22 April 2008

The Dragacevo Trumpet Players Festival (Serbia)


THE 48TH DRAGACEVO TRUMPET PLAYERS FESTIVAL WILL BE HELD from 06.08.2008 to 10.08.2008.
Guca Trumpet Festival was conceived by young educated people, enthusiasts wishing to brake the monotony of life in a small place as Guca of time was- far away and deep in a province. Their spiritual and cultural needs were far beyond the life of temporary socio-political events and activities. It was good luck for them to come to an idea to organize such a unique event as the Trumpet Festival, and it was also good luck for the Festival that that it attracted so many industrious and creative followers-devotees of authentic folklore and tradition.
The first Trumpet Festival was held on 14th October 1961 in Guca. It was held on the day of the Shroud of the Holy Mother in the churchyard during the last traditional festival that took place here. Young boys and girls thought that this festival gave them a chance for the last meeting. The organizers of the Trumpet Festival believed that, this way, they would have audience for their programme as well. The day was sunny and warm. The interest of the people exceeded all expectations of organizers.

1 comment:

Ken said...

Wish I could be there -- looks like a lot of fun! Order some fresh valve oil for the festival! -Ken at http://www.ultrapureoils.com