- Vītolu fonds
- The Vītols Foundation (Vītolu fonds) is a non-profit organisation founded in 2002 by long-time Venezuela residents, Latvia-born Vilis and Marta Vītols, with the aim "to assist capable, hard-working youth from challenged backgrounds by providing them with scholarships to study at institutions of higher learning in Latvia." The scholarships provided by the foundation cover either full or part of the yearly tuition for tertiary students who have been deemed as qualifying for state funding. In 2004 the foundation provided 217 scholarships with funds coming from various donors around the world. Scholarship recipients come from all regions of Latvia and the institutions in which these students are enrolled also are varied — from the well-known Latvijas Universitāte and Rīgas Tehniskā Universitāte to more regional tertiary institutions such as Rēzeknes Augstskola and Daugavpils Universitāte. EN LV (Reviewed August 2005)
10 Dec 2013
One of the CD releases that many Latvian folklore fans most look forward to is the bi-yearly Latvian folk music collection Sviests. Full of new recordings of songs that are, in both direct and indirect ways, inspired by Latvian folk music and folklore, the series is one of the most eclectic collections of Latvian folk music available.
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.
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