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International Folklore Festival Cantecele Muntilor


„Songs of the Mountains”
International Folklore Festival

Sibiu, the residence town of Sibiu county, situated at the foot of Cibin Mountains, with a population of over 150.000 residents, a strong economic, scientific, cultural and tourist centre is the host of THE INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL ”CÂNTECELE MUNTILOR” / “SONGS OF MONTAINS”.
The festival turns into account the traditions of various communities, either from Romania or abroad and acknowledges unity in the spirit of cultural diversity. The festival invites people of all age and social status to enjoy folklore, to take part in manifestations that preserve and promote traditional culture.
Costume parades, folk concerts, workshops, traditional cuisine nights and art exhibits transform Sibiu into the home of worldwide traditions, for several days, in August.
The center of the city becomes a small universe animated by artists from all over the world who sing, dance and exhibit beautiful costumes. By means of a unique show of colors and music, characterized by spontaneity and uniqueness, the passer-by is introduced into the magic of folklore.
The stage situated in a very generous space, in the open air, is the meeting place and the performance location of the various folkloric groups participating in the festival. Each group has the opportunity to present to the public unique moments of the characteristic musical, choreographic and literary folklore.
The participants in this festival have the outstanding opportunity to observe and be part in folk culture acts, within the context of folk dancing classes (workshops) held by the choreographers invited to the festival. Folklore is better promoted with the help of songs and dancing, in a friendly environment, embracing the concept of acceptance and respect.
Every country's traditional dishes are determined by the way people cook, what basic ingredients they use and how they mix them. During this festival, evenings of traditional culinary arts are set up, offering the opportunity to enjoy good food and make new friends, surrounded by music and dance.
The „Songs of the Mountains” International Folk Festival gained notoriousness among folklore friends and a special place in the hearts of the Sibiu inhabitants. Within the context of the European integration, the festival contributes to the promotion of Romanian and foreign communitie’s traditions, approaching unity in the spirit of cultural diversity.

“Cindrelul - Junii” Centre for Preservation and Promotion of Traditional Culture in Sibiu County
Address: Tudor Arghezi Street, No. 13, postal code 550010, Sibiu – Romania
E-mail: contact@juniisibiului.ro ; contact@traditiisibiene.ro
Website: www.traditiisibiene.ro
Phone number: +40269 210945
Fax number: +40269215592


30.07 - 04.08.2020



Tudor Arghezii nr 13



+40-269-210 945  +40-269-215 592


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