To show support and #StandWithUkraine Latvian musicians will join together in a concert on Friday, February 25, starting from 6PM, at the square outside Riga Congress Hall. This is a spontaneous and voluntary initiative, organised by singer Ralfs Eilands, who has invited other artists and members of the Latvian Song and Dance Festival movement - choirs, orchestras, folk dance groups and folklore groups - to dedicate their performances to support Ukraine.
Music, dance and art has power to touch hearts of many and is a tool to express support and protest against the aggression and imperialism that is taking place in Europe.
The first part of the concert will feature Latvian folk songs, compositions by Latvian authors and music important to the Ukrainian people, while the second part of the event will feature artists such as Ralfs Eilands, Aija Andrejeva, Edavārdi, Tautumeitas, ansis, Jānis Aišpurs, The Bad Tones, Kārlis Būmeisters, Mārtiņš Balodis, Ingus Ulmanis, Igo, Miks Galvanovskis, Olga Rajecka, Kārlis Kazāks, Dzelzs Vilks, Laime Pilnīga, Ainars Virga, Elza Rozentāle, DJ Monsta, Ieva Akuratere, Kalnejas, The Coco'nuts, Katrina Gupalo and many others. Ralfs Eilands and Tautumeitas will perform the song "Baby" by the Ukrainian group "DakhaBrakha".
The government has changed the Covid-19 restrictions, allowing up to 3000 people to gather outdoors, citing the need to allow the general public to express their views and positions on the world in a non-violent manner. The concert will take place thanks to the initiative of the musician Ralfs Eilands and the cooperation between the Riga City Council and the Latvian National Cultural Center.
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