XIX International festival of klap music in Perast postponed to September

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07.04.2020 10:00 2101 0 0
The XIX International Festival of Klap Music in Perast, which this year was supposed to be held from June 25 to 28, was postponed to September, the organizers of the event said.

“As a result of the pandemic of the coronavirus infection COVID-19, which put the whole world, including all of us, at risk, caused tragic consequences, isolated society and caused a number of unpredictable and irreversible consequences, this year we plan to conduct the 19th festival of valves on new date, namely from 10 to 13 September, ” the festival organizers said.

- We monitor publications and social networks related to music klap events and related groups, namely, their inability to gather musicians for communication, rehearsals and further performances at concerts and festivals. We also hope that soon it will end as objectively as possible. We will continue to monitor the situation in the country and will continue to remind you of the honored klap music artists who have made a significant contribution to the cultural heritage of klap singing in Montenegro. You can follow our activities and news on the official website - festivalklapaperast.com

Klapa - traditional Mediterranean music and a form of traditional acapelic singing about the sea, ships and love of the Adriatic. In 2012, Klapa was included in the UNESCO list (intangible cultural heritage of mankind). The word Klapa translates as “a group of friends” and has its roots in coastal church singing. Valves are divided into male, female and mixed groups that perform both folk songs and original compositions.

Annually, various musical groups from Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and other Balkan countries traditionally take part in the International Klap Festival in Perast.
Foto: Boka News

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