Koprivshtitsa festival 2022 – part 3

This is the 3rd edit of my recordings at the Koprivshtitsa festival of Bulgarian Folklore Art. Besides vocal and instrumental ensembles with traditional dances and costumes, another genre of performance typical of the Bulgarian folklore is humour. What today would be called of “stand-up comedy” is, in fact, part of the authentic Bulgarian traditions. AlthoughContinue reading “Koprivshtitsa festival 2022 – part 3”

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Koprivshtitsa festival 2022 – part 2

This is the 2nd edit of my recordings at the Koprivshtitsa festival of Bulgarian Folklore Art. More beautiful moments from the Koprivshtitsa festival this summer. I especially liked the little girl singing at the end.

Koprivshtitsa festival 2022 – part 1

This is the first edit of my recordings at the Koprivshtitsa festival of Bulgarian Folklore Art. At the arrival to the festival, me and my gadulka teacher, Angel Dobrev, arrived at master luthier of gadulka Anton Antonov. Next there are some recordings of stage 6, with groups from the Sofia district. Hope you like it!

26th International Folk Festival Plovdiv 2022

From my recordings at the XXVI International Folklore Festival at Plovdiv’s Ancient Theatre. This is the closing day featuring groups from Bulgaria, Turkey and Georgia.

Ensemble Trakia at the 26th International Folk Festival Plovdiv 2022

This year I could finally take a vacation and part of my holiday was spent in Bulgaria, for my gadulka lessons, visiting friends and watch musical events. One of the highlights was to meet my friend bass player Stela Petrova and watch her perform with Ensemble Trakia at Plovdiv’s Ancient Theatre, closing the 26th InternationalContinue reading “Ensemble Trakia at the 26th International Folk Festival Plovdiv 2022”

Gouveia Art Rock Festival 2015

Last weekend there was another edition of the Gouveia Art Rock Festival. This is a great chance to listen to progressive sounds from all over the world. One of those great moments was of course Rick Wakeman, two years ago. I show you some of my favourite moments: Syndone, California Guitar Trio and Magma. Enjoy!Continue reading “Gouveia Art Rock Festival 2015”

20th International Folk Festival Plovdiv 2014

Here’s some more footage from last summer in Bulgaria last summer. This time we are in the Trakia region, city of Plovdiv, where the 20th International Folklore Festival took place. The afternoon was very hot and this was the last day of the festival. There were folk groups from Bulgaria and also from other countries. TheContinue reading “20th International Folk Festival Plovdiv 2014”

Pirin Sings

Continuing to present my video recordings from Bulgaria last summer, we travel to the southeast, to the Pirin mountains. The festival “Pirin Sings” was one of the highlights from my stay in Bulgaria. You will see the atmosphere of this festival: performances, rehearsals and surroundings – all in a beautiful scenery of Predel, Razlog. The mainContinue reading “Pirin Sings”

Koprivshtica 2010

(i) “Koprivshtica sings!” . I would like to share with you some of my wonderful experience at the Koprivshtica festival in Bulgaria. With the few pictures and video clips I was able to record, I hope you will taste a bit of the atmosphere of this unique event, celebrated only every 5 years, and toContinue reading “Koprivshtica 2010”