SELENGA - ULAN-UDE
The folk ensemble "Selenga" works in Ulan-Ude, the capital of the Republic of Buryatia. The folk group includes 18 pairs, 10 musicians and 3 singers. The orchestra includes different traditional musical instruments such as morin-khuur, yochin, limba etc. On limba there is a traditional technique for playing flute. It is a technique of playing a long note or a whole song in one continous breath. In the repertoir of the ensemble there are Buryat, Monglian, Russian and Italian dances and songs.
The group "Hanna Mwais" is an ethnic dance and folk group, which preforms oriental and Israeli dances. It was found seven years ago and has participated in International festivals in France, Poland, Ukraina etc. It consists about 20 members, boys and girls.
"MATA E GRIFONE"
The folk group MATA E GRIFONE was established in 1982. The name of the group comes from two mythical giants Mata and Grifone, legendary establisher and protectors od Messina. The group consists young people and students enamoured in folklore. The group is a member of FITP (Italian Federation of Folk Art). The group preformed on many festivals in Italy, USA, England, Germany, France, Spain, Romania etc. The group wan many awards.
The folk group "ČERHOVČAN" from Bardejov represents East Slovakia. The history of ČERHOVČAN is more then 30 years old. It was established in 1963. In the repertoir are typical dances from East Slovakia, like Krucena -pair dance, Verbung - boys dance, Do Kolesa - fast girls dance and other. The big succes was the very temperamental dance "Čardaš". Most songs are about love. They like to use folk.
TINERETEA - CHISINAU
The ensemble "Tiniretea" from Moldova was formed in 1965. The group is composed by the students from the Technical Univesity of Moldova, being accompained by students musicians from different musical institutions. The repertory of the orchestra includes popular instruments like pipe, panpipes, clarinet, caval, accordeon, dulcimer trumpet, etc. The artistic programme of the ensemble has popular dances, which reflect different customs and traditions of the people from this cultural zone, like "Polca", "Ostro prioul", "Crihalma" and "Calucarii". The ensemble was highly appreciated at different students festivals in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Belorussia, Poland, Romania, Germany and Austria.
KUD "Matija Gubec"
The folk group "Matija Gubec" was found in 1936. And in 65 years of it existence it's been working on the preservation of the traditional Croatian culture, "tambura" music, folk singing and the preservation of customs and dances. The group gathers young people form the town and has profiled itself as a town folk group. Compared to best folk groups a repertoire is achieved which enabled the approach to the world organisation for folk groups CIOFF. Unfailingly are many tours and performances in Croatia and abroad. The group participated on known international folk festivals in the organisation of CIOFF, UNESCO, Paris (Algeria, Sardinia, Holland, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Germany, France, two big tours in USA 1993. and 1996. Canada etc.) The group performs dances from all regions in the Republic of Croatia, in original folk costumes and with folk instruments.