The fifth edition of the Aklapela Festival starts tonight at 7.30 pm in the Lazareti.
The festival of vocal groups opens with an evening featuring six different ensembles. The Aklapela Festival aims to nurture and promote this traditional form of harmonious singing. Klapa singing was recognised by UNESCO as part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Croatia.
Tonight’s concert will see three female choirs and three male, including award winning vocal groups. The concert starts at 7.30pm and tickets are available an hour before the concert begins on the door at 50 Kuna per person.
The three-day festival continues on Saturday the 9th of April with another evening of six vocal groups in the Lazareti complex. And on Saturday during the morning many of the vocal groups will perform on the Stradun and around the Old City, which is sure to delight the many tourists to the city.
And on Sunday the 10th of April the festival traditionally ends with a concert in the Dominican Church with an emphaises on spiritual music. An entrance ticket to the first two days is 50 Kunas whilst the final day is free of charge.