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"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.

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.

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Saeima. Photo: Ernest Dinka, la Chancellerie Saeima

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"

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.

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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

30 Novembre 1941, à Rumbula l’un des plus grands sites de massacres de juifs en Europe

A Rumbula, le 30 Novembre et 8 Décembre 1941, les nazis ont tué plus de 25 000 Juifs lettons du ghetto de Riga et des environs, ainsi que 1000 Juifs allemands transportés par le train.

Article mis en ligne le 29 novembre 2014
par Bruno par

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Rumbula est l’un des plus grands sites de massacres de juifs en Europe

Le 30 Novembre et le 8 Décembre 1941, les nazis ont tué plus de 25 000 Juifs lettons du ghetto de Riga et environ 1000 Juifs allemands transportés par le train

Le Conseil des communautés juives de la Lettonie, la communauté juive de Riga, la société lettone des Juifs - et les anciens prisonniers des ghettos et camps de concentration, la communauté religieuse juive de Riga invitent ce 30 Novembre à 12h00 à une cérémonie de commémoration dédiée à l’anniversaire du massacre dans la forêt Rumbula.

Cérémonie de commémoration de la Journée du 30 novembre 1941 à Rumbula

Le Memorial de Rumbula

JPEGEn Novembre 1941 l’administration nazie a décidé de détruire tous les Juifs emprisonnés dans le ghetto de Riga. 25 000 personnes, dont environ mille Juifs déportés d’Allemagne, ont été tués en deux vagues le 30 Novembre et le 8 Décembre 1941. Plusieurs centaines de Juifs du camp de concentration "Kaizerwald" ont été utilisés pour exhumer et brûler les corps, et ont également été tués ici en 1944.

En 1964, les militants juifs locaux ont réussi à surmonter les obstacles érigés par le gouvernement soviétique et la pierre commémorative de Rumbula, avec l’inscription "Pour les victimes du fascisme" non seulement en letton et en russe, mais aussi en yiddish a été dréssée.

Le mémorial conçu par Sergejs Rizhs a été inauguré le 29 Novembre 2002. Il a été créé avec le soutien de diverses institutions et organisations ainsi qu’avec des dons privés de personnes en provenance de Lettonie, d’Israël, des États-Unis, et d’Allemagne.

Près de la route, à l’entrée du mémorial, il est une construction métallique qui symbolise l’horreur de la catastrophe. C’est le chemin sur lequel des milliers de Juifs ont été conduits à leur mort.

L’entrée de la mémoire est marquée par deux dalles avec des inscriptions en letton, anglais, allemand et hébreu, narrant les événements tragiques qui ont eu lieu ici. Le chemin mène à la partie centrale de la mémoire, où se trouve une menorah (un chandelier rituel) de quatre mètres de hauteur tissé de fil métallique. La base du chandelier a la forme de l’étoile de David, dont les côtés portent des gravures aux noms des rues du ghetto. Les noms des personnes tuées dans Rumbula sont taillées dans les pierres de granit.
Sur le terrain de la mémoire il y a six fosses communes marquées par des rectangles avec des bordures en béton. Lors de la création de ce monument, la pierre commémorative de l’époque soviétique a été préservée.

Pour accéder à la commémoration de l’Holocauste dans Rumbula, prendre le bus n° 18 jusqu’à l’arrêt "Rumbula".

Marchez quelques mètres jusqu’à ce que vous voyez la moitié immense porte métallique sur le côté de la rue. En outre aller le long de la route jusqu’à ce que vous atteignez un mur métallique sur laquelle il y a des inscriptions en quatre langues, puis aller à l’intérieur du monument.

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