the town of Hissar, Bulgaria
The Festival of Folklore Arts “Euro Folk – Jiva voda” is held within the scope of “Euro Folk 2007” Musical Feasts - The world is television, which is held in different European cities and countries from 3 May till 21 October 2007.
Musical Feasts “Euro Folk 2007” comprise fifteen musical festivals and are held under the aegis of European Association of Folklore Festivals - EAFF. Main event of the Musical Feasts “Euro Folk 2007” is Festival №1 in Europe for the traditional folk arts – Stara Planina Fest “Balkan Folk”. Every year in the Festival participate from 10 000 to 15 000 musicians, singers and dancers.
Typical feature of Musical Feasts “Euro Folk 2007” is that all performances are recorded with professional audio and television technics and the best of them are repeatedly broadcasted by 50 cable televisions in Bulgaria, the satelite and national cable televisions “Eurocom Bulgaria” and “Heros TV”, as well as by the World Wide Internet Television “Euro Folk” at www.eurofolk.com/tv . All this activities realize the main purpose of Musical Feasts “Euro Folk 2007” – The world is television to make the traditional folk arts popular through the mass media.
The fest program includes competitions in the following categories:
• folk songs;
• folk dances;
• folk ensembles;
• folk customs;
• old-drawing songs and romances;
• partiotic songs
• children up to 19 years – on the first three categories
The jury will have the right to ask for partial performance and to interrupt it, if it exceeds the prescribed time limits. Participants, however, must be prepared, if requested, to perform the program in its entirety.
During the Festival studio audio recordings and filming of professional video clips of the participants' program will be done free of charge of those performances awarded by the jury or against payment.
The program must not exceed 40 minutes.
It is recommendable that participants should consider 5 days stay in order to make audio recordings and video clips of high quality.
The made recordings will be broadcasted by 50 Bulgarian cable televisions and by satellite televisions with European holding.
During their participation in the fest, the group could be invited by the organizers to take part in the common events - official opening, official closing, parade, cocktail or others.