Elin Pelin hosts 50th anniversary of Shoppe Festival

Between June 17 and 23 the residents and the guests of the town of Elin Pelin will celebrate in the rhythm of the Shoppe songs and dances. The Shoppe folklore tradition has long ago won the love of the audience, of many generations of Bulgarian writers,..

published on 6/17/19 11:54 AM

National singing gathering keeps memory of Mita Stoycheva

This year we mark 110 years since the birth offolklore singer from northern Bulgaria – Mita Stoycheva. Even today stories go of her charismatic voice charming the listeners of the Bulgarian National Radio as well audiences in concert halls. For..

published on 5/30/19 12:45 PM

Folklore helps make friends

A concert called “Art helps make friends” by the folk choir of the Gotse Delchev ensemble, Sofia, with conductor Marek Dyakov and the Ezerets , Blagoevgrad vocal ensemble with conductor Ilian Yuruchki is to take place at the Sofia City Art..

published on 5/11/19 10:00 AM

Vampires in Bulgarian folk songs

Five years ago, an interesting and unexplored topic provoked Radoslav Gizgindzhiev to research a vast number of ethnographic materials, folklore beliefs and archives of Bulgarian folk songs. Two years later he wrote his diploma work, entitled..

published on 5/11/19 8:00 AM

Dobrin Dobrev: If you were born in Dobroudzha and have lived under its stars, you shall be under its spell, always

Folk singer Dobrin Dobrev has been living in Cyprus for more than a decade. He is manager of an information office for the legalization of documents and the organization of cultural events. Together with the Bulgarian embassy he has organized..

published on 5/7/19 3:07 PM

In Vidin region on Easter: People pay homage to the dead with ritual folk dances

Feet stepping heavily on the ground, sticking to a haunting rhythm of gripping melodies. Around the fire, men and women holding hands perform a chain dance and the dead are dancing along with the living. On the second day of Christ’s Resurrection...

published on 4/29/19 9:00 AM

Verka Siderova: "I am happy I was part of golden generation of Bulgarian folk singers!"

Her warm and beautiful voice always reminds us of magnificent performances of famous Bulgarian folk songs. Hundreds of recordings keep attracting fans and new listeners, despite the fact renowned singer Verka Siderova stepped off the stage long..

published on 4/26/19 10:50 AM

Customs on Lazarus Saturday are precursor to upcoming joy of Resurrection

Lazarus Saturday is the first of three major Christian feasts linked to the miracle of Resurrection and is followed by Palm Sunday and Easter. It is marked on the Saturday preceding the Holy Week. Lazarus Saturday or Lazarovden in Bulgarian bears..

published on 4/20/19 8:30 AM

Pirin Ensemble has received the highest recognition at prestigious Mallorca Festival

This year the folklore ensemble "Pirin" – Blagoevgrad celebrates its 65th birthday. The list of awards won in Bulgaria and around the world is impressive. Among them is a "Grammy" for participation in the second album of the series "Le Mystère des..

published on 4/19/19 11:23 AM

Nadpyavane folklore singing contest – hallmark of Hristo Botev channel of BNR

On April 9 at 7.30 pm Studio 1 of the Bulgarian National Radio hosts the gala concert of the laureates of the folklore singing contest Nadpyavane 2018-2019. Julia Gatderova and Magdalena Stoyanova from Folklore Music section of Hristo..

published on 4/9/19 2:20 PM