17 September 2021     Festivals 

The sixth edition of the International folklore festival "Ethno Rhythms" 2021 was held from 2 to 7 September 2021 in Golden Sands resort, Bulgaria.

The event was organized by the Association "Communities, traditions, culture" with the support of Municipality of Varna and Varna Tourist Chamber. Festival was traditionally opened by Mr Ilin Dimitrov, chairman of Varna Tourist Chamber. The guest of the event presented an honorable diploma for contribution to the preservation of authentic culture.

Three concerts were held on 3, 4, and 5 September and were attended by 450 performers representatives of 28 groups from 12 regions of Bulgaria - Silistra, Pernik, Lovech, Vidin, Pazardzhik, Pleven, Burgas, Razgrad, Ruse, Dobrich, Gabrovo and Plovdiv.

Dancers, singers and musicians presented the beauty of folklore typical for different ethnographic areas. The stage overflowed with rhythms, sounds and colors of Trakia, Dobrudzha, Shopluka and Northern Bulgaria. Souravaki group from Kosacha village, Pernik region, "Chernite kukeri" from Varnentsi village, Silistra region, Group for recreating Christmas traditions from Telish village, Pleven and Folklore group "Hartsoyski zvan" from Ivanovo village, Ruse presented attractive folklore customs to the audience. 

Guests of the event met folklore culture and tradition of the Turkish ethnos in Bulgaria as well. Turkish folklore group from Bisertsi village, Kubrat municipality presented Turkish folklore songs and dances.

The sixth edition of "Ethno rhythms" was attended by an international group as well - Children's ensemble from Kampina, Romania.

Special awards of the musical event were given to: Dea Paunova - 6 years old from Burgas - the youngest dancer; Borislava Georgieva - 6 years old from Gabrovo - the youngest soloist. Verka Petrova - 86 years old from Kosacha village - the oldest participant on the stage. Hristina Nacheva - singer, 80 years old from Bogdan village and Vasilka Zaina - singer, 80 years old, Chuprene village were her runners-up. The team of "Iliya Beshkov - 1898" Community center from Dolni Dabnik, consisting of 49 people, was awarded in the category "Most numerous group". Two more awards for numerous groups were presented to "Lazo Stoyanov -1927" Community center from Kosacha village (41 people) and "Probuda-1901" Community center from Nikolovo village, Ruse region (40 people).