Danislav Kehayov releases evergreens for true friends

Voice Like Thracian Gold, Songs Like Old Wine – this is the title of the new double album, released by beloved singer Danislav Kehayov. The CD has not only recordings from the singer’s Thracian region repertoire, but also renditions..

published on 4/25/18 2:21 PM
Zlatka Stavreva

Upcoming seventh edition of International Folklore Festival “Atliman Necklace"

Organizing concerts and music festivals during the summer months is a tradition especially in resort towns. That is how tourists get a "cultural bonus" during their vacation and participants enjoy audience of different nationalities. Among..

published on 4/22/18 9:35 AM

„Bulgarian spring in Milan“

A spring folklore event organized by the Bulgarian Association for Cultural Exchange in Milan drew the attention of the residents and guests of the Italian city. Bulgarian folk dances from various folklore regions were presented by the amateur..

published on 4/20/18 10:03 AM

Colorful Tsvetnitsa has come, a song is heard

Day after Lazarus Saturday and a week before Easter, Palm Sunday (“Tsvetnitsa”) comes - a spring holiday, devoted to reviving nature and its life-giving power. In the church calendar, this holiday is dedicated to the entrance of Christ in..

published on 4/1/18 7:30 AM

Little girls on Lazarus Day in the village of Mirovyane, Sofia region

Lazaritsa, Lazarovden, Lazarus’s Saturday are all names of the feast celebrated eight days ahead of Easter. The church marks the Resurrection of Lazarus and in the folklore calendar this time of the year is dedicated to the socialization of..

published on 3/31/18 8:35 AM

To Dinka Ruseva, with love and thankfulness

Famed singer Dinka Ruseva left us just days after she turned 70, depriving us of a warm and kind person, an exceptional performer of the colourful Thracian folklore. A talent, celebrated by her colleagues, fans and experts of Thracian..

published on 3/19/18 11:38 AM

Folklore opened my eyes for perfection: Elena Bozhkova

The genes of musicality and the local singing tradition have been dominating Elena Bozhkova’s life ever since her childhood in her native village of Resilovo, near Dupnitsa, Central Western Bulgaria. Her love and loyalty for the original..

published on 3/10/18 8:00 AM
The Slavey quartet

Lilyana Galevska: when I sing I give my heart to the audience

The folk song is both an inspiration and a profession for Bulgarian singer Lilyana Galevska. It made her popular and filled her life with a lot of success and thrilling events. Her music career started from her native Tran area. Later she joined..

published on 2/26/18 11:57 AM

“Brave Todor shoeing his horse…”

Todorovden, one of the most colorful folk festivals is celebrated on the first Saturday of the Great Lent. It is preceded by Todor'sweek, also called hungry, or even “black week”. During this week, a strict fast is observed. According to..

published on 2/24/18 8:00 AM

Be forgiven! Forgive me!

Sirni Zagovezni or Cheesefare Sunday (Forgiveness Sunday) is the first Sunday before Lent, or seven weeks before Easter. In Bulgarian folklore it has other names too, such as Sirni Pokladi, Forgiveness, Orata and others. This is a day to ask family..

published on 2/18/18 9:05 AM