Rīgas ritmi, the CD, entitled Jazz in Latvia 2014 (MMC CD 013) features var...

Latvian Personal Action Sports Drone Takes Off

If you ski, surf, motocross, wakeboard, bike or enjoy other outdoor activities you can now capture stunning aerial video for under $1500 – without using a helicopter or specialized filming crew.

Ex-Prime Minister Valdis ...

Latvian Song and Dance Festival Draws Enthusiastic Crowds to Hamilton

“Tie kas dzied un dejo ir vienmēr jauki, humora pilni!” (“Those who sing and dance are always jolly, always full of humor!”) These are the words of Olita Lagzdiņa, describing why she was excited to bring her two children’s folk-dancing troupes, Sienāzīši and Varavīksne, all the way...

Adelaides latviešu sabiedrība pārrunā skolas nākotni

Adelaides latviešu skolas konference, ar satraukumu gaidīta, ir noslēgusies ar saviļņojumu un gandarījumu par rezultātiem.

Sestdien, 5. jūlijā 4 stundu garumā 30 cilvēki no dažādām latviešu sabiedrības grupām pulcējās kopā, lai noteiktu Adelaides Latviešu skolas nākotnes vīziju. Lai šis...

North American Song and Dance Festival Feels Influence of Troupes from Latvia

One year ago, my folk dance troupe, Washington DC’s Namejs, flew to Riga to perform in the Latvian Song and Dance Festival there. It was our very first time as a troupe traveling to the world’s premier Latvian dance event, and we were understandably excited and grateful for the opp...

Second Euro “Baltā grāmata” Commemorative Coin

The latest Latvian commemorative coin, the second to be denominated in Euros and 100th overall, in honor of the 100th anniversary of the publishing of the first part of Latvian writer Jānis Jaunsudrabiņš’ (1877–1962) book Baltā grāmata (The White Book), was released on June 17, 2014.

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