In a couple of days’ time the Boryana all-female folklore choir from Plovdiv with artistic director Nikolay Gurbanov is leaving on a brief tour of Russia. They will have three concerts with renowned singer from the Strandzha region..
Whenever December comes, it feels that holidays become more numerous than working days here in Bulgaria. Regardless of the stressful pile of urgent tasks typical for the period before Christmas, the “wave” of name days and all sorts of occasions..
For the first time in the almost 100-year long history of the Prof. Pancho Vladigerov National Academy of Music, in 2018 it introduced folklore fields of study. The lecturers are all famous names who are investing their enthusiasm and dedication to..
The Svetoglas male a cappella vocal quartet marks its 10th anniversary with a new album. The polyphonic rendering of ancient examples of folk tradition, reinterpreted, is at the heart of the musical aesthetics of the Svetoglas Bulgarian Polyphony...
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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2019 has been relatively good for Bulgaria’s tourism. This has been the year with the highest number of satisfied tourists. On one hand,..
A Consortium of European and Asian companies is planning to build a factory for electric vehicles in Bulgaria. A memorandum of intentions for..
A preliminary agreement on the mobility package for international hauliers in the EU has been reached. The rules will also apply to light freight. The..