Latvia is known as the land that sings and there are many reasons why! From the folksongs Dainas and the Latvian Nationwide Song Celebration both recognized by UNESCO to ‘the Singing Revolution’ during the last years of Soviet Union and numerous choirs and musicians that have built international reputation. Our opera singers, conductors, musicians and composers perform on the most prominent stages.
In 2014 Riga organized the 8th World Choir Games where Latvian choirs gained the largest number of medals. In 2017 Riga will welcome choirs from all over the world for the 3rd European Choir Games and the Grand Prix of Nations Riga 2017.
More about the event and registration: http://www.interkultur.com/events/european-choir-games/riga-2017/
The Latvian Institute, 2016. Photo: Latvian National Centre for Culture