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20th edition of Riga festival Skaņu Mežs features REMAIIN concerts

From 23-24 September Skaņu Mežs, an experimental music festival set in Latvia’s capital Riga, will celebrate 2 decades, with a programme including Perc, Space Afrika, Clipping., and a series of concerts produced by the REMAIIN organisation.

With 20 years’ experience of providing Latvia with an event worthy of being described as a “world class experimental music festival” by Chicago music critic Bill Meyer, Skaņu Mežs lives up to the reputation with Los Angeles’ Clipping., a uniquely designed set from techno mainstay Perc, and a performance from Space Afrika.

Alongside the core events, Creative Europe-supported musicology organisation REMAIIN shall provide a programme inline with their focus of showcasing avant-garde music inspired by that of cultures beyond the continent.

Under their curation turntablist and composer working with Newcastle’s TUSK Festival Mariam Rezaei, Yuko Araki (a multi-instrumentalist released by Lawrence English), Alya Al-Sultani, and jazz quartet [Ahmed], will perform.

In addition to the core events Iranian-American electronic music composer and sound artist Sote will perform a free concert in the refurbished Āgenskalns Market, mirroring the first Skaņu Mežs event in Āgenskalns.

Skaņu Mežs Festival tickets are on sale now, priced €30, with concessions for disabled persons. 

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