Photos: Skaņu Mežs at Riga’s White Night

On September 9, as part of the annual White Night contemporary culture forum, the Skaņu Mežs festival hosted its traditional experimental music evening. 

Line up was as follows: Alise Rancāne, Christine Abdelnour, Jackson-Pratt,  Robert Schwarz, Ale Hop, Sarma Gabrēna + Nils Jumītis and Nancy Mounir with Latvian performers: Māris Evelons, Raimonds Gulbis, Konstantins Paturskis, Alīna Vižine, Marta Rācene, Magdalēna Ceple.

Robert Schwarz is a participating artist of the SHAPE+ platform for innovative music, co-funded by the EU.

White Night is a modern urban culture forum – one night a year locals and tourists are invited to enjoy a vigil creativity aimed to change their perception of environment and cultural life. This is a chance to purposefully experience something extraordinary and be involved in various activities offered by artists. White Night tradition was started in 2002 in Paris and it spread like a positive epidemic to Brussels, Rome and Madrid, with Riga as one of the early adopters too. Later on, Amsterdam, Bucharest, Porto and Valetta joined the White Night movement in Europe, while Toronto, Tokyo, Montreal and other cities joined it globally.

The event’s supporters are Riga City Council and the Trust for Mutual Understanding.

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