Dalmatian Chanson Festival Šibenik, Dalmatian Chanson Festival Šibenik, Dalmatian Chanson Festival Šibenik
The city of Šibenik has a long lasting history of being a town that likes art and music in particular. Its love for music was in large the driving influence behind the founding of the Dalmatian Chanson Evenings. Citizens of the region of Dalmatia and Šibenik, in particular, are big fans of the chanson music, so the next logical step was to create and start a festival that would celebrate that kind of music. The festival was founded in 1998 and since then it grew bigger and more popular with each passing year. It takes place during the course of two days/evenings between 15th and 22nd of August. The festival is popular and famous for the high quality of music that is performed there and for the high attention that is given to the artistic aspect of the festival and to the organization of it.
Thanks to dedicated and serious work from the organizers only the cream of the crop ends up being selected to perform at the Dalmatian Chanson Festival, which helped the festival quickly reach one of the leading roles in the offering of Croatian music festivals. Testament to that are various awards that were given to the festival such as the award for the best cultural event in Šibeniuk in 1998, 1999 and 2008, discographic award PORIN for the best festival album in 2001, 2004, 2007, 2008 and 2012, as well as nomination for the same award in 2002, 2003, 2005, and in 2006.
One of the most impressive features of the Dalmatian Chanson Festival is the fact that all songs are performed live, with the singer being accompanied by the festival orchestra, or by a klapa singing groups, as well as the possibility that the singer performs alone with guitar or piano playing in the background.
The program of the festival consists of two evenings, the Evening of old songs and the Evening of new songs. Extreme attention to detail is given to the selection of songs for both evenings, as the criteria for getting your song admitted is really high.
Awards are given out based on the decisions of six Croatian radio stations, expert evaluation community along with the fans, and they are given out for: most performed chanson, the best debutant, best lyrics, best interpretation, fan award, and best chanson.
This Dalmatian Chanson Festival is a perfect event for those who value good music above all else, and music fans will feel at home in Šibenik.
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