The sevent edition of Aklapela Festival, gathering vocal groups from different parts of Croatia, will take place in Dubrovnik, from April 6th to 8th (Friday-Sunday).
The first evening of this special and loved festival will be held at Lazareti, on Friday, April 6th, at 8 pm. On Saturday, at the same place and same time the second evening will be held. The festival will end in big style at the Dubrovnik Cathedral, on Sunday, April 8th, at 11 am.
Like every year, Aklapela gathers vocal groups from all over Croatia. This year's participants are: Ankora (Podstrana), Cesarice (Zagreb), FA Lindo (Dubrovnik), Kampaneli (Donja Kastela), Kapric (Zadar), Kase (Dubrovnik), Pasika (Kostanje), Porat (Lumbarda), Reful (Split), Skontradura (Dubrovnik), Stine (Zagreb), Subrenum (Zupa Dubrovacka).
If you are wondering, Aklapela Festival got its name by combining words a capella and klapa, which means ‘vocal group’ in Croatian. It combines enchanting a capella singing with beautiful venues of Dubrovnik. Every year, the festival brings more and more people together – from vocal groups to audience.
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.
If you like this type of music (or you are wondering if you are), this is a must-visit. All the information are avaliable at their official website.