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Bulgarian Music and Folklore
Melodious tunes and magnificent voices, fiery dances and brightly colored costumes - Bulgarian folklore MUST to be seen, felt and experienced!
The world has already discovered Ninth Symphony, its message to other civilizations traveling to the stars aboard the Voyager I and Voyager 2 spaceships also includes the recording of a Bulgarian Rhodope Mountain folk-song.
The world is discovering it again and again at major folklore and song contests in Italy, France, England and Ireland, from which the Bulgarian music and dance ensembles invariably walk off with the first prizes.
The world has started talking about the "Mystery of Bulgarian songs and dances"...
If attend one of the many picturesque folk fairs, singing contests and original folklore festivals in Bulgaria, which gather thousands of singers, musicians and dancers, one will maybe himself discover the key to this mystery, the key to the heart and soul of Bulgarian folklore.
There is a symbolic in the fact that millennia later the homeland of the mythical Orpheus is again attracting world’s attention and being talked about as the "Bulgarian musical miracle".
Boris Christoff became a standard of scenic and artistic presence on the world opera stages, and the name of acclaimed singers such as Nikolai Ghiaurov, Nikolas Gyuzelev, Raina Kabaivanska, Ghena Dimitrova and Alexandrina Milcheva invariably figure on their bills.
The Bulgarian performers Mincho Minchev, Milcho Leviev and Alexis Weissenberg are enthusiastically applauded worldwide.
As the successor of glorious traditions Bulgaria is still a center of prestigious international events:
Sofia Music Weeks ( May-June) in Sofia ;
New Year's Music Festival ( December- January) in Sofia;
March Music Days (March) in Ruse;
Varna Summer ( June-July) in Varna;
Appolonia Festival of the Arts (September) in the museum town Sozopol;
Festival of Music and Scenic Art in the Antique Theater in Plovdi