The festival of Klapa music in Posušje
On Friday, opening ceremony of 5th Festival of Klapa music in Posušje in 2018
The festival of Klapa music in Posušje in a very short period, (this year to experience its fifth edition), has become a widely recognized and appreciated music event and one of the synonyms of Posušje’s cultural life. Acappella singing in Posušje will echo this weekend on August 3, 4 and 5, beginning at 8.30 pm at the Croatian War Veteran’s Square with the sponsorship of the Chairman of the Presidency of BiH, Dragan Čović and the co-sponsorship of the President of the Republic of Croatia Kolinda Grabar Kitarović. At this year’s festival, 29 klapa groups from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Montenegro will compete in three categories – mixed, male and female. On August 3, in the competition of mixed klapa groups, eight groups will perform: Basca (Baška Voda), Signum (Čapljina), Kampaneli (Donja Kaštela), Falkuša (Zagreb), Sveti Nikola (Metković), Komiza (Komiža), Maraška (Zadar) and Pašareta (Kučiće).
The particularly strong competition will be in the categories of male, on Saturday, August 4th. The audience awaits the performance of Klapa Vinčace (Novi Vinodolski) triple successive Omiš’ winners who will perform for the first time in Posušje. The following will also perform: Timbar (Selca on Brač), Rikordo (Blato, Korčula), Porat (Korčula), Grga (Posušje), Žmul (Omiš), Sebenico (Šibenik), Čiovo (Slatine), Okruk (Okrug Donji), Blaca (Nerežišća, Brač). Sunday, August 5th, is reserved for female klapa groups in which the competition will feature a total of ten groups. Ankora from Podstrana which won third place in Omiš this year will perform, as well as Teranka (Pula) who won the Silver Shield prize. There will also be Bellezza (Tivat), Stentoria (Daruvar), Skontrader (Dubrovnik), Uzorita (Sukosan), Zvizdan (Posušje), Oršulice (Vodice), Kolura (Split) and Mirabela (Omiš). Klape in all three categories compete for the first prize “Posuški stećak tombstone”, and with this recognition, a monetary prize of BAM 1,500.00 will also be received. The second place will be awarded a prize of 1,000.00 BAM, and the third with 500,00 BAM. In all categories, will be awarded the best performance by the choice of audience.