Kichka Hristova: “I want my songs to reach every heart beating with rhythm of Bulgarian folklore”

"The human soul is sculpted by music" Kichka Hristova loves to say. The Bulgarian folk song has been part of her live for 40 years. She was born in Varna and her creative activity is entirely linked to the seaside city. Having mastered the traditional..

published on 8/7/19 3:09 PM

Bagpipe players from all over the world descend on Gela village for bagpipe festival

Gela village in the Rhodopes is once again bringing together kaba gaida (low-pitched) bagpipe players. As always the bagpipe playing contest is taking place in Ilindenski meadows above the village on the first Saturday of..

published on 8/3/19 9:05 AM

Students of National School of Folk Arts “Filip Kutev” in Kotel win biggest award at Altın Mobilya Festival in Turkey

Once again the students of the National School of Folk Arts Filip Kutev in Bulgaria’s Kotel and their teachers showed their high professionalism, this time at an international forum in Turkey. This is a well-deserved recognition for the first..

published on 8/2/19 3:01 PM

Festival of folklore and stockbreeding held again near Rozhen peak

One of the biggest folklore festivals near Rozhen peak (The Rhodopes) again gathers fans of folklore from Bulgaria and abroad. Traditionally Rhozen is a festival of folklore and stockbreeding, as stockbreeding is the main livelihood in the..

published on 7/19/19 4:05 PM

Graovo fair revives local traditions, culture and spirit

Residents of Graovo folklore region organize for the second consecutive year a fair near the Giginski Monastery dedicated to the local traditions, faith, folklore, crafts, talent and spirit. He three day Tsurnogorski Fair will be held..

published on 7/11/19 2:58 PM

Days of Bulgarian Culture, Folklore and Traditions in Ohrid

The Days of Bulgarian Culture, Folklore and Traditions in Ohrid will be held for the 4th time in the period June 29th – July 3th. The aim is to popularize traditional Bulgarian folk singing and dancing during the peak of the tourist season in the..

published on 6/28/19 10:30 AM

Enyovden – the day we become one with nature and with light

On 24 June the Bulgarian Orthodox Church honours one of the most revered Christian saints – John the Baptist. In folklore tradition the day is called Enyovden , Midsummer’s day, and it is connected with different rituals and beliefs connected..

published on 6/24/19 11:37 AM

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