The former Bulgarian capital Veliko Tarnovo
Director: Mariana Nutsova
Euro Folk 2004" International Folklore Festival will be held within the scope of "Euro Folk 2004" Musical Feasts - The world is television, which is in different European cities and countries from 29th April till 7th October 2004.
Musical Feasts “Euro Folk 2004” consist of eleven musical festivals and World applied conference “Traditional folk arts and contemporary information technologies”. Main event of the Musical Feasts “Euro Folk 2004” is Festival ¹1 in Europe of the traditional folk arts – Stara Planina Fest “Balkan Folk “. Every year in the Festival participate 15000 musicians, singers and dancers. Other typical festival of the Musical Feasts “Euro Folk 2004” is “Euro Folk – Russian island 2004” International Festival for Traditional Folk Arts – held in Moscow, Russia- where under preferential conditions take part the awarded with the Grand prix and First Awards from the other musical festivals “Euro Folk”. From the International festivals, that are held untill now, 6 groups – awarded with the “Grand prix” and 18 groups awarded with the “First Awards” are invited to participate in “Euro Folk – Russian island 2004” International Festival for Traditional Folk Arts.
Typical feature of Musical Feasts “Euro Folk 2004” is, that all performances are recorded with professional audio and television technics and the best of them will be broadcasted in Europe. Natural contination of this activity is “Euro Folk” International Festival for TV and Internet Musical Products. In this festival except television and Internet musical products of “Euro Folk” and “Balkan Folk” take part also specialists and products from other European and world televisions. All this activities realize the main purpose of Musical Feasts “Euro Folk 2004” – The world is television to make popular through the medias the traditional folk arts.
1. Folklore Ensemble “Atomik” at the Center of energetics - the town of Kozlodui – Owner of Grand Prix at International Folklore Festival “Euro Folk 2004”.
2. Folklore Group at Cultural Center – the town of Tsaribrod, Serbia – Owner of First Award at International Folklore Festival “Euro Folk 2004” in category “Folklore Ensembles”.
3. Dance Formation “Millenium” at Commmunity Center “Ivan Vazov” – the town of Sopot - Owner of First Award at International Folklore Festival “Euro Folk 2004” in category “Folklore Dances”.
4. Ensemble “Ilinden” at Cultural Society – the town of Bitolja, Macedonia - Owner of First Award at International Folklore Festival “Euro Folk 2004” in category “Youth Collectives”.