This year, the International Student Folk Festival will take place in virtual space for the second time in its history. This year’s folk festival will take place on 20-28 August.
Since 1979, the head organiser of our Festival has been the University of Silesia, and the host has been the Student Song and Dance Ensemble “Katowice.” The Festival is an extraordinary event well-recognised in the folklore environment. The event is co-created by over 300 people, who are artists from around the world and organisers, for whom the end of August means the longing meeting with music, dance, and singing. It is hard to find any other place to experience such an intense integration with cultures and traditions from various places of the world.
In the coming edition of the Festival, we will present seven foreign groups and two domestic groups, i.e. the Student Song and Dance Ensemble “Katowice” and the Folk Group “Ziemia Cieszyńska.” The festival will also feature concerts of groups from Romania, Greece, Slovenia, Brazil, Chile, Taiwan, and Japan.
Detailed transmission schedule:
- 20.08, 7.00 p.m. – Concert: “ROMANASUL” Folk Ensemble, Romania;
- 21.08, 8.00 p.m. – “WESELE PO NASZYMU” – Gala Concert of the International Student Folk Festival – live transmission;
- 22.08, 7.00 p.m. – Concert: Hibiki Rengo-kai Group, Japan;
- 23.08, 7.00 p.m. – Concert: Puente Alto Bafopal Folklore Ballet, Chile;
- 24.08, 7.00 p.m. – Concert: Feng Hsiang Dance Troupe, Taiwan;
- 25.08, 7.00 p.m. – Concert: Cultural Association “NEI EPIVATES” (children group), Greece;
- 25.08, 7.00 p.m. – Concert: Student Folk Dance Group France Marolt, Slovenia;
- 26.08, 7.00 p.m. – Concert: International Folk Group “Os Gauchos,” Brazil.
The International Student Folk Festival is organised by the University of Silesia in Katowice and the City of Cieszyn.