The Folk Vocal Group "Sot la Nape" was founded in 1959 to discover, maintain, enhance and spread the folk traditions of Friuli in its songs, music and dances. After an initial period, with performances in neighboring countries, "Sot the Nape" began to perform in more challenging shows and festivals and, in 1962, won the first prize at the national folklore competition "Golden Panther" in Lucca. After some performances in various Italian cities, "Sot la Nape" has started several concert tours abroad. It is worth mentioning some cities and some Nations: Turin, Milan, Venice, Bologna; Bolzano, Rome, Florence, L'Aquila, France, Switzerland, Spain; Croatia, Macedonia, Poland, Luxembourg, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Canada, The USA, Venezuela, South Africa. Meanwhile the group has expanded its repertoire to Italian regional as well as to foreign sacred music and popular songs. "Sot la Nape" adheres to the following organizations: Alliance (F-CH-), Italian Folk Union, Friulian Folklore Groups Association, Friulian Choral Society Union.