7 September 2016     Festivals  Awards 

Folklore choir from ensemble "Silistra" at "Dorostol-1870" community center (Silistra, Bulgaria) became the winner of Grand Prix Golden "Orpheus" at the 13th edition of Black Sea Festival "Euro Folk - 2016". Grand prize was awarded to the art director of the choir Yordanka Dimova by the president of the European Association of Folklore Festivals - EAFF, Kaloyan Nikolov during the official closing ceremony of the festival. 

At the last day of folklore fiesta 6 groups won first prizes Golden "Orpheus" in different categories:
Folklore club "Horo" from Veliko Tarnovo won the award in "Processed round dances" category. In "Processed dances" category two groups won first prizes - Group for folklore dances "Trakiya" at "Hristo Botev - 1902" community center from Dimitrovgrad and Association CODRISORUL Bontida from Romania. Cultural-artistic dance group "Abidar" from Sanandaj, Iran won the award in category "Authentic dances". In "Authentic songs" category - Group for authentic folklore at "Probuda 1926" community center from Dobrich village, Municipality of Dimitrovgrad took the prize. 
Children's - Youth ensemble at "Elin Pelin 1896" community center from Elin Pelin won first award in category "Processed dances - children age group". 

Four more groups were awarded with first prize "Orpheus" in the previous festival days: Folklore Ensemble "Gornopolska pesen" from Ovchartsi village, Kyustendil region; Folklore group "Detska pesen" and folklore group "Nadezhda Hvoyneva" at Folklore Association "Detska pesen - Nadezhda Hvoyneva" from Asenovgrad; Female choir "Sredngorski zvan" from Chelopech village; Ensemble for folklore songs and dances at "Samorazvitie - 1924" community center from Brestnik village, Plovdiv region.