Angel Dobrev is a popular name in Bulgaria’s folk music field. He devoted his entire life and profession to the rebec. Angel is an inspired instrumentalist, composer, author of song arrangements and orchestral pieces. He is also a rebec..
In current dynamic times when futile speech, debates and fake information streams are common, the ancient folk song is a sort of salvation from the noise and vanity that surround us. It is a peculiar island of purity and wisdom that many look..
Dancho Radulov is a celebrated Bulgarian shepherd’s flute player who stands out with his devotion to the traditional style of playing the instrument. Thus, he distanced himself from his coevals who succumbed to the modern and..
Maleshevo or Maleshevie is a small region around the Maleshevska Mountain, part of which is situated in neighboring Macedonia. The Bulgarian segment of the mountain spreads along the picturesque bank of the Struma River with 28 villages and a..
If you are on the lookout for the distinctive sound of the songs of the Rhodopes, to the magnificent accompaniment of the kaba (low-pitched) bagpipe, then the music of Ilia Uchikov is exactly what you are looking for. Uchikov founded..
Vulcho Ivanov is a singer with a velvet voice that touches the hearts of listeners, weaving the fabric of Thracian musical ornamentation with infinite attention to every detail. He was only 15 when he started performing at fairs and..
The price of success for one of the ‘golden girls’ of Bulgarian rhythmic gymnastics means a lot of work, training and gathering of precious experience through time. The success would be unthinkable without the power of love in the souls of the..
Vulkana Stoyanova is the bewitching voice of Thrace, a voice that grabs listeners with its power of expression. Her singing skills are an embodiment of the Bulgarian musical talent, the pinnacle of traditional art. The beauty of timbre,..
At least that is what the organizers of the Gold Dust International Folklore Festival say. The event took place in the village of Chelopechnear Sofia at the end of July. A combination of colourful events and music contests, for the fourth..
The 13 th International Folklore Seminar organized by the Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts (AMDFA) in Plovdiv opens on Sunday night. Throughout next week, more than one hundred participants from across the world will explore Bulgarian folk..