September 2, 2020 - The International Klapa Festival (MFK) Perast has announced that this year's Festival will be held on 11th and 12th September in Perast, respecting all NKT measures.
On Friday, 11th September, the Festival will open with "Klapa heritage of MFK Perast - Homage to the Deserving", a complete klapa programme with songs by B. Tamindžić, V. Nikolić and N. Gregović - with 9 local klapas performing. The Festival will be opened by the Mayor of the Municipality of Kotor, Željko Aprcović.
On Saturday, 12th September, the competition programme will include performances by category - women's klapas (3) and men's klapas (5) and new klapa songs (6) with a total of 22 songs. While the jury makes its deliberations, there will be a show performance by children’s klapa Mariners and participating klapas.
Promotion of the Festival Almanac Lirica no. 8 will take place at the Perast Museum at 11 a.m., with the awarding of certificates of appreciation for the contribution of the XIX MFK Perast.
PROGRAMME - XIX International Klapa Festival Perast
First evening, 11th Sept. 2020. at St. Nicholas Square, Perast 8pm
Performance - Klapa heritage XIX MFK Perast: Homage to the Deserving
I - BORISLAV TAMINDŽIĆ, edited by Aleksandar Saša Tamindžić:
- ASSA VOCE
II - VICKO NIKOLIĆ, arrangements by Aleksandar Saša Tamindžić:
III - Tribute to prof. Nikola Gregović
- ASSA VOCE
- BISERNICE BOKE
There will be 7 klapas participating, with18 songs
Second evening, 12th Sept. 2020, St. Nicholas Square 8pm
Competition programme - Women's, Men's, and New Klapa song
- Klapa CAVTAJKE (Cavtat, Croatia)
- Klapa ZVIZDAN (Posušje, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
- Klapa ALATA (Podgorica, Montenegro)
- Klapa ŽMUL (Omiš, Croatia)
- Klapa ŠTIGLIĆI (Podgorica, Montenegro)
- Klapa KRIJANCA (Rab, Croatia)
- Klapa POKORNIK (Dugi Rat, Croatia)
- Klapa BOŠKET (Zagreb, Croatia)
New Klapa song:
Klapa CAMERTON (Podgorica, Montenegro) - Friend, Drop Anchor, lyrics and music: Poly Gjurgjević, arrangement: Saša Gajić
Klapa CASTEL NUOVO (Herceg Novi, Montenegro) - Scale by Scale, lyrics and music: Momčilo Zeković, arrangement: Mia Vidović - Distance, lyrics: Miloš Milošević, music and arrangement: Mia Vidović
Klapa ŠTIGLIĆI (Podgorica, Montenegro) - Boka, lyrics: Dragan Popadić, music and arrangement: Mario Katavić - These Thin Sails of Mine, lyrics: Croatian folk poetry of the 18th and 19th centuries, music and arrangement: Mario Petani
Klapa ŽMUL (Omiš, Croatia) - Boka, lyrics: Marijan Tutanić, music and arrangement: Josip Tomasović
Summary: 10 klapas and 22 songs in 3 competition categories
Performance: Children's Klapa Mariners, participating klapas, award ceremony of the expert jury