The folk custom of Surva and the International Festival of Masquerade Games of the same name are among the most popular winter holidays in Bulgaria. And they are undoubtedly a wonderful illustration of the link between "tradition and..
Known in his lifetime as “the king of Bulgarian bagpipes”, “Saint Kostadin of folk music”, Kostadin Varimezov’s students in Canada and the USA addressed him as “professor” even though he had no academic title. “May it fill your soul” is the..
Regardless of what the outgoing year has been and what occurred during the four seasons, December transforms our daily routine with its cycle of Christmas festivities, the lists with gifts for our loved ones and the richly laid tables...
The performers of traditional Bulgarian folk music brought much delight to their fans also this year, giving them emotional moments and surprising them with new achievements. In the history of 2019, there will be dozens of successful..
According to the traditional Bulgarian calendar, the feast of Saint Ignatius on December 20 th is the day when the transition from the old to the coming New Year starts. It is a day full of peculiar rituals, bans, and auguries...
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..
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Wine tourism is a chance for Bulgaria to attract wealthy tourists, as well as an opportunity to show the country should not be perceived as a cheap..
Bulgaria and China will cooperate to create production facilities for electric buses and a research and development centre in Bulgaria. To this..
At the Green Week 2020 exposition in Berlin Bulgaria is laying an emphasis on organic products. There are 6,000 certified organic producers in..