7 September 2014     Festivals  Awards 

The winners of Grand Prix Golden “Orpheus” at the XI edition of the Black Sea Fest „Euro folk 2014“ became the ensemble from Indonesia „Rumah Angklung and Sanggar Ayunda Puspita,Yayasan Rumah Angklung“. The dancers from Jakarta won the audience of the fest with their virtuoso performances and they deservedly won the assessment of the jury of the feast. They received the grand prix during the official closure of the forum, which took place in the evening of 6 September on the stage of Kiten. The ceremony for awarding of the winners was attended by the Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Indonesia, Mr. Gatot Dewa Broto, the Adviser to the Minister of Youth and Sports Mr. Heru Nugroho, the cultural attache of the embassy of Indonesia in Bulgaria – Mrs. Dina Martina, and Mr. Iliya Nachev – assistant of the cultural attache. The president of the European Association of Folklore Festivals – EAFF – Mr. Kaloyan Nikolov, under whose auspices was held the fest, officially closed the forum. Total 12 first prizes in different categories were granted at the XI Black Sea Fest "Euro Folk 2014". Children-youth mummers group at “St. Cyril and St. Methodius" from Banya, Plovdiv region, won Golden "Orpheus" in the category "Customs" for their performances.  Female folklore group for processed folklore at the community center in Kozlovets, Svishtov Region and Folklore Choir „Stanko Panayotov“ at “Prosveta 1870” Community Center from Svilengrad, won the first prizes in the category for “Processed songs”. Dance formation “Zdravets” from Troyan won the first prize in the category “Dances”, and Female group for processed folklore from Tetovo, Ruse region, won Golden “Orpheus” in the category “Processed folklore”. In the category „Choirs“, first prize was won by the tourist mixed choir „Edelvays“ at „Trapezitsa 1902“ Tourist association, Veliko Tarnovo, and in the category „Old urban songs“ -  vocal group „Sbadnati mechti” at „Saglasie“ Community Center from the village of Vetrintsi, Municipality of Veliko Tarnovo. In the category „Folklore ensembles - children“ first award won the Romanian ensemble “Culture Group to Asociatia Plaiuri Ariesene” from Turda, Romania. In the category „Dances - Children age group“ first prize won the folklore ensemble Mugurashi Pietrei Craiulul from Zarnesti, Romania.