Liva Zaigalve

1987 -

Liva Zaigalve, a member of the café-style Adventist Church in Riga and an accomplished player of the kokle, popular folk instrument in Latvia, won first prize in the 2002 national folk music competition for young musicians in Latvia, her native country. The instrument is a 30-string member of the zither family.

Zaigalve frequently performs in national music events and in the café-style church outreach program which uses art, drama, and music to attract young people who otherwise would not be interested in conventional religious services.


Source: International Adventist Musicians Association Notes, Winter/Spring 2007, 25.