Emil Cholakov: Children’s bagpipe orchestra is pride of my life

Rhodope Mountains are one of Bulgaria’s most beautiful mountains. The town of Devin and the surrounding area abound with healing mineral water springs. Mountain lovers and tourists can enjoy breathtaking scenery and visit a number..

published on 11/24/18 8:25 AM

Sredets hosts second edition of Bulgarian Guardians national folklore competition

Kostadin Mihailov is a young Bulgarian musician who fulfilled his dream to become a skillful Strandzha singer. He was a member of the children’s folk band Nestinarche headed by acclaimed folklore singer Zlatka Stavreva. Kostadin Mihailov was..

published on 11/2/18 12:40 PM

Draginovo people love, keep and promote old local traditions

Based on the strength of its population, Draginovo is Bulgaria’s fourth largest village. It is located in the Western Rhodope Mountains very close to the town of Velingrad. In the past it was known with the name Korova (from Turkish, Kuru – ova,..

published on 10/12/18 1:08 PM

Popovo hosts Bulgarian folklore event on 29 and 30 September

The town of Popovo in Northeastern Bulgaria is hosting the second national folklore event called “Authenticity and modern times”, organized by the Tsvetnitsa association. More than 700 folklore performers took part in the event..

published on 9/29/18 10:00 AM

In Shishkovtsi Bulgarians, Serbs and Macedonians all sit down on the same Balkan rug

For the 8 th successive year, Bulgarians will sit down on a colourful traditional rug, next to people from Serbia and Macedonia, to share the most palateful rakia from the last harvest and the most delicious zelnik (a variety of banitsa..

published on 9/21/18 3:10 PM

Yanka Rupkina: I enjoy people’s love in Bulgaria and abroad

One of the emblems of the Bulgarian folklore music Yanka Rupkina marks two significant anniversaries this year-her 80 th birth anniversary and sixty years on stage. The legendary singer was born in Strandja region. Her fellow countrymen from..

published on 9/21/18 12:32 PM

The Festival of Embroidery in Beloslav revisits the Bulgarian traditions of magical beauty

Since time immemorial embroidery pieces that used to decorate the Bulgarian folk costumes have had specific functions. The gracious ornaments revealed the social status and some regional characteristics while at the same time they had coded,..

published on 9/8/18 8:00 AM

Strandja bagpipe is my Bulgarian flag globally, Ivan Varimezov says

Photo: Famous musician Ivan Varimezov has recently celebrated his 60th jubilee. He is one of those bagpipe players who have found success both in this country and internationally. His genes have their contribution to the high level of performance..

published on 8/20/18 9:50 AM

Balgarshtitsi – unique compilation of unknown ancient songs

The Balgarshtitsi compilation of 672 unpublished folklore songs from the archive of Kosta Kolev was released a few months ago. The famous accordion player, composer and conductor passed away in 2010 at the age of 89, leaving behind thousands of..

published on 8/19/18 9:30 AM

"With dances and songs near the narrow-gauge railroad tracks"

The green fields around Avramovo Station - the highest-altitude railway station in the Balkans - will soon become the venue of a new folklore fair called “Near the Narrow-Gauge Railroad Line” (“Krai tesnolineikata”). The event will take place this..

published on 8/8/18 4:21 PM