Energetic singer, musician and entrepreneur Katrīna Dimanta grew up in a musical family during Latvia’s period of national awakening. She first trained as a cello player but also plays violin and ukulele. Dimanta has many musical friends, yet this year’s album, Krāsas (Colours), is her first solo release. Its lively songs feature light arrangements, including bluegrass and zydeco rhythms, as well as strong vocals and carefree scatting.
With her siblings and friends, Dimanta is a frequent musical guest at Latvian diaspora events in Europe, the United States and Australia. She was formerly a member of ImantaDimanta and Māsas Dimantas. She has participated in the Eurovision song contest several times and has appeared on television shows; she also uses her creativity to brighten the days of children in hospital.