Kostadin Atanasov conquers the world with the “voice” of his bagpipe

Kostadin Atanasov has won a great many awards in this country and abroad. A master player of the ancient Bulgarian bagpipe varieties – kaba and djura – as a professional musician Kostadin Atanasov went through all the stages of..

published on 11/9/19 8:15 AM

Ethnographic exhibition in Sofia presents symbols of fertility from North Macedonia

The richness and diversity of cults and fertility rituals in the Balkan region can be seen in a museum exhibition from the Republic of North Macedonia. It has been arranged in five halls of the National Ethnographic Museum at the Knyaz Palace in..

published on 10/29/19 3:42 PM

Book collects memories of old traditions from town of Elin Pelin

The intriguing memories of the elderly residents of the town of Elin Pelin have become part of the book "Town of Elin Pelin – Folk Traditions" by Pavel Kanev. In it he explores local folklore traditions and culture. Concerned about the lost..

published on 10/20/19 11:20 AM

The female singer with the lowest voice on the planet – a Bulgarian living in London

Bulgaria is now proud of yet another record holder in the Guinness Book. A few days ago, Mariyana Pavlova, born in the town of Smolyan in the Rhodope Mountain, officially received her certificate from the Guinness Book of World Records, which..

published on 10/18/19 12:06 PM

Bulgarian National Radio Folk Orchestra promises interesting season filled with good music and masterly performances

The Bulgarian National Radio Folk Orchestra opens its new season on October 10 with a concert at Studio 1 of the BNR. As usual, the music programme is a combination of traditional and new motifs. We begin our 76th concert season, the..

published on 10/8/19 3:59 PM

Severina International Youth Dance Festival gathers Bulgarian and foreign folklore ensembles in Ruse

Between October 4 and 6 the Danube city of Ruse hosts the 4 th edition of the International Youth Dance Festival Severina. The purpose of the organizers is to allow as many young people and children as possible engage in dance activity in the..

published on 10/4/19 4:10 PM

“Grand Book of Bulgarian Holidays and Customs” - a valuable ritual calendar encyclopedia

Authors of the long-awaited “Grand Book of Bulgarian Holidays and Customs” are Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vihra Baeva and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Veselka Toncheva from the Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum at the Bulgarian..

published on 9/24/19 12:14 PM

Delyo Festival – regional tradition with a taste of the “cosmic”

Since 2007 September in the southernmost town of the Rhodopes – Zlatograd – has been the month of Delyo the Rebel (Delyo Haydutin). The hero who lived at the close of the 17 th and the beginning of the 18 th century is now a “cosmic”..

published on 9/21/19 8:00 AM

Portuguese Miguel Falcão: Bulgarian folklore is part of my identity

I didn’t choose your folklore instead of something else and I have not given up my previous musical interests. However, the moment I listened to Bulgarian music for the first time I felt strongly that it is part of me, Portuguese Miguel..

published on 9/5/19 1:41 PM

Margarita Petkova: We will sink again in the magic of folklore during Belokamenitsa 2019 festival

The village of Tsarevets is situated in the pre-Balkans (a chain of low mountains that stretch parallel to the Balkan Mountain range). It is 10 kilometers away from the town of Mezdra and 24 kilometers away from the district city of Vratsa in..

published on 8/26/19 12:19 PM