Rigas Ritmi Festival
Rigas Ritmi Festival is the most popular improvisation, jazz, and world music event in Latvia. During the first week of July, the festival’s stages are located in different parts of Riga and feature concerts by world-renowned artists and young talent.
In 2020, Cuban jazz talent Roberto Fonseca will showcase his artistic splendor. In Riga, Fonseca will present the program of his latest album, “Yesun”, released in late 2019. The multicultural four-continent world music supergroup “Bokanté”, guided by legendary fusion and funk band “Snarky Puppy” guitarists, several Grammy-winning artists Michael League, Chris McQueen and Bob Lanzetti will also arrive in Latvia. American singer Clark Beckham will perform along with Liselotte Östblom, a charismatic Swedish jazz singer and winner of Riga Jazz Stage 2019 contest.
The Jubilee Festival will also feature American jazz singer Shenel Johns with Latvian musicians, performing a re-arranged and translated into English language Latvian Maestro Raimonds Pauls song program. The main concerts of the festival will take place in VEF Culture Palace.
One of the main goals of the festival is to educate the audience as well as young musicians, so the concerts are accompanied by jam sessions and master classes. In these world-renowned musicians share their knowledge and experience with emerging talent.