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"Macedonia Folk" 2006

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International music festival "Macedonia Folk"
24 September 2006 - Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria

The Municipality of Blagoevgrad, under the patronage of Blagoevgrad’s mayor Lazar Prichkapov, organised the second edition of the international festival ‘Macedonia Folk’ from 21 to 24 September 2006.

The festival is a competition in four categories:

First – for performers and arrangers of traditional urban songs. Each performer or arranger may take part with two songs.
Second – for poets, composers, arrangers, performers, having created songs on Macedonian folklore basis. Each creator or team may take part with two songs.
Third – for children and teenagers, children’s or juvenile groups, performing folklore, traditional urban or Macedonian folklore based songs.
Fourth – for performers and groups, representing the authenticity and originality of the traditional art and culture of the Macedonia folklore region.

More than 400 groups and individual performers took part in the frames of the festival. They all represented their artistic skills on the three stages: in the area of Bachinovo, the open air theatre in the Varosha quarter and the main square George Izmirliev.

On 23 September 2006, a jury, led by Nikolay Kaufman, awarded the winners: 

Zornitsa Quartet - winners of the singing competition of authentic folklore"Spomen za Egeya" - Big prize
music and arrangement: Dimitar Dinev
lyrics: Katya Kiryanova
performing: Vladislav Valchev

Evtim Evtimov – First prize for lyrics
„Magic of the Pirin”

music: Toncho Rusev
arrangement: Plamen Velinov
performing: Svetlana Trifonova

Zornitsa Quartet - winners of the singing competition of authentic folklore at “Cheverme Fest” in the Bachinovo park.
"Daj kape, Kate"
music and lyrics: folklore

Dimitar Nikolaev - winner of the children’s competition “Start for the stars”.
„Babo le babo Georgie”
music and lyrics: folklore
performing: Dimitar Nikolakiev from the juvenile ensemble “Pirinska kitka”

The gala performance ‘The Balkans for Europe’ was held on 24 September 2006 and this put an end to the festival. The audience at Blagoevgrad had the chance to see performers and groups from Turkey, Serbia, Croatia, Macedonia, Greece and Bulgaria – Theodossi Spassov, the Kanarite orchestra, Eva Quartet, the Pirin Ensemble and Vesselin Marinov.

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12 October 2006, PIERRE VERNOY comment in German

Bravo; je viens d'apprendre la nouvelle via Balkanfolk. je vous souhaite toujours beaucoup de succès et de reussite dans vos prestations !! continuez !! Pierre
27 September 2006, Teodora Koleva comment in English

Гледах фестивала по Канал 1 и не съм очарована от авторските песни. Някой от тях въобще не ми звучаха като македонски, а нали фестивала е за македонска песен?
Удоволствие беше да чуя живото изпълнение на квартет Зорница.
Браво момичета!
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