Rihards Lībietis Orchestra

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.
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).
The band was formed in 2015, and since then have released 4 well-received albums, the latest is “Willful Blindness” (2021).
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Band in summer of 2020 (1); at the album "Willful Blindness" presentation concert , 2021 (2). Photo - Janis Romanovskis


Willful Blindness

The album was nominated for the Latvian Music of the Year Award 2021

Reflections EP

Album featuring collaborations with LV singers Goran Gora, Ervins Ramins, Kristine Praulina, Anneli Arro and Oskars Stolse-Semerovs

Live in Concert

Live recording of the band's 1 year anniversary concert in Gertrudes ielas Teatris, Riga

Scream, Breathe, Cry

Album nominated for Latvian music awards 2015