Support to the project implemented by the Folklore Dance Society “Jadranski biser
The aim of this project is to encourage the forming of the Croatian vocal group in Chile and to promote the original Croatian music in South America.
During the first day of her official visit to Chile, on Thursday, April the 25th 2013, MSc Daria Krstičević, Head of the State Office for Croats Abroad visited the premises of the Croatian Stadium (Estadio Croata) in Santiago where she met with the representatives of the Croatian emigrants’ institutions: “Hrvatski sokol”, “Jadranska vila”, “Hrvatske žene”, The Association of professionals of Croatian origin, the Cultural Corporation “Domovina”, the Chilean-Croatian Chamber of Commerce and the Folklore Dance Society “Jadranski biser”.
On this occasion, Head Krstičević presented the work, main objectives and tasks of the State Office for Croats Abroad, thus inviting all present individuals and communities to contribute with their suggestions to the achievement of the common goal – a stronger and more effective connecting of Croats to their mother land.
Mr Rueben Marinković, the president of the Croatian Stadium expressed a special gratitude to the State Office for Croats Abroad and to the Head Krstičević for recognizing the importance and for giving the support to the project implemented by the Folklore Dance Society “Jadranski biser”, through which they managed to enhance the bonding and connecting with Croatian culture, especially the traditional Dalmatian singing. The aim of this cultural event is to encourage the forming of the Croatian vocal group in Chile and to promote the original Croatian music in South America.
On the same day, in the premises of the Croatian Embassy in Santiago, there was a meeting with Ms Tatjana Terzić, the executive director of the Cultural Corporation “Domovina” which is organizing this year’s Second South American Festival of the Croatian Folklore. Within the public tender for funding of Croatian emigrants’ programs and projects, the State Office for Croats Abroad supported this important project which aims at expanding, transferring and exchanging of tradition, culture and customs of the Croatian communities in the world through dance, music and songs. “The rich folklore tradition of the Croatian people has accordingly been promoted, as well as the way numerous Croatian communities throughout South America and the world are living and showing that tradition”, said the Head Krstičević on such occasion.
Head Krstičević also met with Nela Domjan, the author of the children’s picture book “Didi, the colourful butterfly and Sisi, the soulful bee”, who donated the book’s copyrights to the State Office for Croats Abroad, since the story takes places precisely in Croatia, the author’s homeland.