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Depuis la Lettonie et la France, média participatif d’informations entre lettons et francophones pour favoriser amitié et projets solidaires avec un des pays baltes enchanteur au nord-est de l’Europe.

"BRASSENS or freedom!"
Museum of Latvia Madona 6 to 30 October 2012
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Exhibition, free admission, dedicated to the singer Georges Brassens created in Paris by Cité de la Musique. Cartoonist Joann Sfar and journalist Clementine Deroudille wanted to present the national monument of French song from a new angle, often playful. In this article the winning videoWorld Championship Brassens. free admission

Grasi - France Latvia friendship in french solidarities with a water-commando Aquassistance turns water ferruginous water tasty!"
"Solidarité Lettonie France"
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Claude Michel and Cyril volunteers of the association Aquassistance offered their professional expertise for the children’s village Grasi during two weeks full for mineral water pumped 140m underground is the best.

January 12, 19H00 in RigaGreat Guild Hall
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A major event in Riga - Addition of four major orchestras of Latvia for an exceptional concert Latvian symphonic music.

Liepaja - Ventspils rally sport auto racing on snow and ice in Latvia 1 - 3 February 2013
Jean Pierre Nicolas invites cars racing drivers coming in Latvia.
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240 kms auto racing on snowy roads in Kurland Latvia. Steps speed and attractive for motor racing driver and rally sport. The only auto rally snow and ice entering the second event of the calendar in 2013 of the FIA European Rally Championship wrc of the International Automobile Federation (FIA) among the 13 racing car this year.

Saeima adopted the Law on the Introduction of the €uro in Latvia.
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Saeima. Photo: Ernest Dinka, la Chancellerie Saeima

In Latvia, on Thursday, 31 January, under the urgent procedure, the Saeima adopted in the final reading the Law on the Introduction of the Euro, which sets forth general principles for the introduction of the common currency of the European Union – the euro – in Latvia.

France and Latvija are unhappy: Two poets went to the stars to illuminate the world ..
Stephane Hessel - Imants Ziedonis
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Stephane Hessel - Imants Ziedonis
Deux Grands Poètes

The Poetry has lost two great men. Two poets, two resistants have joined the stars. The Independant Latvia of poems and songs, The France resistant of human rights, the two countries in mourning. Imants Ziedonis and Stephane Hessel have joined the stars. Imants Ziedonis popular and beloved poet died in Latvia. Stephane Hessel, Ambassador resistant eternal indignant also died. In the world, their writings are light and scintillate forever...

It is summer June 21, all France sings in Great Music Festival !

This June 21 throughout France sings in music

for 32 years with concerts all over the country! For 24 hours listen to the Radio France Festival live: A festival of artists and songs from the stage of the Olympia, the great concert hall dedicated to the song.
Radio France makes here one of the dreams of the Great Sophie. Throughout the day, the artist will perform several times on the stage of the Olympia surrounded by musicians of Radio France for unusual orchestrations of his songs.

La Schola de la Primatiale St Jean Baptiste de Lyon concerts in Latvia from 18 to 24 July
French School choir girls

Listen to a preview of the Stabat Mater interpreted by the Schola.

Concerts scheduled:

July 18 at 18:00 at the Small Guild
July 19 at 18:00 at the Church of St. Peter
The choir will attend Mass at St. Jacob’s Cathedral on July 21 at 11:00
Concert on July 24 in Valmiera

DIEVS, SVETI LATVIJU! (God, Bless Latvia!)
Music of national anthem of latvia

A peaceful national anthem "Dievs, svētī Latviju"
was written and composed by Karlis Baumanis

and sung for the first time in public during the first Song Festival in Riga in June 1873. At the time of the russian dominance it was forbidden to use the word "Latvia" in the lyrics, they were replaced by "Baltic".

French Choral Songs Festival "Champagne Nights 2013"
with TRYO and 850 choir singers
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Tryo - Grand Choral Nuits de Champagne 2013

Surprise: the guest songwriter interpreter of the Festival of Choirs "Champagne Nights 2013" is a group of singers and musicians emblematic of French repertoire open to world music. The group Tryo affirm since 1995 has poetic and musical choices realism and commitment, and a natural musical style, friendly and festive reggae sound. The biological nature of directory help Tryo "sing together" with the public in their concerts.
TRYO, Choirs Festival "Champagne Nights 2013" become white with the 850 of Greater choir singers.

Vaira Vike-Freiberga, first woman elected President of the "Club de Madrid"
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Vaira Vike-Freiberga, past president of the Republic of Latvia (1999-2007) was elected at the head of gathering of former heads of states at the 12th Club de Madrid 2013 Annual Conference : "Societies that Work: Jobs for Inclusive Growth. A Call to the G20" which takes place this weekend in Brisbane, Australia.

France is disenchanted
has no choir to participate
in the 2014 World Choir in Riga

What’s happening in France? The French have no choir to cooperate at the World Choir Games, the biggest choir competition worldwide!

