International Music Festival Rigas Ritmi 2013
RIGAS RITMI is a real musical celebration, presenting many outstanding artists, amongst them – Diane Reeves, Take 6, Richard Bona, BBC Big Band, Avishai Cohen, Gerald Clayton, Bobby McFerrin as well as the greatest Latvian musicians. One of the cornerstones of the festival is master-classes and workshops for young musicians, led by internationally renowned masters. Another important element of the festival is project, which aims to present the Latvian jazz, improvisation and world music performers to the world's jazz scene – RIGAS RITMI SHOWCASE. During the Festival young Latvian musicians have a chance to test and show them selves and meet music experts from all around the world. Make your reservation in Riga hotels now to enjoy this wonderful Riga festival.
RIGAS RITMI FESTIVAL is an annual international contemporary jazz and world music festival held in Riga, capital of Latvia on the first week of July. It is one of the leading music festivals in Baltic States with recognition in Europe and the world. The festival represents Latvia in Europe Jazz Network (EJN).
The first RIGAS RITMI FESTIVAL took place July 2001, since then around 500 artists from more than 20 countries have performed, more than 400 concerts (including free outdoor performances) have been given with attendance in all of over 18 000 people.
Originally a jazz festival, today it presents music styles from jazz to brasil, flamenco, ladino, fado and more, offering a unique and sophisticated musical experiences. The mission of the festival is to promote the non academic music genres, presenting music styles from jazz to world music for wide audiences; therefore 50% of the concerts are free of charge and events are held in different venues in the city both indoors and outdoors: Riga Congress Hall, Mississippi Riverboat, Vermanes garden, Origo Summer Stage, Open Air leisure park EGLE, central fountain squares of Riga, music clubs and other.
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