IV International Festival of Oriental Art & Music
August 18th – 23rd November, 2017.
The motto of the Festival is "The crossroads of cultures, melodies and rhymes of the East and the West". "RUMI FEST" has been inspired by the genius of the great Persian poet Jalaluddin Rumi, honoured equally as in the East as in the West. The Festival concerts are not merely an opportunity to enjoy amazing music and vocals, but also to hear the sound of traditional for the East, though unconventional for Latvia musical instruments.
This year the festival welcomes the following participants – Latif Bolat (Turkey), the groups "TANEEN-O-TAN ENSEMBLE" and "AHOORA BAND"(Iran), Igo (Latvia).
Igo will give his concert accompanied by Aivars Hermanis (the acoustic guitar), Raimonds Macats (the cello, the keyboard), Juris Kristons (the keyboard), Ainis Zavackis (Percussion) and Marta Kauliņa (Percussion).
Igo plays and composes music of various music styles, writes verses.
His music gained popularity in early 80’s of the last century and thus it has remained until nowadays.
Igo sings in Latvian, Russian, English, German and Estonian languages. He has given concerts around Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Germany, Austria, Poland, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Uzbekistan, Belgium, Luxemburg, Greece and the USA.
Early in his career Igo gave concerts within such bands as "Corpus" (1978-1980), "Līvi" (1980-1984), "Liepājas kvartets" (1983-1985), "Remix" (1985-1990), "Rīga" (USA, 1990-1991), "Liepājas brāļi".
In 1984 Igo was awarded with the title of the best singer at the contest "Liepajas dzintars -84". In 1986 he took the Grand Prix at the contest of young performers of the USSR – the Festival “Jurmala-86”, and took the II prize and the Audience Main Prize at the International Singer Festival "Man and sea" in Rostock.
In 1990 Igo started his solo career.
He sang lead parts in rock-operas “The Hunchback of Notre-Dame" (1997), "Lachplesis" (1998), in the musicle "Gelsomino in the Land of Liars" (1998), in the opera "From Rose and Blood" (2000), in the musicle "Angel and Devil" (2007).
Igo recorded several CD volumes with the bands "Līvi" and "Remix", and also issued his solo CD volumes and DVD’s.
Igo’s talent has many sides. He is a magnificent and well-loved singer and composer, writer and poet. Four books by Igo were published: “Bezgalīgs tuvums” (2006), collection of stories and poetry with illustrations "Viss palēnām notiek" (2008), book of poems "Debesis karstas" (2014), the book “Mans Ziemassvētku stāsts“ (2014). He also paints and draws in pencil. Igo actively participates in different charity projects.
In 2015 Igo was awarded with the Order of the Three Stars of V class (Chevalier).
The concert program includes prize drawing from the tourist agency "NOVATOURS"*.
*lottery license Nr 4624 of 14.08.2017.
Tickets can be purchased:
• on Biļešu Serviss website www.bilesuserviss.lv,
• at Biļešu Serviss ticket desks around Latvia,
• at the Culture palace "Ziemeļblāzma" before the concert.
Information: (+371) 28252314