RIGA

Hello my dear friends!
I hope that one day you will visit one of the most beautiful town in the world – Riga!
Melody for this beautiful song were composed by Artem Sarvi & me.
Lyrics were written by very famous latvian author Tatjana Bojcenko.
We both were born in Riga,we love music and we love our town!!!

El Cariño – Spainish version for song “Nezhnost” by Diana Pirags & Gipsymania

El Cariño – Latino version of the song Nezhnost.(Russian spelling: Нежность, English translation: Tenderness).
The song was composed in 1965. The music was written by Aleksandra Pakhmutova, with lyrics by Nikolay Dobronravov and Sergey Grebennikov.
Nezhnost’ was performed in 1967 by Tatiana Doronina (as Nyura) in Tatiana Lioznova’s film Tri topolya na Plyushchikhe (Three Poplars at Plyuschikha Street). Originally it was recorded by Maya Kristalinskaya in 1966 and was covered many times by many artists in Soviet Union and Russia, including versions made by Yuri Gulyayev, Joseph Kobzon, Tamara Sinyavskaya, Lyudmila Zykina, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Tamara Gverdtsiteli, Maria Codrianu, Latvian singer Olga Pīrāgs. Also, the song was recorded in 1967 by French singer Frida Boccara in Russian (Soviet album «Поёт Фрида Боккара» / Frida Boccara sings, Melodiya), in 1969 by Cuban singer Lourdes Gil and Francis Goya (as Tenderness — CD album A Tribute To Alexandra Pakhmutova, 2002). The song has been live performed in 1999 by Alla Bayanova in French, accompanied by Mikhail Pletnev.
Several Western arrangements of the tune are known under the title Tenderness. In particular, Marc Almond’s version is known for his live performance at the Manege of the First Cadet Corps (Saint Petersburg) on October 1, 2008 [2] and Thomas Anders’ version is known for his live performance at the Kremlin Palace on April 23, 2009.
In 2014 we are glad to announce brand new spanish – rumba flamenco version of the song “Nezhnost” written by Aleksandra Pakhmutova,with lyrics by Valentin Kalugin.

A Star fell on Vikna …


Photo: Cristine Næsvold Kveinsjø”

In november, Latvian and Norwegian have in common a “very” short daylight. Hence … they both dream to travel as soon as possible to some exotic sunny spots.
When it comes to jazz, the brazilian notes are naturally the ones nordic and baltic musicians prefer to get warmed with.
Thus, the vocalist, Diana Pirags is by education a jazz interpret, and by heart a lover of the latin jazz melodies and tempo. Stunning are her scat, improvisation, and octave amplitude.
Two years ago, when travelling to Riga, the Norwegian pianist, Thor Helge Moe discovered the Diana Pirags. Listening to her rumba flamenco version of “Girl of Ipanema”, he immediately wanted her to display her vast repertoire and skills to the Norwegian audience.
Their friendship, love for music, and respective professionalism made that dream come true.


That’s the way, this saturday, 16th of november 2014, 6PM, took place in the library of Rorvik the utmost dense, skillful, and … inconceivable concert .
The majestic Diana Pirags revealed for the first time to Norway, her capacity to sing a large jazz repertoire. Witty, her duet “The Lady is a tramp” with the singer Jorid Ramfjord ; emotionnal her “Stars Fell On Alabama”, with the saxophonist Toralf Devik, melodious “Autumn Leaves” in french and english, with the impecaple intro of Thor Helge ; and impressively touching with “Insensitive”, sang in portuguese and english.
“But how have you been able to bring her here ?” , “that was the best concert of the county, ever”, are the two sentences that the 6000 islands, islets and skerries of Vikna keep on saying to Thor Helge Moe. Educated, captivated, the audience was as reactive, as attentive to such brio.

Diana’s voice, TradJazz passion, and the audience fascination were that evening far too large for the walls of the library hall.

All promised each other new further concerts and collaboration, in Rorvik, Riga, Trondheim… and beyond.
Let’s be patient, and hope that those jazz lovers will soon enlight our evenings, cheer up our winters, and the three other months of the year … with their so proficient generosity.
F.Cesto

RIGAS RITMI FESTIVAL 2 – 5 JULY 2014

RIGAS RITMI FESTIVAL 2 – 5 JULY 2014

 

Smooth Band ft Diana Pirags 

03   JUL Daugava Concert Hall


line up: Viktors Ritovs - keyboard, Oļegs Grišins - bass, Artis Orubs - drums
Artūrs Kutepovs - guitar,Diāna Pirāgs - vocal

Smooth Band unites well-known musicians in Latvia. Vocalist Diana Pirags performs jazz standards and compositions in Latin jazz rhythms; she freely sings in English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Latvian and Russian languages.

