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Dobra Savova releases new CD with folk songs from Dobrudzha region

The Gega New Publishers released a new album (Esen se zaesenyava - Dobrudja Folk Songs) with songs performed by folk singer Dobra Savova, who has one of the most beautiful voices in the region of Dobrudzha, Northeastern Bulgaria. Dobrudzha is called the granary of Bulgaria. Many of the famous Bulgarian folk singers were born in that region: Verka Siderova, Kalinka Vulcheva, Eva Georgieva, Sonya Kuncheva.
“My entire repertoire is from my native village,” she says. Every one in her family had a gift for music. Her father for example wrote his own verse and set it to music.

20 August 2007 - Sofia, Bulgaria
Boris Dimitrov
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5th Gaida Contest, Ilinden Fair in the village of Gela

On August 4 and 5, 2007 the meadow in front of the “St. Iliya” chapel in the Rhodope village Gela resounded with the kaba gaida tunes and the songs of the participants in the Ilinden Fair.

The first gaida contest was the idea of the popular gaida player from the Rhodope Peter Yanev and Antonia Chilikova, and it was part of the traditional clans meeting of the village of Gela. The organizer of the fifth edition was the initiative committee, whose members were: Stefan Gerdzhikov, Vesselina Babadzhankova and Peter Yanev, assisted by Antonia Chilikova from “Rhodopi” eco-organisation, Gela village council and others.

6 August 2007 - village of Gela, Bulgaria
Boris Dimitrov
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Balkanfolk Workshop 2007 Opening Today, July 15

Participants from 10 countries are arriving from all continents to join the practical seminar for Balkan folklore Balkanfolk 2007. The Opening is today at Hotel Jeravna, in Bankya, a resort by Sofia.



The courses offer a wide range of subjects connected to Balkan folklore, amongst which Bulgarian dances, Romanian dances, Serbian dances, Bulgarian folk singing and all traditional Bulgarian instruments. Classes are divided into beginners and advanced for better comprehension and some of them offer an individual approach.

15 July 2007 - Bankya, Bulgaria
Vera Genova
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Vitosha 2007 International Folklore Festival in Sofia Begins

The 11th edition of the International folklore festival Vitosha 2007 was launched yesterday, 14 July in Sofia. A street procession started at 7 pm in front of the National Palace of Culture, passed along Vitosha Blvd and ended in the City garden, where an official opening was held at 8 pm.



Participants are from Indonesia, Italy, China, Lithuania, Georgia, Korea, Hungary, Venezuela, Romania, Cyprus, Armenia and Bulgaria.

14 July 2007 - Sofia, Bulgaria
Balkanfolk Team
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Folk dance ensemble “Zornitsa” won The Golden Carnation!

On 07.07.2007, while in Bulgaria hundreds of couples were saying “I do” in front of the alter, hoping that the number 7 will bring them happiness in their marriage, under the bright sky of Yalova, Turkey, the dancers from ensemble “Zornitsa” were receiving loud applause from the audience gathered to watch the final competition of the 21 st International Folklore Festival “The Golden Carnation”.

8 July 2007 - Yalova, Turkey
Ivailo Parvanov
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First International Folklore Festival "Pautaliya" 2007

2 July 2007 - Kyustendil
Boris Dimitrov
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  Орфееви празници "Смолян 2007"

През вчерашния ден (23 юни) на Петнайстите международни младежки фолклорни Орфееви празници се изявиха 2180 участници от различни краища на страната и всички гости от чужбина. Площад “България” се тресеше от песни танци и ритми. 32-градосувата жега по Целзий не можа да спре устрема на децата. Красив подарък за гражданите и гостите на Смолян бяха изпълненията на гостите от Грузия, Турция, Сърбия, Гърция, Унгария и Естония. До късния следобед продължиха изявите на двете естради.

24 June 2007 - Смолян
Balkanfolk Team
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  Present for NSFA "Philip Kutev" - Kotev

The Director of Silver Dollar City World-Fest, Mr. Rex Burdette, in 2005, was awarded by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria a silver medal “Simeon the Great – the Golden Age of Bulgaria” for his contribution to the promotion of Bulgarian folklore in the United States of America. At the end of this year’s edition of the Festival, Mr. Burdette asked Mrs. Yanka Docheva, Managing Director of “World Music Events – Bulgaria” Ltd. to deliver for him a present to the National School of Folklore Arts "Philip Kutev" – Kotev.

20 June 2007 -
Balkanfolk Team
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Presentation of traditional Bulgarian arts and crafts in USA

The presentation of traditional Bulgarian arts and crafts in the largest international festival of the United States, Silver Dollar City World-Fest, was expectedly successful during this year’s edition of this forum.



“World Music Events – Bulgaria” Ltd. organized the presentation and the selection of the participating crafters belongs to Yanka Docheva. For the fourth time, Vesselin Feschiev, the weaver from Veliko Turnovo, demonstrated his master-craftsmanship before the audiences of the Mid-West.

19 June 2007 -
Balkanfolk Team
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Звездите на българския фолклор в уникалния спектакъл "Огънят български"

Министерството на културата съвместно с Национален дворец на културата представя на 20 юни /сряда/ от 19 ч. в зала 1 на НДК Музикално-танцовия спектакъл „ОГЪНЯТ БЪЛГАРСКИ”.



Спектакълът е атрактивно съчетание на ярки образци на народното музикално творчество. Той е вдъхновен от уникалната палитра на нашия фолклор, представен от емблематични изпълнители от всички фолклорни области.

15 June 2007 - Национален Дворец на Културата, София
Balkanfolk Team
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