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JUN
2021

Folkest 2021: the program

Online the program of the 43rd edition of Folkest – international folk festival.
More than 50 appointments starting from the live concerts located on the territory of the four old provinces of Friuli Venezia Giulia, but also Koper and the nearby Cadore. The Lifetime Achievement Award 2021 will be given to Enzo Avitabile and, as always, in Spilimbergo will be held the seventeenth edition of the Cesa Award addressed to the new proposals of world music. Among the events also the meetings with the authors for the third edition of Parole e musica while, with the label Folkest Dischi publishes five new titles. But it doesn’t end here: Folkest brings a show on the Divine Comedy, a photographic exhibition The sound of eyes – The 40 years of Folkest, the Guitar International Rendez-vous, and consolidates the partnership with Operaprima of Vienna for a project on Ernani by Giuseppe Verdi, but above all looks to the future thanks to the combination of cultural offerings – professional training.

For this edition, more than forty groups will be involved in more than 50 live events in 28 different municipalities, from 5 to 23 August, with a series of previews starting on 11 June and events lasting until 12 September.

Among the guests, Enzo Avitabile, Vincenzo Zitello, Le Orme, the historic group Nuova Compagnia di Canto Popolare, Michele Ascolese, Mauro Palmas, the Choir of Friuli Venezia Giulia with Aleksandar Karlic, Paolo Tofani & Strepitz Open Project, the Musica Spiccia, winners of the Cesa Prize in 2020 and Still Life winners of the Parodi Prize 2020.

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