2006 Finale Event
This year its our 5th Anniversary!
September 26 at ĶĪPSALA Hall (Ķīpsalas iela 8)
Part I 14.00 - 18.00
Exhibition "I Love My Planet"
Sports Attractions with our OLYMPIANS
Participants include: Artūrs Irbe, Vsevolods Zeļonijs, Ingrīda Amantova and others.
The event presented by Raimonds Bergmanis!!
Part II 19.00 - 1.00
Featuring groups: Morning After, Astro'n'out, BezPVN, Trakmēnes, Enas!!
Brandon Stone (Spain)
Admission with tickets earned at clean up operations
Project Footprints 2005 Final has passed!
Thanks to everyone who came and participated!!!
See you next year!
Your Project Footprints
12.00 - 14.00 New music groups contest
14.00 - 16.00 Competitions, sideshows, in cooperation with Olympic Academy
12.00 - 18.00 Exhibition/contest I Love My Planet
16.30 - 18.00 Finale of the new music groups contest
20.00 Ceremonial part, awarding, speeches
21.00 24.00 CONCERT
At the Final of the Project Footprints at Karaoke contest the Grand Prix in the amount of EUR 100 received by Emīls Kivlenieks. Congratulations!
· group The Briefing,
· groups from Estonia, Lithuania within the framework of Baltic New Music Chart Nokia Open Stage
· special guests a group TUMSA!!!!
24.30 Karaoke contest with the Grand Prix of Ls 50!!!
We invite gifted young people to practice their voices and to participate in karaoke contest next year.
See you next year!
Winners of the artistic contest I LOVE MY PLANET!
|| Inčukalna basic school, Riga region
||Mežotne residential secondary school, Bauska region
||Viļaka State Gymnasium, Balvu region
|Riga 30th secondary school
|Gulbene 2nd secondary school
|Baldone secondary school, Riga region
||Mairita Kaļinka, Kristīne Afanasjeva
||Zaļenieku basic school, Jelgava region
||Riga Construction College Secondary School
||Kandava residential secondary school
||Ļaudona secondary school, Madona region
||Tetele basic school, Jelgava region
|| Riga 60th secondary school
|| Artūrs Cišs
|| Riebiņu secondary school, Preiļu region
|| Marika Medne
|| Rezekne town Pupils Interest Center
||Seila Kristīne Linde, Agnese Martina, Madara Valeiko, Linda Siliņa
|| Riga 45th secondary school
|| Ginta Vītoliņa
|| Vērgale basic school, Liepaya region
Higher schools music bands contest results >>
||Riga Stradiņa University
||University of Latvia
|Ernesta Mediņa bends
||Riga 100th secondary school
|Lietotas Mēbeles no Holandes
/Second hand furniture from Holland/
||University of Latvia
||School of Business Administration Turība
||The Ventspils College
Anita Alksne (LMA Student Club), Inese Saulaja (Mikrofona ieraksti), Pēteris Goldbergs (Latvian Radio), Talivaldis Kronbergs (portal StudentNet.lv), chairman of the jury committee Māris Žigats (Radio SWH).
Winners of Jury's award a band from Riga Stradiņa University Morning After ! /www.morningafter.lv/
The spring of the musical union Morning After refers to late 2003, when 6 boys rich with creative ideas Toms Rudzinskis (viola, saxophone), Nauris Kolmanis (tenor saxophone), Miķelis Studers (guitar), Jānis Olekšs (bass guitar), Māris Vitkus (keyboard instruments) and Edgars Runcis (drums) decided to experiment with jazz, funk un rock music elements. Soon to the band's instrumentals cast there joined also a vocalist Agate Dombrovska, whose fascinating quality of voice has become a part and a parcel of the band's sounding. Eventually in the music there also appeared traits of soul and disco rhythms.
The musicians emphasize that it is morning when new ideas spring, consequently also opportunities to offer something that hasn't been offered yet. Therefore morning after is well known for ages and common. Romantic, energetic, passionate music and performance!
During creative process that includes non-stopping experiments with musical instruments and voice, there come new melodies. Jazz, funk and rock ad lib might be considered as their music basic elements. The musicians continue traditions that have begun already in Latvia in these musical styles and offer their vision.
