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Great performance of "Shota" in Marseille

21/07/2016  
On 15th July 2016, The National Ensemble of Songs and Dance "Shota" came back from France, where took place on 52nd edition of the International Folklore Festival "International Folklore Festival of Château Gombert”. The festival was held between 8 and 14th July in Marseille. Alongside with Ensemble "Shota", in this festival also participated five other ensembles: The song and dance ensemble of Jagiellonian University "Slowianki" from Crakow - Poland, "Balet Folk Del Atendo Fuente" from Mexico, "Chippenham Morris Man" Group from Bristol - England, Folklore and Cultural Group "Recreativo de Albergaria a Velha" from Portugal, and domestic Ensemble of Provence.

According to the organizers, the "Chateau Gombert" is the oldest Folklore Festival in France, established in 1927. Even if the festival didn't have competitive character, Ensemble's performances were maximally rated from the organizers and the groups that participated. All attendants were fascinated with all the abundance of our folklore, variety of our costumes and the dynamic dances on the stage.

Ansambli Kombëtar i këngëve dhe valleve - SHOTA 2014