27 August 2018     Championships  Awards 

After the first three competitive days of the VIII World Championship of Folklore "World Folk" 2018, the first nominated groups for the Grand Prix "Golden Orpheus" were announced. 

Four groups are nominated:

Male folklore group "Zmeychani" with artistic director Emil Pehlivanov (Zmeitsa village, Bulgaria); Folklore circus studio "Arlekino" with artistic director Narya Volyk (Chernomorsk, Ukraine); Lithuanian Christian church choir "Gausa" with artistic director Rita Guzauskiene (London, UK) and Dance group "Nouvelle Epoque" with artistic director Lorraine Gaudreau
(Quebec, Canada). 


Nomination gives right to the groups to take part in the selection for the final standings, where the best of them are going to receive:

  • First place - Grand Prix Golden "Orpheus", Golden medal of the Championship, title Absolute world champion of folklore for 2018 and cash prize of 1000 Euro
  • Second place - Silver medal of the Championship and Silver "Orpheus"
  • Third place - Bronze medal of the Championship and Bronze "Orpheus"

First three days of the VIIIth edition of "World Folk" 2018, the jury awarded the participants with: 40 medals (6 bronze, 16 silver and 18 golden), Diplomas, Laureates' diplomas, Diplomas for continuity between the generations on the name of Iliyan D. Nikolov - inspirer and founder of Music Feasts - Euro Folk, Diplomas "Discovery".


Organizers conducted two accompanying events: friendly meeting of the nations under the motto "Friends in diversity" and Parade in the Old town of Nessebar - one of the towns-hosts of the Championship. 

First event was held in really warm and friendly atmosphere. Singers, dancers and musicians from Ukraine, Indonesia, Canada, UK, Uzbekistan and Bulgaria shortly presented their groups and then demonstrated musical instruments and performances from their traditional folklore. Everybody was very entertained, they all sang, played and danced together.

All participants shared in front of the cameras of Eurofolk TV that they feel really good, they thanked to the organizers for the conditions for experience exchange and also that they are glad to establish new friendships with people from different countries. At the end of the meeting, the moment was captured in a common photo.

The parade through the streets of the Old town of Nessebar was held successfully and involved 14 groups, who had short performances in front of the spectators - guests of the seaside tourist town. 

All the events are photographed by Georgi Nutsov - the photographer of EAFF, whose exhibition is accompanying event of the world folklore forum. Exhibition includes photos of participants in various festivals of the Association.

Photos of the events can be seen on the EAFF's Facebook page.

Those who want to watch the next 4 concerts on 29, 30, 31 August and 1 September, can do it in neterra.tv/eurofolk by singing up. Who are the participants, where are the concerts - you can check in the program of the Championship.