Presentation-2018

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PRESENTATION

THE SEVENTEENTH NATIONALFOLKLORE FESTIVAL
IN TWO –
VOICES SINGINGAND FOLKLORE SONGS
WITH INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATION
NEDELINO - 2018

 

I.INTRODUCTION

     Nedelino’s two-voices singing is a unique manifestation of the vocal tradition in the Rhodopes. It exists in this part of the mountain from the ancient times. As the only one of its kind in the Rhodopes, like the singing in Sofia district, Graovska, Pirinska, it attracts the attention of experts in the middle of the last century.

    The first person who was impressed by Nedelino’s two-voices singing and  presents it among the experts in Bulgaria and  abroad is Professor Doctor Nikolay Kauphman. He is a famous expert in the folklore and honorable citizen of our town. Till now there are 350 collected and written in notes songs.

    The festival was born from the numerous regional reviews of the artistically performances and many performances in the fairs in Koprivchitza and Rojzen, in contests and festivals in Germany, France, Britain, the USA. The groups and performers from the municipality of Nedelino have a dozens of prestige awards from different national and international performances.

      It is a tradition in Nedelino once a year in the centre of our town to see talent, beauty and emotion and the mixture of all that attracts the attention of citizens and guests.

      The Folklore festival of two –voices singing and folklore songs inspires more and more young people to learn and perform national Bulgarian folklore songs.

     From the 2017 Nedelino’s two-voices singing is a subject in the Academy for music, dance and art in Plovdiv.

    It was the mayor of Nedelino municipality Boyan Kehayov who suggested to create classes for two-voices singing after a partnership agreement between the Municipality of Nedelino and the Academy in Plovdiv.

 

II. ORGANIZERS

    The National Folklore Festival is organized by the Ministry of Culture and the Municipality of  Nedelino, held during the first weekend of September.

 

III. MAIN OBJECTIVES

     Revival of folk - song tradition in the community and making them available nationwide;
• Preservation and promotion of Nedelino singing at home and abroad;
• Enabling people to express their talent in the performing arts - singing, dancing and playing.

IV. CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION

     The beneficiaries are all children, youth, girls and adults - singers, musicians and dancers from across the countryand all the neighboring countries. They are divided into five age groups:

  • First - from 4 to 7 years
  • Second -  from 7  to 11years
  • Third –  from 12 to 17 years
  • Fourth -  from 18 to 22 years
  • Fifth – from 22 and up

 

A. INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS

         Participants perform two songs - fast and slow. From the slow one, one to two couplets, from the fast one - up to three couplets.
         If participants are musicians and play the bag pipes , flute , fiddle , mandolin, whistle, dvoyanka , drum , pipe , etc., they represent an optionally one or two plays from the region, but provided songs and instrumental pieces should not exceed five minutes. The accompaniment is optional - an instrument, instrumental group or orchestra
.   Dancers present a dance, not longer than five minutes.

 

B. AUTHENTIC FOLKLORE GROUP AND CUSTOMS

       The number of participants in the group (children , female, male, mixed ) are from 9 to 18 people , and in the chamber - duets , trios , quartets , quintets up to 6 people. Groups perform two songs from the region which last up to five minutes, and those who present folk tradition - up to 10 minutes, accompaniment is optional.

 

C. INSTRUMENTAL GROUPS AND ORCHESTRAS

        The number of participants is from 4 to 20 instrumentalists. They Perform two plays - fast and slow, lasting up to 5 minutes. Folk orchestras present two solo instrumental pieces - fast and slow  or  more lasting up to 6 minutes.

 

D. DANCE GROUPS, CLUBS AND ENSEMBLES

       The number of chamber groups are up to 6 people, for clubs and ensembles to 40. Chamber performances are within 5 minutes, and the ensemble - 15 minutes. They can provide authentic dances of the region, as well as originaldance performances.
       All singers, musicians , dancers and actors for  folk customs must be dressed in costumes typical for the folk field.
       The schedule for the order of appearance is determined by the Organizing staff and announced on the day of arrival of participants.
       A jury of experts evaluates the participants' skills to convey faithfully the rhythm of the dance and plays and the melody of the songs. The awards are: certificates of participation, certificates for gold and silver medal.
      There shall be no change in the order of performances and duration. For non-compliance, the jury has the right to interrupt the performance.

 

D. FUNDING

        The 17 th National folklore  festival  is funded by budgetary funds of Nedelino Municipality, the Ministry of Culture and other donors.

 

Contacts and further information:
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