Knowledge about our cultural history and roots is the key to our sustainable existence in the future. The wisdom and the spirit of the past generations are enclosed in the folk songs and music, fairy tales, traditional crafts, folk costumes, etc.
EthnoSpace is a digital form of existence of living cultural heritage. The goal of EthnoSpace is to provide easy-to-use online platform where contributors can share digital materials from folklore fieldwork, such as music recordings, videos, scores, pictures of folk costumes, of interesting people and places or just stories and memories.
EthnoSpace hopes to bring together a number of folklore enthusiasts who will work towards creating a comprehensive digital library of cultural treasures from around the world.
Authentic Bulgarian folk singing. Two songs from the village of Zhrebichko, Northern Rhodope,
performed by Vera Terzieva (85 years old).
Video by Nina Grantcharova and György Stuber, 2011.
We launch EthnoSpace by sharing material from the folklore fieldwork of Nina Grantcharova and György Stuber in the Rhodope mountains of Southern Bulgaria, Transylvania in Romania, and Nógrád region in Hungary. Our hope is that their example will soon be followed by other professional or amateur folklorists.
EthnoSpace is about the grandparents and the grandchildren of the world. It is about the cultural treasures of the Past, that we Today, must transfer to the Future.