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First Edition of Folk Festival Dedicated to Soldier’s Songs

Chisinau, November 4, 2013 — The Center of Military Culture and History conducted on Sunday, November 3, the first edition of the National Folk Festival “Soldier’s Song”.

The event brought together 18 folk bands and 10 singers from all over the country, selected within the regional contests conducted by the military-territorial centers and district cultural divisions in September-October.

According to the organizers, the winners of the festival are the folk bands “Busuioc” from Sarata Galbena, Hincesti, and “Codrenii” from Capriana, Straseni. Each of them was awarded a prize of 2000 MDL. At the category for individual interpretation, the jury gave the highest score to Alexandrina Mamaliga from Bozieni village, Hincesti, and Tudor Beletchi from Cornesti village, Ungheni.

As for the dance category, the winner was the band “Vintulet” from Balti.

Defense Minister Vitalie Marinuta, who attended the event, stated that, due to this contest, the Center of Military Culture and History intended to bring soldier’s songs into prominence. Remembering such genre of songs is a need for the promotion of values among youth.

The National Folk Festival “Soldier’s Song” is a yearly event, that intends to gather a larger number of participants, including handicraftsmen.

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