Inauguration of the Festival

On 23 July 2017 (Sunday), there will be a festive Inauguration held in the Ethnographic Museum in Ochla. Each ensemble will prepare dishes using products brought from their regions right before our eyes.  This is an opportunity to try exotic dishes, enriched with various spices and prepared in a completely different way.
It is also the first meeting with the dance. Bands will play live music from their regions. We’ll see traditional instruments and listen to unusual sounds. Additional attraction for the participants will be the possibility to learn the steps together with dancers from the performing ensembles. You will be able to talk to them, ask about interesting facts concerning their country and take a photo.
An important part of the program is the International Competition for Singers “Singers in Ochla”, during which the singers will present the traditional singing from the places of origin of their families. The performers are chosen from the soloists submitted by each ensemble. The winner of this competition in 2015 was singer from Turkey and the participant from Indonesia won the contest in 2016.
This year, the number of contestants will increase by soloists from local communities of Lubuskie region, who were preselected during the field study in June: „Dąbrowszczanka” from Dąbrówka Wielkopolska, „Kryniczeńka” from Białkowo, „Wichowianki” from Wichów, „Źródełko” from Wichów
All these attractions will take place at the background of picturesque open-air museum in Ochla, where the time stopped, where the grass is greener and where you can feel the atmosphere of Polish folklore.
Schedule of Inauguration:
11.00 – Official Inauguration IFF Faces of Festival 2017
11.30 – 16.00 – Folklore lesson
11.45 – 16.00 – Tastes of the world
13.00 – International Song Competition „Singers in Ochla”
14.30 – Competition results