Rihards Libietis Orchestra (LV) is a quintet, performing instrumental, dynamic world music, mixing together various influences from African, Middle-Eastern, Latvian folk music with Blues and Jazz. The band was formed in 2015, and since then have released 3 well-received albums, latest of which “Reflections EP” saw its release in late 2018. RL Orchestra regularly performs in various events and festivals in the Baltic region. The band consists of Rihards Libietis (guitar), Gints Smukais (guitar), Janis Polis (bass), Matiss Repsis (percussion instruments), Erna Daugaviete (cello).
Rihards Libietis is a Latvian musician and music author, who regularly performs and collaborates with a lot of well established Latvian artists and bands. He has produced and self-released all 3 RL Orchestra albums, most notable of which are “Reflections EP ” (2018), featuring collaborations with popular Latvian singers, and the band’s debut “Scream, Breathe, Cry” (2015) which was nominated for Annual Latvian Music Recording Awards 2015. Rihards also writes music for theatre plays, some of which have been very critically acclaimed.
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