RUMI FEST – where the West comes across the East
It is already for two years in a row when at the end of September Riga will welcome the Oriental Music Festival “RUMI FEST”. Anchored by the atmosphere of love and harmony around the festival the city turns into the place where the West and the East come across.
Fusion of classical music of the West with ancient tunes and rhythms of the East will let the audience go on an amazing musical journey across different times, cultures and countries, will give a chance to open hearts and conscience to absolutely new feelings and impressions.
This year the festival will feature 19 musicians from Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Greece, Iran, Turkey and Israel that perform music in world, folk, ethno styles. You will hear at the concerts the sounds of unique oriental musical instruments, such as kamanche, santur, tanbur, duduk, ney, daf, and many others.
The audience also will have an opportunity to take part in free master classes of Ebru art (Turkish technique of drawing on water – paper marbling), enjoy the exhibition of the painter Irina Trumpel and the unique photos of the East, so faraway, but so close at the same time.
A special surprise awaits the audience at the Great Guild where a “Novatours” travel coupon will be raffled of on the stage, which is kept in secret for now.
More information on: www.rumifest.lv