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Aulona International Folk Festival

Festival Aulona International Folk Festival "held in the coastal city of Vlore, Albania. This Festival is organized by the Cultural Center "Aulona" (previously named "Nightingales of the South") which is a private legal entity operating under the Albanian legislation in the field of culture and cultural heritage. The activity aims to remain traditional and accompanies the opening of the tourist season at the city of Vlore every May.
The festival is held on the basis of various donations in partnership with the City Hall, Chamber of Commerce and other institutions or entities concerned, local or foreign.
AIFF is a straightforward folk festival, based on principles of CIOFF’s and directed by an Organizing Committee (staff) made up of personalities and people of art and culture.
The first festival was held from 9-11 May 2009.

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4rth Festival of “Aulona International Folk Festival” will take place in Vlore on the dates 12 to 15 May 2012

Organizer of the Festival is the Cultural Center "Aulona”, Vlore.
The festival has a spectacular and source character and is part of the Cultural Tourism of the costal city of Vlore.
The opening date of the Festival will be 12 May 2012. This is also the opening day of the Summer Touristic Season of Vlore for 2012.
Expected to take part about 10 Ensembles from different countries of Europe and World and also folk groups invited from Vlore and other cities of the country. The festival is part of CIOOF Calendar and relies on his principles. The festival takes place in an open stage and the last Night Concert will be of selected performances of the groups.
For all participating groups there will be divided the emblem of the Festival and for best group there will be the Cup Festival.


Vlora is the most beautiful coastal city of Albania and is located in the south-west of the country. The city has about 130 thousand habitants.



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