The Balkan Festival of Folk Songs and Dances (Balkanski festival na narodni pesni i igri)

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Country and Region MacedoniaOhrid
Type of Festival Dance, Music
Location of Festival Ohrid, Ohrid, Macedonia
Festival Contact Information

The Balkan Festival of Folk Songs and Dances
Makedonski prosvetiteli 4
96000, Ohrid
Phone: (389) 96-263-433
Fax: (389) 96-261-063

Festival Description

The Balkan Festival of folk songs and dances is an international folklore event established in 1962 that was originally titled as The Ohrid Festival of Amateur Folk Songs and Folk Bands. In 1967 the Festival was restructured and ever since it has been hosting vocal and instrumental bands and solo singers presenting their authentic folk creations and traditional culture through horas, songs, rites, traditional clothes, local costumes, traditional musical instruments, and handicrafts. For more than twenty years "The Balkan Festival of Folk Songs and Dances" has been a member of the UNESCO Associations of CIOFF (The International Council of the Organizations of Folklore Festivals and Folklore Art), and IOFA (The International Organization for Folklore Art.

Festival Dates July 6 - 10, 2010
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