Jānis Šipkēvics with musicians “Nepāriet”
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Jānis Šipkēvics with musicians “Nepāriet”

About concert

The project “Nepāriet” that Jānis Šipkēvics created two years ago is now announcing concerts in Latvian cities and releasing a new single “Aplis” from the upcoming September’s album “Pāri”.

“Nepāriet” (“It Doesn’t Let Go”) is a group of talented musicians who created a concert programme based on composer Imants Kalniņš’ music first played in 2017 at “Milk Festival”. The programme is based on the 1997 album co-created by Ainars Mielavs and Imants Kalniņš “Par lietām, kuras tā ar’ nekad nepāriet” (“Things that never really let you go”) and aims to highlight the best pieces and original content features of that album that are reborn with a new meaning in 21st century.

“When that album hit Latvian charts 22 years ago, I was just 15 years old and Latvia’s restored independence was just 7 years old. It was the time when the code of Latvian newest music took shape. Musical seeds planted by Imants Kalniņš were feeding Latvian culture for ages, but these new fresh topics of his had direct impact on the minds of an entire generation that is now in full bloom and expressing its creativity. In 2017, Mārtiņš Mielavs and the Milk Festival was the impulse for me to call the strongest and the most original new age musicians to revive the musical heritage of Imants Kalniņš and with great responsibility and honour give it to younger peers – the generation that has never heard these songs before,” – says author of “Nepāriet” project Jānis Šipkevics.

“Aplis” (“The Circle”) is the first single from the “Nepāriet” album that is going to be released in September.

“Nepāriet” musicians: Jānis Šipkēvics, Matīss Čudars, Miķelis Putniņš, Rūdolfs Dankfelds, Kārlis Josts, Lorete Medne, Alise Joste, Evija Vēbere, Zelma Jēgere and Vladislavs Nastavševs.