The sixth edition of Aklapela Festival will take place in Dubrovnik, from 28th to 30th of April 2017. This year’s festival gathered 13 vocal groups from different parts of Croatia - Cakulone, Armorin, Basca, Bosket, FA Lindo, Kase, Mriza, Pinguentum, Skontradura, Subrenum, Teranke, Tragos and Vincace.
The first night of the festival will be held on Friday, 8 pm, at Lazareti, will continue on Saturday and will have a big finish on Sunday in the beautiful Franciscan Church. You can see the detailed program here. Ticket price per concert is 50 kuna.
In case that you didn’t know, Aklapela Festival got its name by combining words a capella and klapa, which means ‘vocal group’ in Croatian. For a six year in a row this festival brings a taste of tradition by combining enchanting a capella singing with beautiful venues of Dubrovnik. In the last six years audience recognized the importance of this type of festival and we’re sure that 2017 will be a successful year for Aklapela too.
The interesting fact is that the klapa singing has been inscribed to UNESCO's Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2012., which emphasized the importance of this traditional form of harmonious singing.
So, if you are lucky enough to be in Dubrovnik this weekend, make sure that you visit Aklapela Festival and enjoy the performances of 13 vocal groups from different parts of Croatia.