Events for July 2012
Reunion of Augsdorf DP camp set
Baltica festival takes place in Latvia
This summer marks the 25th anniversary of the Baltica International Folklore Festival. The festival will take place in Latvia from July 5-9. It will kick off with a Baltic nations’ concert at 19:00 hours July 5 in the Great Guild Hall, Amatu iela 6, Rīga. The main festival venue will be Vērmanes Garden in central Rīga, which will be the site of concerts, workshops, activities and a craft fair from 10:00 to 21:00 hours July 6, 10:00 to 23:00 hours July 7, and 10:00 to 18:00 hours July 8. Other concerts will take place over the course of the festival in various halls and other venues around Rīga. On July 8 concerts and activities will also take place in the towns of Barkava, Cesvaine, Ergļi, Ikšķile, Koknese, Ķekava and Turaida. Concerts, activities, and a craft fair will take place in Madona throughout the last day of the festival, July 9, with the closing concert beginning at 18:00 hours on the Madona Open Air Stage. The festival website is www.knmc.gov.lv.
Summer camps in the Catskills
Register for children’s summer camps, senior camp, and 3x3 camp to take place in July and August at “Latvian Lutheran Camp”, 231 Green Hill Road, Elka Park. For information and registration visit www.NYDraudze.org and click on “Katskiļu nometne”.
‘Out in Riga’ celebrates Latvian music
A half-dozen musical acts from Latvia are scheduled to perform as part of Out in Rīga, a concert starting at 7:30 p.m. July 12 at P60, Stadsplein 100a, Amstelveen. The artists include experimental jazz-rock fusion guitarist Reinis Jaunais; singer-songwriter Imants Daksis; indie band Gaujarts; ska-punk band Mango; art rock due Mona de Bo; and breakcore due Kodek. For further information, visit www.p60.nl.
09 Dec 2013
The accordion is, without a doubt, a very popular instrument in Latvia. An essential aspect of most every countryside šlāger ensemble, the quaint sound made by air pushed through the instrument brings forth thoughts of evenings in French cafes or German beer gardens. Unfortunately, some might not consider the ‘accordion’ a serious instrument – relegated to being played by buskers on street corners.
04 Dec 2013
3. decembrī, Mineapolē (ASV) 88 gadu vecumā savās mājās mūžībā aizgājusi mecenāte, Triju Zvaigžņu ordeņa kavaliere, ilggadēja Latvijas jaunatnes izglītības veicinātāja un akcijas „Latvijas Lepnums“ 2009. gada laureāte Dr. Aina Galēja - Dravniece.
02 Dec 2013
Perhaps one of the most memorable moments of the closing concert of the 2013 Latvian Song Festival was the song “Dvēseles dziesma”.
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