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Center for Cultural Decontamination Bitola,

Guided by the idea of preservation of cultural heritage and traditions, the development of cultural tourism and the revival of small business and entrepreneurship we have taken the custom of„ lokum and coffee” recognized as a synonym of common life (meeting) of different cultures and ethnic groups in this region in the past . Custom neighbor and well-wisher to drink coffee with lokum…

This year, for the eighth time to revive the tradition of Consul in Bitola, artisans spirit of good music and lokum.’ll Hang out with the Macedonian groups are founded “Macedonian soul” and “Baklava” with DJ Dzordz – Guests of Korca with traditional songs, ethno-fusion group “Bagpipes and Drums” from Bulgaria, singer group “Sirma Hero” from Bitola, and exhibition of “Bitola weddings and brides” from the past peppered with Macedonian artifacts and certainly delight for joy …

In 2007 we created the festival LOKUM FEST-music tradition as a reminder of the glorious past and tradiiciite. This year we are on the threshold of the new 8th edition of the festival under the longest Cultural Summer “Beat Festival” of 2014.

In past years our greatest scene were from Macedonia, the Balkans and svetksata ethno, fusion & world music scene as: Beads, Rudy Ljubojna, String Forces, Baklava, Genghis Ibrahim Trio, Chalgia sound system, Bjonko čalgija Copenhagen, Maria Kunnes -Denmark, Jakko Laitinen-Finland, Vanja Lazarova, Kocani Orchestra Nikolai trio Bulgaria, Singing Krusevo, Boemi, Jacob Drenkovski, Massar Egbary band – Egypt, Istanbul Kolektif-Turkey, Ofir-Spain, Orthodox Celts-Serbia, Starowski band-MK and others.

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