THE RING OF KURZEME. BLOW YE WINDS

"Blow ye winds and drive my boat, send me on to Courland", to the place where the Livonian traditions are honoured, to the unique, deep-rooted Suiti cultural space and the power emanating from the sea and sand into the daily life. At the shores of Kurzeme the last rays of the Latvian sun flash and the wave brings a piece of amber to the feet of the beach wanderer. And we have been lucky to see a universe in this piece of amber, and put it into our pocket.
 
Poet and writer Imants Ziedonis: "(..) I imagine a road. I walk through Kurzeme, through fields witnessed and experienced until I encounter landscapes unseen, and I sense that I am stepping out of the awareness and the mundane. The real Kurzeme. The Kurzeme of my dreams. Kurzeme, the promised land." /Reinis Suhanovs, director/
 
Participants: Latvian Radio Choir, State Academic Choir "Latvija", Liepāja Symphony Orchestra, ethnomusicians, folk ensembles, soloists
Conductor: Māris Sirmais
Lightning designer: Mārtiņš Feldmanis
Director: Reinis Suhanovs
 
In the focus of the cycle "The Ring of Latvia" there will be values and uniqueness of four regions of Latvia - Latgale, Kurzeme, Vidzeme, and Zemgale. Through this cycle, Latvian musicians and artists are going to show their country and the way how Latvian people have developed their culture since ancient days till now, and how they return to their roots in the 21st century. These stories will be told and showed within two years till the Centenary.

Photo: Andrejs Vasjukevičs/ the Embassy of Latgale GORS