The festival is envisioned as a kind of showcase
of the all-encompassing heritage values of the
countries that Marko Polo visited travels from
Venice to China.

Turkey – The partner country

A story of Turkish coffee, a tasting of Turkish coffee on the terrace Hotela Korčula De La Ville i PORT9

Thus, this year, the Republic of Turkey – the partner country of the third MPAF – in its corner presents The Story of Turkish coffee, together with the tasting of Turkish on the terrace of Hotel Korčula and PORT9, as well as the exhibition of THE YEAR OF THE TROY IN CROATIA, which was created in cooperation with the Yunus Emre Institute and the Zagreb Archaeological Museum , at the initiative of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Turkey, in order to mark the 20th anniversary of its incorporation onto UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The reception of His Excellency Mr HIZLAN, Turkey’s Ambassador to Croatia, will happen
on June 10, 2018 – most prominent 10.6. 2018 – the National Day of Turkey. Conceptually conceived as an ‘added value’ this part of the festival program contributes to the richness of diversity in the context of education and gourmet celebrations, and will serve as a platform for the presentation of the national gastronomic heritage of Turkey, arranged and executed by the Chef of Hotel RIXOS in Dubrovnik.

India

WORKSHOPS of the INDIAN DANCES

The workshop will be held by Ana Apsaradha (Ana Jug), a professional dancer, choreographer and a teacher of the Apsaradhe ensemble.  KATHAK Workshop – Kathak Indian Classical Dance Learning; a brief introduction to the concept and history of this dance and technique. BOLLYWOOD Workshop -Learning the Indian
Film Dance Bollywood; a brief introduction to the importance and connectivity of Indian film, music and dance. WORKSHOPS of the INDIAN DANCES CORNER

Indonesia

TRADITIONAL GAMELAN MUSIC WORKSHOP

Igor Magdalenić. During the time spent at the “Bandung Art Institute”, he focused on studying traditional music and instruments from the Gamelan Orchestra.
Since 2015, he has been conducting music workshops of the Gamelan Orchestra with the aim of promoting and popularizing Indonesian instruments and music on the territory of the Republic of Croatia. The Kendang instrument originated from the central part of Java Island, and is an indispensable element of the Gamelan orchestra.