With pleasure we INVITE you (Folk and Choral groups, orchestras, majoretteteams), (children, youth and adults groups) to participate on II“InternationalBOSPHORUS Folk Dance and Music festival” 17 – 21 May2022 Istanbul, Turkey.
This festival is the perfect occasion for different groups from various countries to gather together so that they could express their culture and nation through dances, music and interesting national costumes.
Istanbul is a major city in Turkey that straddles Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait. Its Old City reflects cultural influences of the many empires that once ruled here. In the Sultanahmet district, the open-air, Roman-era Hippodrome was for centuries the site of chariot races, and Egyptian obelisks also remain. The iconic Byzantine Hagia Sophia features a soaring 6th-century dome and rare Christian mosaics.
Istanbul is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. While the majority of the population are Muslims, it’s a mix of cultures and backgrounds fused together in one city. It has a mix of Jewish, Greek and Armenian populations.
Istanbul has an ancient and diverse history as a meeting point between East and West, Asia and Europe. Inhabited since the Neolithic period, it became the city of Byzantium after Greek settlement in the 7th century BCE. Renamed Constantinople in 330 CE, it was successively the capital of the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. After the foundation of the Republic of Turkey in 1923, Ankara became the capital of Turkey, but Istanbul remains at the centre of Turkish economic and cultural life.
Today Istanbul is a megacity, with over 14 million residents, and is soon to become Europe’s most populous metropolitan area. Its population has grown explosively since the middle of the twentieth century, when it had less than 1 million residents. Most of this growth has been driven by internal migration from rural areas.
Istanbul has benefited from Turkey’s vibrant economy, one of the fastest growing in Europe. One of its major challenges is dealing with the consequences of that growth, developing the infrastructure to accommodate its new residents while retaining access to green space, water resources and a high quality of life.
Istanbul has active nightlife and historic taverns, a signature characteristic of the city for centuries if not millennia. Along İstiklal Avenue is the ÇiçekPasajı, now home to winehouses (known as meyhanes), pubs, and restaurants.
All this beauties in Turkish Metropolitan city and lot of fun is waiting for you on our festival. Come and join the best festival experience ever. Travel and dance with us in Istanbul, Turkey…
19 May 2022
20 May 2022
21 May 2022
General rules for participation:
It covers hotel accommodation with 2 meals per day in:
4* Hampton by HiltonHOTELin Zeytinburnu, Istanbul Turkey
5* Clarion Hotel Mahmutbey, Istanbul, Turkey
Participation Fee Includes:
Participation Fee does not include:
Invitation letter will be provided if needed
Any group willing to participate must submit an Application form.
Approved groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.
HURRY UP… THE NUMBER OF SEATS IS LIMITED!
Thank you for participating at the Folklore festival!
International Folklore Festivals Ohrid Macedonia is formed on September 02, 2005 by enthusiasts and lovers of Macedonian creation with the purpose of constant nursing and enriching of the Macedonian traditional authentic customs, and national songs from the Republic of Macedonia, as well as from the National minorities that live in the country.
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