Genre/Style:

jazz, bossa nova, smooth jazz

Diana Pirags participated in one of the biggest International Music Festival “Sharq Taronalari” in Central Asia


 

Festival history


Samarkand which is included into the World Heritage List of UNESCO can doubtlessly be called as the "Pearl of the East". Standing on the crossroad of the Great Silk Road, it took and preserved until present times the culture, art and unique architecture of the ancient world civilizations.

Historical monuments of Samarkand impress contemporaries by their beauty and greatness.

On one of these unique monuments of architecture - Registan square - every biennium between 25th and 30st of August International Music Festival "Sharq Taronalari" ("Melodies of Orient") is held on regularly organized under the patronage of UNESCO.

International Music Festival "Sharq Taronalari" ("Melodies of Orient") is one of the biggest festivals in Central Asia. The main aims and objectives of the festival are to popularize widely the best achievements of national music art, to preserve and develop great traditions of people, to encourage talents in musical and vocal sphere, as well as to spread in further international creative ties, to strengthen cultural-spiritual cooperation, to praise peace, friendship and ideas of mutual sympathetic.

The first International Music Festival "Sharq Taronalari" ("Melodies of Orient") took place in 1997 at which participated musical groups and performers from 31 different countries. Today it became one of the most popular and famous festivals not only in Central Asia but also abroad. The bright evidence to this is that year after year not only the number and the artistic level of participants are increasing, but also geographical range of participating countries is widened.

Thus, at the 7th International Music Festival "Sharq Taronalari" that was held on in 2009, participants from more then 50 countries attended the event.

It became a good tradition to undertake international scientific conferences, devoted to particular aspects of music, at which participate scientists and scholars from all over the world.

Each Festival, that was held on in Samarkand is unique and exclusive.

In this year The 9th “Sharq Taronalari” International Biennial Music Festival was held in Samarkand in 25-31 August 2013. About 400 artists from 53 countries, representing various continents, presented their traditional music and performing arts culture at the Registan Square of Samarkand UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Irina Bokova - The General Director of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO was impressed by the attitude of people to traditions and their respect for history and culture...

 

http://en.sharqtaronalari.uz/

Diana Pirags feat NePlagiat – Riga / Диана Пирагс feat НеПлагиат – Рига

Заметное событие этого года в Балтии – официальный релиз видеоклипа латвийской певицы Дианы Пирагс на песню «Рига».

В клипе соединяются две сюжетные линии которые объединяет – любовь .

Любовь является лейтмотивом Риги и режиссёр Ася Николаева / asyanikolaeva.com / успешно продемонстрировала романтический стиль древней архитектуры в современным ритме «Северной столицы».

Большую информационную поддержку в создании клипа оказало Рижское Бюро по Развитию Туризма /www.liveriga.com/Мы надеемся , что после просмотра клипа , у многих появится желание пройти по улочкам Старого Города и возможно встретить свою любовь . Рига ждёт Вас !


Режиссер-постановщик – Ася Николаева

Оператор – Карлис Яунземс .

Музыка – Диана Пирагс , Артём Сарви

Слова – Татьяна Бойченко, Юрий Бибарцев и проект НеПлагиат /www.neplagiat.com/

Также выражаем благодарность :

Рижский продакшен — студия фильмов : Fresh Step – /www. freshstep.lv /

Съемочная группа:

Продюсер – Симона Клявиня

Монтажер- Рихард Олманис

Осветитель – Каспар Веверис

Художник – Занда Клявиня

Гримёры – Карина Рабер, Алиса Шепель

Стилист — Ирина Павлючук

Ассистенты: Калвис Кулачковскис,Зане Вилкая, Эдгар Шнейдерс

Отдельное спасибо : осветительной компании SDG , архитектурному бюро Jonika — /www.jonika.lv/, магазинам одежды Elkor /www.elkor.lv/ и Mon Cheri /www.jmso.lv/ ,салону красоты “Koti” – /www.koti.lv/, обществу Daros – Дайнису Роберту.