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Singers in Momchilovitsi

Singers in Momchilovitsi

SAVE THE DATE – September 26, 2015!  We’ll be having a Bulgarian sedenka — a “working bee,” also known as a workshop and performance!  Sponsored by “We Are Takoma” Performing Arts Series.  Come sing with us!

DIVI ZHENI’s 15TH BIRTHDAY BLOWOUT!  We had a wonderful time joining in the celebration of Divi Zheni’s 15 years of beautiful harmony.  A great concert and dance party in Boston, enjoyed by a full house.

EUROPEAN UNION OPEN HOUSE – MAY 9, 2015.  A beautiful day of family, fun, food, and culture.  Visitors got a rare look inside the embassies and a unique opportunity to experience the cultural heritage and national traditions of Bulgaria and the 28 member countries of the EU.euopenhouse

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BHA-10351-53-1321TATIANA AND PIRIN ENSEMBLE – TOGETHER AGAIN!  Our director, Tatiana Sarbinska, was invited to be an honored guest for the 60th anniversary celebration of the Pirin Ensemble in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria! Bulgarian National Radio says “The Pirin Ensemble, established in 1954, is one of the most popular messengers of Bulgarian folklore across the globe. The formation’s singers, instrumentalists and dancers have presented their impressive shows in dozens of countries.”  Check out video of the gala concert at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIrlPnP-zEU.  And here’s a link to one of Tanya’s many television and radio appearances while she was in Bulgaria – the song is Lazhi Vere.

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WE LOVE THE MUSIC, TOO!  Thanks to Jerry, a recent audience member, for this lovely comment — we’re so glad you’re now a Bulgarian music fan — that’s our goal!  “I was so impressed and even found myself thinking about the songs and the enthusiasm of your program the following day . . . your delightful blend of voices and hearty portrayal of the music and customs of Bulgaria. I was simply wowed! Thank you so much for such a lovely performance and introduction to the music of Bulgaria.”

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September 26, 2015 – “We Are Takoma” Performing Arts SeriesWAT_Logo_Transparent 

Join us for our version of a Bulgarian working bee – sedenka – a workshop in Bulgarian traditional music and culture.  We’ll sing, you’ll sing, we’ll all eat.

11336997_10150515432004981_5378567400529820880_oJune 6, 2015 – Divi Zheni 15th Anniversary Gala Concert 

An evening of Balkan singing and dancing to celebrate Divi Zheni’s 15 years of glorious harmony.

May 30, 2015 – Washington Folk Festival at Glen Echo Parkfsgw-logoBlue-50

Members of Orfeia join Peter Lyster and master accordionist Koliu Kolev for a program of Eastern European songs.

May 9, 2015 – European Union Open House – Bulgarian Embassy

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFood, culture, music, springtime — what more could you ask for?  A unique opportunity to visit D.C.’s embassies.

April 11, 2015 – Multi-Cultural Fair at University of Mary Washington 

220px-Cherry_blossoms_in_Vancouver_3_cropMusic, food and shopping on the beautiful UMW campus in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

March 14, 2015 – Mid-Atlantic Harmony Sweepstakes

The Sweepstakes are always a fun and fabulous evening of a cappella at the legendary Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia.  Come for dinner and then relax and enjoy the music!HarmSwlogo

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Photo:  Kaloyan Doychinov

Photo: Kaloyan Doychinov

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