Festival of Klapa Songs “Jelsa od Versa” Programme Published

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This year’s 3rd edition of “Jelsa od versa”, one of the finest festivals of klapa music, will take place at the main square in Jelsa (Hrvatski Narodni Preporod Square, locally known as Pjaca) on July 4th, 2017 beginning at 9 P.M., reports Dalmacija Danas.

The festival, which is already very popular and recognized among the fans of klapa music, aims to present the tradition of klapa singing to tourists and attract even more guests with the great list of performers this year.

“Jelsa od versa” will see many klapa groups competing for the winning title by performing two songs; one of which should be the original klapa song from the island of Hvar or an original song from the author originating from Hvar. This way, the importance of preserving the Hvar tradition of klapa music is promoted.

The following klapa groups will perform at the festival:

DALMATINKE – female klapa from Split

KALELARGA – male klapa from Zadar

KANELA – female klapa from Blato

KUNTENAT  – male klapa from Korčula

PREŽENCA – female klapa from Zadar

ORCA – female klapa from Split

ŽRNOVNICA – male klapa from Žrnovnica


Guest performance by Klapa Cambi (Split)

Hostess: Lejdi Oreb

Art Director: Mojimir Čačija

Festival Director: Vladimir Garić

The organization of this event is proudly presented by the Tourist Board of Jelsa Municipality, the Municipality of Jelsa and the board of directors of the festival including Ante Nikolić, Vladimir Garić, Lili Caratan, Karmen Bošković and Mojimir Čačija. The co-organizer of the Festival is klapa Cambi from Split.


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