Zakantajmo istrijanske kante


Barat (Kanfanar-Canfanaro)
19:00 h

Musical event

One of the most valuable things of Istrian cultural heritage is a specific folk song singing style, so-called “singing at thin and thick”. As such, the two part narrow intervals of Istrian and Croatian coast are included in the UNESCO representative list of intangible cultural heritage, which has become one of the 13 intangible Croatian assets protected by this organisation. In order to preserve the traditional Istrian folk singing, people can visit the manifestation “Sing the Traditional Istrian songs” in September in Barat, where this specific and unique type of folk singing is heard.

The authentic Istria has been created from generation to generation, with family gatherings around a fire place. To experience this, one should come and see the Kantadurs of Barat, where singing verses were taught by grandparents underneath the open sky, at the bottom of the Saint Peter in Chains church.


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Praises from abroad to Istria

  • Best Olive Oil Region in the world 2016, 2017 and 2018

  • Istria 52 Places To Go In 2017

  • 10 Best European
    Wine Destinations 2016

  • 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2015

  • World's 2nd Best Olive Oil Region 2010 - 2015

  • Top 10 Valentine's Day Retreats 2014

Already receiving significant earned media in outlets such as National Geographic Traveler Huffington Post and mention in notable guidebooks like Lonely Planet, international journalists and tour operators alike continue the praise heaped upon the Istrian peninsula and all it has to offer making it one of the world's top destinations.