SAVE THE DATE! We’ll be having a Bulgarian sedenka — a “working bee” (also known as a workshop!) — on September 26, 2015 as part of the “We Are Takoma” series. Come sing with us! More information to be announced.
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. Join us at the Bulgarian Embassy during EU Open House Day, a day of family, fun, food, culture and more (including Washington, D.C. on a beautiful spring day). The event offers visitors a rare look inside the embassies and provides a unique opportunity to experience the cultural heritage and national traditions of the 28 member countries.
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TATIANA 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.
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.”