CIOFF® is an Official Partner of UNESCO, accredited to the UNESCO ICH Committee. Created in 1970, the duty of CIOFF® is safeguarding, promotion and diffusion of traditional culture and folklore.
INSIDE THE 5th CIOFF® FOLKLORIADA
Zacatecas, Mexico is the 2016 location for the 5th CIOFF® Folkloriada, the grand “Olympiad” of folklore, minus the competition that characterizes the sports-based Olympics, which is also held every four years. More than 1,500 artists from 50 countries will give life to this great cultural sampler of folklore, taking place in a Latin American country for the first time. Cultural delegations from all the world’s continents will share music, dance, songs, rituals, handicrafts, and traditional games with audiences throughout the 2016 CIOFF® Folkloriada Festival. Numerous exhibitions and forums will be held in addition to the shows and parades that make up the broad program of this 5th Folkloriada. The first CIOFF® Folkloriada was held in Holland, the second in Japan, the third in Hungary, and the fourth in Korea. Mexico’s role as the 5th country to host this international cultural Festival includes events and activities in various states of the country, involving all performing groups invited to participate in the 2016 Folkloriada. For A Culture of Peace Today’s world is in turmoil—it seems there is no respect for life, let alone culture, which is reflected in all too frequent terrorist attacks. However, CIOFF® remains a strong symbol of peace in support of preserving and sharing the world’s diverse cultures. The International Council of Organizations for Folklore Festivals and Traditional Arts’ (CIOFF®) motto is "a Culture of Peace.” The President of CIOFF®, Mr. Philippe Beaussant, will focus his presentations on this topic during Folkloriada, and repeat this message of peace throughout the festival, during forums, official acts, and press interviews. The intent is to maximize Folkloriada audience exposure to the message of peace shared by the members of CIOFF® throughout the world in 111 countries. (Display the following...)
Folkloriada Activities In the capital of the State of Zacatecas as in other cities, audiences will enjoy performances of the artistic groups on multiple stages. A forum for young people in CIOFF® and a forum for directors of the artistic groups will be included in Folkloriada activities. Various spaces have been prepared to house exhibitions of traditional musical instruments of the world, Mexican embroidery, photographs of traditional crafts in danger of extinction, popular cultural games, shows and artisan workshops. Parades are planned to span two festival entrances through the main streets of the city, representing the "Patrimony of Humanity” from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). UNESCO and CIOFF® work in partnership throughout the year to preserve cultural diversity. The official opening of Folkloriada 2016 takes place in a football stadium on July 30 with closing ceremonies to follow on August 7. Both opening and closing ceremonies will feature Mexican dignitaries, officials of foreign countries and special guests. Speakers will present to world audiences the important work of CIOFF® and other cultural advocates to preserve and promote cultural diversity through traditional folk dance and craft.
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OPEN FORUM AT GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN FIUGGI, ITALY
Date of publication: 09.10.2016
Exciting CIOFF Cultural Conference in Fiuggi, Italy
In the second part was showed us the spirit of Italian traditional music. It was a pleasure to learn that most of the speakers are youth, dedicated to the study of traditional instruments and italian folk music: idiofonos, drums and organetto.
The speakers demonstrated emotionally how italian typical instruments are played and their skillful playing engaged a lot the audience!
Date of publication: 08.10.2016
EMBROIDERIES OF MEXICO
The large mexican territory, has given, obviously, place to a big variety of cultural, enogastronomic, musical, dance events and also the customs are recognised universally, as cultural heritage.
A very interesting kind of customs that we consider important to mention is the traditional Embroidery. It presents itself as a mark which reflects the ancientness, the regionality, the social differences and the local identity.
The exhibition is composed by very different designs, techniques, ornamental motifs, different uses from the customs to the household utensils, symbolisms which escape from the normal flora and fauna and go deeper in the popular beliefs, myths, legends to be molded in singular aesthetics and impressed on tissues.
Date of publication: 05.08.2016
EXHIBITION OF PHOTOGRAPHS OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
Music is a daily component of human life.
The creativity to obtain sounds, using from the simplest to the most complicated implements, did not find limits in the times.
The permanent pursuit of new rhythms, new melodies which allow to express spiritual emotions which, normally, boost movement, so the dance.
Such communion among man and music is what is shown in this interesting exhibition of pictures of musical instruments.
Date of publication: 05.08.2016
THREE PRESIDENT OF CIOFF®
Date of publication: 04.08.2016
25.10 - 28.10.2016 COLOMBIA
Festival IPC Danza con Colombia:
27.10 - 29.10.2016 BULGARIA
MALESHEVO IFF 'Maleshevo sings and dances - Mikrevo'
30.10 - 06.11.2016 FINLAND
Hollo and Martta International Children Folklore Festival
04.11 - 07.11.2016 COLOMBIA
CONGRESO INTERNACIONAL DE FOLCLOR
04.11 - 20.11.2016 CHILE
Circuito de Festivales de Folklore en Chile FESTFOLK
05.11 - 12.11.2016 BRAZIL
34º Festival Internacional de Folclore de Caruaru
08.11 - 13.11.2016 CUBA
Fiesta de los Bandos Majagua
12.11 - 18.11.2016 RUSSIA
Artistic workshop 'With Russia in Heart'. Folklore project for the compatriots living abroad
13.11 - 13.11.2016 JAPAN
Kamakura International Exchange Festival
16.11 - 20.11.2016 USA
Holiday Folk Fair International
16.11 - 20.11.2016 USA
Holiday Folk Fair International Children's Festival
17.11 - 20.11.2016 CHILE
Festival Internacional Encuentro Costumbrista de Peñalolen
24.11 - 28.11.2016 INDIA
18th Global female folk dance carnival
01.12 - 04.12.2016 COSTA RICA
Intercambios Culturales Sedes: Panama - Nicaragua
01.12 - 31.12.2016 FRANCE
Festival des Cultures du Monde de Géménos
01.12 - 31.12.2016 BELGIUM
Motterieën - Internationaal Folklorefestival
01.12 - 31.12.2016 USA
Yocona International Folk Festival
17.12 - 18.12.2016 HUNGARY
International Nativity Play Festival - Gencsapáti
17.01 - 28.01.2017 CHILE
Festival Internacional de Cultura y Danza de Calera de Tango
25.01 - 01.02.2017 PARAGUAY
FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL ' MINGUERO JEROKY'