CREATIVE ALLIANCE AT THE PATTERSON THEATER, Baltimore, Maryland - March 7, 2014. Chestita Baba Marta — Happy Grandmother March! Farewell to winter and welcome to springtime in the Balkans. Join Orfeia, Svitanya Eastern European Women’s Vocal Ensemble of Philadelphia, and talented Slovak fujara player Bob Rychlik. Wear your martenitsa! For more details, scroll down to Hear Orfeia at . . . .
A special treat at our March 7 Creative Alliance concert will be the appearance of Bohuslav Rychlik, multi-talented musician and instrumentalist who will be playing the Slovak fujara, declared a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. For more about Bob and for an enticing sample of the extraordinary sound of the fujara, click here.
AN AMAZING TEN DAYS IN BULGARIA. Performances on the Slavi Show (Bulgaria’s most popular late-night television show), on Bulgarian National Radio, and in Sofia, Chepelare, Plovdiv and Momchilovitsi. Check out our Facebook page for video and photographs! And click here for a segment on us in Temata na Nova on Bulgarian television.
Many thanks to the St. George Foundation and Dr. George Lazarov for their generous sponsorship of the tour, to Tatiana Sarbinska, Petya and Ivan Todoroff, and Dr. Zvezdomir Zamfirov for their remarkable hospitality, and to Svitanya Eastern European Women’s Vocal Ensemble from Philadelphia and Divi Zheni from Boston for joining in this wonderful experience.