For the first time the band was noticed at the contest arranged by the State 1 st Gymnasium The First Record, which enabled to start the way to SWH Hallway new bands top. As early as in summer 2004 the band made first appearance on the large stage, participating in various contests arranged in Latvia ( You have been noticed 2004, Mustard and Honey Stage of Hopes , Rumba Rock 2004 ). Morning After wasn't left unnoticed and won an award in the nomination Audience's sympathy ( You have been noticed 2004 ), also took an honorable 3 rd place ( Rumba Rock 2004 ). The contributed labor bears fruit and this year the band participated in the big contest of the festival Mustard and Honey , where took the 1 st place in the nominations: The best pianist, The best blower and The best stage image.
Concurrently to study at a professional educational establishment young musicians actively perform in various Riga clubs ( LMA Students club, Spalvas pa gaisu, Kabata ), at festivals ( Pictures 2004 and 2005, Under one roof 2004 and 2005, Bauzland 2004 , Tabūns 2004 ), and also in private events. During recent half a year the band traveled in largest Latvian cities giving gigs within the tour SWH Hallway. This summer the band participated in a tour organized by NOKIA Extreme tuss, which visited Riga, Liepaya, Valmiera and Ventspils. The band was invited to participate also in the hottest event of this summer in Liepaya Baltic Beach party 2005 at the concert on 22 July.
In the result of intense rehearsals in 2004 the band recorded its first single First, with which participated in the international contests Priekšnams TV. It is important to add that in Latvian clubs this single sounded also in gigs within the tour arranged by SWH Hallway.
The band recorded a new single in September this year. The song Call you already within the first fortnight sweepingly stabilized its positions on the first place. It endured 3 weeks on SWH Hallway Top first place, also obtained rotation time in October over the airwaves of SWH and participated in SWH programs Large Evening Concert over the airwaves on 20 October this year. The largest achievement in the band's history is entering into SWH TOP 40, that is the first step that audience might recognize music created by Morning After.
The Audience Recognition Award in close contest against the band AK69
was won by the band from University of Latvia Trakmēnes!
This band, which also might be called as a way of life, appeared thanks to coincidence of various circumstances. All members of the band previously performed in other musical teams, but at the end of the day they met and created a joint thing. Speaking about the name, it isn't accidental, but it has a deep word play, that might be difficult to make sense of at once. The band's music is penetrated with guitar music with rich emotions and as much as pensive lyrics, which skin-deep seem simple and may be a bit stale, but the band seems interested - whether audience can listen in or not.
Trakmēnes is a very new musical union, appeared in late autumn 2005, but they were consolidating strength and ideas for much longer time. There have been performed just few concerts at local students parties, which the band considers as its target audience. As for its interim major achievement it considers getting through the semi-final of the concert Project Footprints and the obtained deserved Audience's Sympathy.
Project Footprints Closing event on 5 December, 2004
in the Olympic Skonto Hall
Results of childrens drawing exhibition I love my planet in Skonto hall:
1st place Brāļi Skrindas, Atasiena Middle Schoold
Special prize to Deniss Hvostojs, a guy from the vocational school No.34.
Photo gallery of the final activity
A competition of musical groups of higher educational establishments.
Public Recognition Prize was awarded to Soundarcade, a group from the Banking Institution of Higher Education!
The Jury Prize was awarded to The Briefing, a group from Liepaja Pedagogical Academy!
The Briefing 41
Jazzn Tank 38.5
Double faced Eels 35.5
The Movies 30.5
We congratulate and wish further success to all winners and finalists!!!
The jury: Maris Briezkalns (Latvia Radio), Māris Zigats
(Radio SWH), Talivaldis Kronbergs (the editor of the
portal Studentnet), Anita Alksne (the Student Club
of Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music) and others.
competition of musical groups of higher educational
Winners of the previous
"No Neighbours" /the Daugavpils University/
>> more information >> noneighbours.void.lv
Contact information: http://noneighbours.void.lv
Artjoms Smirnovs (Archy) Artjoms.Smirnovs@dhl.com
Some information about " No Neighbours "
and how it originated:
We are a group of three persons from Riga (initially
2/3 from Jelgava and 1/3 from Vangaži). The group
consists of Artjoms Smirnovs called Archy (guitar,
vocal), Sandis Grandovskis called Sandis (bass
guitar, sometimes also vocal) and Ints Barkans
called Inc (drums). Together we are playing only
since February of 2002.
