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..
Authors of the long-awaited “Grand Book of Bulgarian Holidays and Customs” are Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vihra Baeva and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Veselka Toncheva from the Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum at the Bulgarian..
Since 2007 September in the southernmost town of the Rhodopes – Zlatograd – has been the month of Delyo the Rebel (Delyo Haydutin). The hero who lived at the close of the 17 th and the beginning of the 18 th century is now a “cosmic”..
I didn’t choose your folklore instead of something else and I have not given up my previous musical interests. However, the moment I listened to Bulgarian music for the first time I felt strongly that it is part of me, Portuguese Miguel..
The village of Tsarevets is situated in the pre-Balkans (a chain of low mountains that stretch parallel to the Balkan Mountain range). It is 10 kilometers away from the town of Mezdra and 24 kilometers away from the district city of Vratsa in..
"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..
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..
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..
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..
Bulgaria’s government calls for extension of state of emergency until May 13 The Bulgarian cabinet will submit a proposal to this country’s..
Four accredited Bulgarian laboratories (2 in Sofia, 1 in Stara Zagora and 1 in Varna) received new control substance created by European scientists to..
The Bulgarian cabinet will submit a proposal to this country’s National Assembly to extend the state of emergency until May 13. Bulgaria is doing its..