FESTIVAL OF DALMATIAN KLAPAS
The Festival of Dalmatian Klapas is a tradition longer than half a century that comes to life in the town of Omiš during the warm nights of July to the sounds of the original klapa song which was recognised and protected by UNESCO.
The festival has become synonymous of bringing together all those who love to listen to, create or nurture klapa music.
During the four weeks of elimination competitions throughout Dalmatia, the final evening in Omiš becomes the centre of amateur a cappella singing which every year attracts an increasing number of singers from all over the world.
Men’s and women’s klapas compete for the prestigious award of the expert jury – the Golden Shield with the historical coat of arms of the town of Omiš, but also the Golden Leut which is awarded to the klapas that get the majority of votes of the audience.