9 June 2017     Championships 

Group for authentic folklore "Kuklitsi" from Plovdiv became the first nominated for the Grand prize Golden "Orpheus" in the VI Balkan Championship of Folklore "Jiva voda" - Hissarya 2017. Students of Violeta Shtereva (art director) and Rumen Monev (bagpiper) had also soloist performances and duets. They received golden, silver and bronze medals as well as numerous Diplomas. The most impressive, however, was the performance of the group. Children sang two songs - "Brala moma ruzha tsvete" (lyrics and music - folklore, arrangement - Rumen Monev) and "Da znam, Leno mori" (lyrics and music - Violeta Shtereva; arrangement - Rumen Monev). Their teachers were awarded with "Maestro" titles.

An accompanying event - traditional Bulgarian bread exhibition is being held in the local community center. On the third day of the festival is planned a Parade of participants. They will go through the main streets of Hissarya towards the "Ivan Vazov - 1904" Community center in front of which they will present short programs.

The jury awarded well-presented participants with 49 medals on the second day of the festival. Performers received 15 golden and silver medals, and 19 bronze medals.

The third competitive day program of the championship includes performances of 60 groups and individual participants.

Concerts are live broadcasted online on Internet television Euro Folk TV on: tv.eurofolk.com