International Music Festival "Rigas Ritmi"

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Country and Region LatviaRiga
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Riga, Latvia
Festival Contact Information

International Music Festival “Rigas Ritmi”
Kr. Valdemāra 5
LV-1010, Rīga
Phone/fax: (371) 6710-5216

Festival Description

RIGAS RITMI FESTIVAL is an annual international contemporary jazz and world music festival held in Riga, capital of Latvia. It is one of the leading music festivals in Baltic States with recognition in Europe and the world.

For the third year international music festival “Rigas Ritmi” has a tradition to organize the spring and winter concert series. 
This year spring concert series will take place in late April and audience will enjoy the magnificent musical performances. 
Also among the spring concert series the International jazz artists contest „Riga Jazz Stage 2013” will take place and experience a renaissance of its.

"Rigas Ritmi” spring concert series will be opened on Wednesday, April 24th, at the club "Kaļķu Vārti” by A.Spell. 
A.Spell is Swiss-South African collaboration modern jazz trio. They have created specific music which is a mix of organic and electronic elements creating the perfect sound balance.

On Thursday, April 25th, at cinema “Splendid Palace” International jazz artist’s contest "Riga Jazz Stage 2013” will take place. Jazz artists from all over the world will come to Riga to compete to gain international recognition.

On Friday, April 26th, at the Congress Hall, in the joint concert will perform one of the world’s most remarkable drummer Jojo Mayer and Latvian jazz team – Latvian Radio bigband. Bigband and swiss drummer will present a special program dedicated to the jazz legend Buddy Rich - “Buddy Rich 25th years Anniversary”

At the final concert of spring concert series a modern a capella virtuosos from USA Naturally 7 will perform. An all-male a cappella group, which infuse hip-hop, beatboxing, jazz, gospel, Motown and R&B; in an astounding style called “Vocal Play”.

Festival Dates April 24 - 27, 2013
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Photo slideshow credits:
  • In order of appearance
    • A. Spell
    • Avishai Cohen Trio
    • Bobby McFerrin in concert at RIGAS RITMI FESTIVAL, photo by Vladislav Puncul
    • JoJo Mayer
    • Eldar Djangirov, courtesy of International Music Festival “Rigas Ritmi”
    • Latvian Radio Big Band
    • Photo of Maria Joao (Portugal)
    • Rigas Ritmi Banner 2013
    • Naturally 7
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