Where are the voices in France? Barnyard roosters do not "caquètent" more! Are there still leaders choirs and intermittent enthusiasts artists in hexagon to "re-enchant the French dream (François Hollande)"? Of the 59 countries represented, no French choir is registered to this day to sing between 9 to 19 July in Riga European Capital of Culture this year. Are they intermittent disillusionment where culture evils and inequalities as sad?

Latvian Days in Strasbourg 2015

Take part in the Latvian Days in Strasbourg from 10th to 15th February!

"Latvian Days " will take place to celebrate the Latvian Presidency in the Council of the EU and the 20th anniversary since Latvia became a member of the Council of Europe

DIEVS, SVETI LATVIJU, National anthem of Latvia

"Dievs Sveti Latviju" national anthem of Latvia, interpreted Sunday, July 7, 2013 to 7:20 p.m. hour Riga by the Géant Choir 13,000 singers of the Closing Concert XXVth Festival of Songs and XV Dances of Latvia, directed here by the illustrious Choirmaster Zuika Roberts, honored this year for 100 years.



Dievs, svētī Latviju,
Mūs’ dārgo tēviju,
Svētī jel Latviju,
Ak, svētī jel to! (repeat)

Kur latvju meitas zied,
Kur latvju dēli dzied,
Laid mums tur laimē diet,
Mūs’ Latvijā! (repeat)

The music and lyrics were written by the composer Latvian Karlis Baumanis .
At the time of the Russian dominance it was forbidden to use the word "Latvia" in the words of the song, they were replaced by "Baltic".

This hymn was sung for the first time in public at the first Song Festival in Riga in June 1873.
As the national anthem, the "Dievs, Sveti Latviju!" Was sung for the first time November 18, 1918, when the Declaration of Independence of the Republic of Latvia.
On June 7, 1920 this song officially had the status of national anthem.

After June 1940, the use of national symbols of Latvia - the flag, the coat of arms and national anthem - was banned.
On 15 February 1990 they were restored as official state symbols.

It is a peaceful national anthem, it evokes neither fight nor war but girls in flower and young people singing, with this power that allows through the years and the difficulties in bringing together the minds and hearts .



God bless Latvia,
Our beloved fatherland.
Bless Latvia,
Oh bless it, we beseech thee! (repeat)

Where Latvian daughters bloom,
Where Latvian sons sing,
Let us dance happily there,
In our Latvia! (repeat)


An other time in 2008

News with help of the Latvian Institute

18 novembre
anniversaire de la république indépendante de Lettonie

le 18 novembre est la journée Nationale de Fête de l’indépendance de la République de Lettonie.

Article mis en ligne le 17 novembre 2014

Événements dédiés au 96e anniversaire
de la Proclamation de la République de Lettonie
le 18 novembre 2014

09:00 Dôme de Riga  : service œcuménique

10:30 au Monument de la Liberté cérémonie de pose de fleurs

12:00 Centre des congrès de Riga
Trois flammes de l’éveil concert
Avec la participation de l’ Orchestre de chambre de Vidzeme
Le Chœur mixte Sola de l’Académie lettone de la culture ,
conducteurs Andris Veismanis et Kaspars Adamsons et solistes.
Invitations disponibles ont commencé depuis le 10 Novembre, les jours ouvrables de 10h à 19h au vestibule du Centre des congrès de Riga.

12:00 dans la Salle Blanche de la société lettone de Riga
concert "PAROLES DE FORCE pour la Lettonie" *
Avec la participation de groupes folkloriques de Riga et des régions de Lettonie

13h Quais du 11 Novembre
PARADE militaire des forces armées nationales et les unités militaires du Ministère de l’intérieur.

15h A la cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Riga
Concert festif en coopération avec l’ambassade de la République de Lituanie en Lettonie.*

16h Grand Concert de chœurs d’hommes dans la grande salle de la Société lettone de Riga "RIGA sonne, LETTONIE chante" *

16h Centre Culturel Petite Guilde
Concert ... " vivre pour toujours ..."
Avec la participation des chorales mixtes Balsis et Jasmīnas Koris,
conducteurs Ints Teterovskis et Agita Ikauniece.
Invitations disponibles ont commencé depuis le 10 Novembre, les jours ouvrables de 10h à 18h à la Petite Guilde

18h à la Grande Guilde Concert DÉDICACE
Avec la participation de l’Orchestre Symphonique de la commune, des écoles de musique de Riga, conducteurs Kaspars Ādamsons.
Invitations disponibles depuis le 10 Novembre au box-office de la Grande Guilde

19h A la cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Riga
concert par le groupe vocal Voix lettons RŪTOJ ...*

19h30 Église anglicane de Saint-Sauveur

19h30 au Monument de la Liberté
Événement festif en l’honneur du

avec la participation de fanfare professionnelle de Riga, de la chorale de jeunes Balsis, Ieva Parsa, et des conducteurs Mārtiņš Ozoliņš, Agita Ikauniece et Ints Teterovskis

20h Le discours officiel du Président de la république de Lettonie Andris Bērziņš

21h Quai du 11 Novembre Grand feu d’artifice festif

* Entrée gratuite

Le 18 novembre les transports publics de Riga sont gratuits !

Du 14 Novembre au 18, à partir de18h jusque 23h
STARO RĪGA 2014 Fête des Lumières

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