Latvia's Musical History: Both Ancient And Kind Of New

Mar 22, 2018
The 2008 Latvian Song Festival in Riga, Latvia
Dainis Matisons

As part of the 100th anniversary celebration of Latvian independence, Western Michigan University is hosting two days of Latvian music and art this weekend. 

Crown Tree by Sniedze Janson-Runģis. Runģis says humans are supposed to be the crown of civilization — but if we are to become that, we have to be much more benevolent. She found a root that she thought looked a lot like a crown and that was the basis.
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

This November, Latvia will celebrate its 100th year as a country. To honor that anniversary, Western Michigan University’s Richmond Center for Visual Arts has two exhibits by Latvian-American artists.