RIGAS RITMI is an annual international contemporary jazz and world music festival held in Riga, the capital of Latvia on the first week of July. This year „Rigas Ritmi Festival” celebrates its 16th anniversary with a colorful program – more than 20 concerts in four days (29.06.-02.07.)
This is why we offer you at least nine reasons why you should attend the „Rigas Ritmi Festival”:
1. The exquisite American jazz diva DIANNE REEVES is a multiple Grammy Awards winner – some of them winning with three albums in a row! In „Rigas Ritmi Festival” artist will perform a program of her latest Grammy awarded album „Beautiful Life”.
2. JUSTIN KAUFLIN is of the most talented pianists that has ever walked the face of this earth – this is what legendary trumpet player Clark Terry has to say about this young artist. Justin Kauflin astonished the world at the age of 15, being titled as Jazz Artist of the Year by the VEER Magazine.
3. CAVALCANTE & PIPOQUINHA – as children they were called prodigies, but now – renowned Brazilian musicians. In „Rigas Ritmi Festival” they will unite in a duet.
4. In addition to the active concert program, everyone is invited to attend the „Rigas Ritmi Festival” WORKSHOPS – one of the core values of the festival for many years. Workshops are a unique opportunity for everyone – a beginner or Professional musician – to enrich their musical skills while meeting with world class musicians.
5. Australian jazz legend, multi-instrumentalist JAMES MORRISON and Latvian Radio Big band in a unique project „Mare Balticum” will perform the new arrangements of Latvian folk songs, offering an exquisite opportunity to hear Latvian folk music from the Australian’s point of view.
6. PARIS COMBO – relentless ovations and crowded concert halls all over the world! French pop-jazz-world hybrid band will carry away everyone.
7. Amazing discovery from Chile – guitarist player and singer CAMILA MEZA – a highly expressive voice with a unique timbre and way of phrasing, while her improvisations and accompaniment on the guitar are equally touching and soulful.
8. OLAINFARM JAZZ NIGHTS – a special concert program in Music House DAILE where musicians from France, Brazil and Chile will perform.
9. YILIAN CANIZARES – a cuban singer and violinist who brings an important meaning of the ancestors’ traditions and rituals in her music, combining them with modern elements. Musician will amaze the „Rigas Ritmi Festival” by singing in her African ancestors’ Yoruba language.
Tickets available at all „Biļešu Paradīze” ticket offices and on the Internet.