Cultural Artistic Association "Mladost" ("Youth") came into existence in 1953 in Pale, a little town ensconced between
the historical mountain Romania and the Olympic mountain Jahorina,
recognized for the hospitality and cordiality of its inhabitants. Through
different hobby groups (folklore, chorus, flute, guzzle, national
orchestra and others), the club gathers children and young people of
all ages. The club's mission is to uphold authentic folklore
tradition and culture through dances, songs and folk costumes. We can
therefore proudly assert that Cultural Club "Mladost" Pale is the
ambassador of culture of this Olympic and ecologically spotless part of
The club's program objectives: promotion of
folklore tradition, amassing and preservation of folk costumes,
fostering of music culture and reclaiming the authentic popular songs
and instruments from obscurity (guzzle, flute, twin-flute), formation
of hobby groups, cultivating inter-city cultural exchange with the
countries and friends of our peoples.
In 1987 at a festival of folklore in Algeria, in the competition of 67 countries "Mladost" was tied for the first place with Indonesia. In October 2005 "Mladost" performed at the ceremony of the opening of the BiH Embassy in Prague.
by the National Orchestra, the folklore ensemble achieved a number of
noted performances in the country and abroad. To highlight are the first places at the festivals of folklore in Germany,
in the city of Nojstat (1985), then in Algiers (1987) when, with 67
countries competing, "Mladost" was tied for the first place with
Indonesia. At the congress of authentic folk culture in Teslic in 2000 "Mladost" triumphed while at the International Festival of Children's Folklore which was organized by SPKD Prosvjeta from Zvornik in 2003 the troupe won second place.
The club took part at the Children's Festival (1987) which was held in Turkey, and in folklore festivals in Greece in 1996, 1997 and 2000.
In August 2002, at the suggestion of the BiH Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the invitation of the Mayor of Salonika (Greece), "Mladost" appeared at the Balkan Square Festival which was held in Salonika.
important to point out are guest performances at the European Folklore
Festival, the most important large-scale folklore youth festival which
took place in Paris in 2001 and Hungary in 2002 with the participation
of young people living outside their mother country.
Also to mention is successfully organized 8th European Festival of Serbian Folklore, Pale, 2003, with the participation of more than 1500 people from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Hungary, France, Romania,
Slovenia, Croatia, who are organized through prestigious clubs and
In 2004 "Mladost" took participation at the
most important event which was organized by the Association of Serbs in
Romania called "Marathon of Serbian folk songs and dances" in Temisvar. The juniors performed at the International Festival of Folklore called "Sea without borders"
in Burgas, Bulgaria. At the close of the year they visited their
friends, members of the cultural club "Sumadija" from Hajbron in
Germany where they performed for the aficionados of folklore.
In 2005 they presented their repertoire at the congress of traditional, popular creativity in Teslic, guest-performed in hotels along Budva riviera (Montenegro), and also participated at the "Marathon of Serbian folk songs and dances" in Temisvar. In October 2005, presenting dances from the Glamoc area "Mladost" performed on the occasion of the ceremonial opening of the BiH Embassy in Prague. A new choreography "Stani Rado, bela rado"
from the Leskovac Pomoravlje region has already been put on stage. Next
follow preparations for the traditional New Year concert which will
take place on December 3rd, and also for the festivals of folklore
troupes from the region. There will also be now traditional winter
concerts on Jahorina where tourists would be able to see folk costumes
and dances and listen to songs from the Pale area.
The headquarters of KUD "Mladost" is co-located in the premises of the Cultural centre where more
than two hundred young people gather and under professional guidance
guard folk customs, dances and songs, rescuing them from oblivion.
KUD "Mladost" Pale is the ambassador of culture of this Olympic and ecologically spotless part of our country. The club
educates generations of folklore dancers, musicians and singers who are
advancing our customs and promoting them with success at festivals
around the world.
Their repertoire includes:
- Dances from the Sarajevo region
- Silent Bosnian wheel dance from the Glamoc region
- Dances from Eastern Herzegovina
- Vlaske dances
- Dances from Serbia
- Dances from Pirot
- Vranje suite
- Dances from the Leskovac Pomoravlje region
- National orchestra, chorus and singing groups repertoire.
Cultural Artistic Association "Mladost" ("Youth") established in 1953. in Pale, the municipality of the city of Sarajevo, the Capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Nowaday it gathers more than 250 members and it is divided in few sections: folklore, choir, flute, guzzle, national orchestra, and traditional troupes.
The goal of the Association is to uphold authentic folklore tradition and culture through dances, songs, and folk costumes.
It's role in the cultural life of Sarajevsko-romanijska region BiH and larger area is very important.
They are also taking part in various cultural occasions (Austria, France, Germany, Denmark, Czech Republic, Hungary, Rumania, Greece, Turkey…)
In 1987. at the festival of folklore in Algeria, in the competition of 67 countries "Mladost" shared the first place with Indonesia. In oktober 2005.
"Mladost" performed at the ceremony of the opening of the BH Embassy in Prague.
Cultural Club "Mladost" successfully organised:
8. European Festival of Serbian Folklore, Pale 2003.
13. European Festival of Serbian Folklore, Pale 2008.
Those festivals numbered more than 3000 members.
Pale is university, tourist, cultural and sports centre region. The Olympic mountains of Jahorina and Trebevic, legendary Romanija, Orlovaca cave which is an extraordinary speleological site, ecologically spotless vocation area as well as cultural and historical attractions present an excelent and diverse offer for tourism.
Modern tourist objects offer a completly pleasure to their guests. Jahorina is 12 km far from the town of Pale.
The skiers on Jahorina have more than 25 km of nicely kept pists for Alpine skiing, which are connected with ski – lifts.