Bulgarian National Radio Folk Orchestra promises interesting season filled with good music and masterly performances

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..

published on 10/8/19 3:59 PM

Severina International Youth Dance Festival gathers Bulgarian and foreign folklore ensembles in Ruse

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..

published on 10/4/19 4:10 PM

“Grand Book of Bulgarian Holidays and Customs” - a valuable ritual calendar encyclopedia

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..

published on 9/24/19 12:14 PM

Delyo Festival – regional tradition with a taste of the “cosmic”

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”..

published on 9/21/19 8:00 AM

Portuguese Miguel Falcão: Bulgarian folklore is part of my identity

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..

published on 9/5/19 1:41 PM

Margarita Petkova: We will sink again in the magic of folklore during Belokamenitsa 2019 festival

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..

published on 8/26/19 12:19 PM

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