The UL Faculty of Humanities hosted a song and poetry event “Together with the Latvian language – in the Latvian language” (“Kopā ar latviešu valodu – latviešu valodā”) on 23 April, 2019. It was organized in cooperation with the Latvian Language Agency and the association “Dialogu Nams”. The event aimed at drawing attention to the significance of the Latvian language and culture, at encouraging people to learn the Latvian language and at advancing the integration process.
The event was opened by the representatives of the above mentioned associations, as well as by the dean of the faculty Ilze Rūmniece. The participants, who represented Azerbaijan, Belarus, Brazil, China, Egypt, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Macedonia, Nepal, Russia, South Korea, Tajikistan, Turkey, the USA and Uzbekistan, gave their best performance, showing their appreciation of the language and culture. Many participants were dressed in their folk costumes, thus identifying with their culture, while supporting the Latvian culture. It should be noted, that teachers who attended the concert with their learners admitted that they resort to the elements of drama method to encourage dramatization of poetry, which was well illustrated during the concert.
The video recordings are available here: