Shota National Song and Dance Ensemble has won the second prize at International Festival of Culture and Arts

The Shota National Song and Dance Ensemble has won the second prize at the world’s largest folklore festival “Büyükçekmece Kulture ve Sanat Festival” (International Festival of Culture and Arts) in Turkey. “Shota”, has repeated the success of 2013, when it also won the second prize at the festival, but now in a more significant and stronger competition, taking into consideration the 20th anniversary of this festival. Representatives from 28 countries from Russia, Georgia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Spain, Serbia, Croatia, Hungary, Panama, India etc took part in this Festival. The first place and the “Golden Bridge” prize of Mimar Sinan were shared by two ensembles that of Russia and Hungary, while the third place was won by Georgia. A total of 71 countries from across the globe participated in all competitions. The festival was held from July 26 until August 3. The motto of this edition was: “Love for each other, peace for all”. The opening ceremony of the festival was attended by many members of the Turkish Parliament and the mayors of the 5 most important municipalities of Turkey, among which Mr. Ekrem Imamoglu, newly elected mayor of Istanbul. In addition to participating in the folklore competition, the Ensemble “Shota” has also been honored with attending several social activities.

/Klara Ruci/