Latvia, Riga

3rd Prize (2018)

Second Round performance video:
https://youtu.be/paCcuf827Z8

Third Round performance video:
https://youtu.be/XhBBONEtw-4

  • Ensemble members: Valters Puce, cello Antons Trocjuks, cello Dainis Tenis, piano Hamidreza Rahbaralam, percussions Arturs Jermaks, drums
  • Biography: DAGAMBA is an example of international cooperation. The group was founded in 2011 by Latvian cellist Valters Puce. It started as a cello duet with Anton Trocjuk (Ukraine). In 2014, after several years of experiments, a percussionist Hamidreza Rahbaralam (Iran) and a pianist Dainis Tenis (Lithuania) joined the group, and in 2016 a drummer, Arthurs Ermax (Italy), teamed up with the band. The works of DAGAMBA include mixture of world music, rock, pop and classical genres in the arrangements of Valters Puce and Dainis Tenis. DAGAMBA tours extensively in the Western Europe and takes part in major European festivals. The highest achievement of the band is a solo concert program “DAGAMBA feat TCHAIKOVSKY” in Arena Riga with a seating capacity of 8,000 people. The group released four studio albums. All of them were nominated for Zelta Mikrofons award - the Latvian equivalent of the Grammy, and the group's latest album was awarded in the categories “Best Instrumental Album” and “Best Design”.
  • Website: https://www.dagamba.eu