Sandis and Archy have been strumming the guitar
for about 4 years, when Sandis bought his first
Ukrainian guitar. For the first two years,
as all beginners, he was performing various proficiency
exercises for fingers, trying to play pieces of
Jimi Hendrix and Metallica. The last 1 ½ year
we have devoted to creative work and we are playing
our own music. The idea to found a group came
up in the second half of 2001, but the process
stretched a bit longer as we were not active in
the search of a drummer. In January of 2002 we
got acquainted with Ints, an ex-xylophonist, who
was crazy about drums (we have to admit that he
had not played drums a lot before). We decided
to give it a try. Subsequently, this first attempt
to play together can be regarded as the group's
birthday the 15 th of February. Since that day
we are rehearsing regularly, and from time to
time we have concerts in the clubs Depo, Saksofons,
Zabadaks and elsewhere, we are participating in
music festivals (Sinepes un Medus, Uz Tukumu
Pēc Smukuma, Tu Esi Pamanīts, Stage Nr.1,
Liepājas Dzintars'03, Pēdas etc.).
Our first radio single F.T.W. was played on several
radio stations and in some tops it reached the
1 st place (Radio NABA, Rietumu Radio), while
in Radio SWH Top 40 it got the 4 th place and
in SWH Rock the 2 nd place.
The history of the group's title is also interesting.
It was spontaneous. The initial intention, even
not an intention, but an idea created in hopelessness
and despair, was to call ourselves No-namers
as we could not come up with a name for a long
time. After all, a group should not play without
a name... In one of rehearsals the drummer Ints,
when playing in his extremely loud manner, shouted
out a question What's the group's name? At that
moment he did not know about the idea of no-namers.
The other three guys replied him but they were
too silent. After stopping the drumming Ints calmy
repeated, "No Neighbours?" Bingo!!!!!!!
That's how the group's name was created. We think
that it sounds well.
/the Banking Institution of Higher Education/ >>
more information>> www.alternative.lv
the prize of the Kurzeme Radio >> more
information >> www.grupaenas.com
The composition of the group:
Lauris Valters - vocal
Edgars Apinis bass guitar
Janis Maslovskis guitar
Janis Kergalvis solo guitar
Ugis Olte - drums
| The group "enas" (shadows) was founded
on 13 November 1999. The group's composition has
changed since its foundation. The age group is from
19 to 22 years. The group's name has originated
from the title of the song "Shadows and Rain"
played by the group "Odis". The group
chose the short title of the song "Shadows"
that in translation means "enas". In the
first public appearances "enas" performed
both its own and widely popular songs.
At the end of 1999 the group's quality significantly
improved as it changed its style of playing, made
its own repertoire and performed in bigger and smaller
Since 2000 the group "enas" has been giving
concerts in Latvian clubs ("Cita Opera",
"Kabata", "Grands", "Stikla
pērlīšu spēle", "Multiklubs", the
Students Club of the Latvian Academy of Music etc.).
The presence and participation of the group is unquestionable
in music festivals and competitions, as well as
in miscellaneous events (Fishermen Days in Lapmezciems,
LNT charity event, Christmas Party of the University
of Latvia etc.).
In spring of 2001 the group recorded two songs (in
SWH records company): "She was so" and
"Rainbow", which were a success in the
festival "Roks pret militārismu" and the
programme "Priekšnams" on Radio SWH.
In spring of 2002 "enas" recorded its
single "Candy" (SWH), released in CD format.
"Radio SWH" interviewed the group "enas",
on the same day the first video clip of "enas"
was shot for the single "Candy". On the
1 st of October the group was on LTV 2, on the TV
programme "Juniors TV". "enas"
was recognised the best new group in September,
their single "Candy" was included ion
the TOP 40 of "Radio SWH" reaching the
16 th place. This song is still played on "Radio
SWH" and other radio stations throughout Latvia.
In summer of 2003 "enas" released a new
song "Jo Tevis nav" that was noticed by
several radio stations. In August this song was
presented in the show of Egons Reiters on Radio
SWH and currently several Latvian radio stations
/the Ventspils University College/
prize "Maza sudraba
karotite" /The Latvian Academy of Police/
Let's save our Planet !