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Colorful folklore festival opens in Bulgaria

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 00:45

Performers arrive from far and wide for international folklore festival. Tara Cleary reports.

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They came from all over the world for the 17th International Folklore Festival in Veliko Tarnovo in Bulgaria. A street parade kicked off the event, which highlights each country's best traditional music and dance. SOUNDBITE: Anna Mihadverdeli, participant from Georgia, saying (Russian): "I love this [dancing] so much that I would not be able to live without it." SOUNDBITE: Jessica Garsia, participant from Mexico, saying (Spanish): "For me, dancing is an art. It's something deep in my soul and it symbolizes everything I feel about my country." Since its start in 1998, the festival has had UNESCO's stamp of approval. And visitors can swing to the colorful sights and sounds until August 2nd.

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Colorful folklore festival opens in Bulgaria

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 00:45