RIGAS RITMI FESTIVAL is an International contemporary jazz and world music festival held in Riga, capital of Latvia, three times a year.
Festival „Rigas Ritmi” at its thirteenth Anniversary surprises the audience by offering high quality concerts of jazz and world music.
This year the headliners of the festival are – this years Grammy award winner ROBERT GLASPER, beatbox Talent BUTTERSCOTCH, avant-grove trio MEDESKI MARTIN & WOOD, African jazz artist SOMI and jazz legend, Grammy award winner DIANE SCHUUR! Also, the found of last years festival „Rigas Ritmi 2012”, latvian etnographic instrument kokle player Laima Jansone together with latvian jazz artists Artis Orubs and Andris Grunte will present the new album „Zarbugans”. These concerts will be held at the Riga Congress Center:
JULY 4TH, Riga Congress Center, at 19:00:
ROBERT GLASPER (USA)
SOMI (East Africa/USA)
JULY 5TH, Riga Congress Center, at 19:00:
MEDESKI MARTIN & WOOD (USA)
JULY 6TH, Riga Congress Center, at 19:00:
DIANE SCHUUR (USA)
LAIMA JANSONE feat. Artis Orubs, Andris Grunte "Zarbugans" (LV)
During the RIGAS RITMI FESTIVAL a boat "MISISIPI" JAZZ CRUISE is renewed, offering to attend wonderful night cruises along the river Daugava together with listening to the music by Andreas Varady and young jazz artists from all over the World.
JULY 4TH, at 23:30:
ANDREAS VARADY (SK)
RIGA JAZZ QUARTET (LV)
JULY 5TH, at 23:30:
DOMINION MAN (Africa)
FRANK/PASHKEVICH EXPERIENCE (LV/DK)
JULY 6TH, at 23:30:
DANIEL CACIJA (HR)
ORI DAKARI & friends (IL/LV)
Also a lot of free entrance concerts on the open air stages are planned during the RIGAS RITMI FESTIVAL:
Origo Summer Stage:
July 3rd at 17:00: The OPENING CONCERT of the Festival
Open Leisure Park "EGLE":
July 4th, at 20:00: Dominion Man (Africa), Frank/Pashkevich Experience (LV/DK)
July 5th, at 20:00: K.Trio (IS/LV/UK), Andreas Varady Trio (SK)
July 6th, at 20:00: Dynamic Groove Society (LV/DK), Heikko Remmel Jam Session (EE/LV)
July 4th, at 20:00: K.Trio (IS/LV,UK) & friends
The WORKSHOPS of RIGAS RITMI FESTIVAL.
This summer everyone will have a unique opportunity to look inside the process of making the music and also ask the questions which can improve the development of artistic skills. All together there will be 5 workshops by Ori Dakari, Robert Glasper, John Medeski, Andreas Varady and Butterscotch.
FEEL THE RHYTHM!