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"New Wave" pop music contest begins in Jurmala

RIGA, July 23 - The international pop-music contest "New Wave 2013" gets under way in Jurmala today and will continue until July 28.

Participating in the contest are sixteen performers from twelve countries - Latvia, Russia, Armenia, Vietnam, Germany, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Georgia, Indonesia and Cuba.

This year, Peteris Upelnieks represents Latvia at "New Wave".

"New Wave 2013" will also offer anumber of concerts by Russian and international pop stars, including Joseph Kobzon, Kristina Orbakaite, Valery Leontiev, Valeria, Valery Meladze, Intars Busulis, Dima Bilan, Julio Iglesias, Garou, Toto Cutugno, "Il Volo" and many others.

The first "New Wave" contest was organized in Jurmala in 2002.

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