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National Folklore Competition “Songs from the Northwest”


България / Монтана




Монтана, бул. “Трети март” 98


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National Folklore Competition “Songs from the Northwest”

The competition is organized by the Municipal Youth Home – Montana, in partnership with the school of Bulgarian folk dances “Stoyanovi”. It is held under the patronage of the Mayor of Montana Zlatko Zhivkov and with the support of the Municipality of Montana, companies and organizations involved in the preservation of the folklore wealth of the Bulgarian Northwest. Its purpose is: – to preserve and promote the singing, instrumental and dance folk art of Northwestern Bulgaria. – to provide an opportunity for performance and to find talented children – performers. – to stimulate the interest of more and more young people in the folklore wealth of Northwestern Bulgaria and to catalyze their desire to preserve it and pass it on for generations. Within the framework of the competition there is also a “Video competition for folk songs and choreography”, which is intended for Bulgarian children living abroad. It was attended by children from Ukraine, Canada, the United States, Cyprus, France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom. The competition is one of the most significant events in the cultural calendar of the city of Montana.