Divna Vocal Formation is established in March 2005 in Sofia, Bulgaria.
It consists of five soloists: Elka Simeonova - first soprano, Biserka Danova-Pilarska, Galya Haralambieva, Vanya Todorova Vakari - alt and Mariana Nikolova Pavlova - contralto.
All of them have professional qualification in the field of folklore singing and Bulgarian music folklore in some of the most prestigious Bulgarian secondary schools and academies.
The song which ranked in the first place for May 2007 was `V gradina moma sedeshe`, song from Pirin Region of Bulgaria performed by Ivan Dyakov. To see or print the notes for this song click below:
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Practical Seminar For Balkan Folklore "Balkanfolk" Balkanfolk 2007 15 July 2007 - 28 July 2007, Bankya, Bulgaria
Dance, Play, Sing, Have Fun!
10th Jubilee Edition
We offer you this unique opportunity through our Practical Seminar For Balkan Folklore Balkanfolk 2007 - the only one of its kind in Europe.
Bulgarian folk dances with Emil Genov, Romanian folk dances with Marius Ursu and Serbian folk dances with Vladimir Mutavdjic. Traditional folk musical instruments gaida, kaval, dvoyanka, duduk, gadoulka, tamboura, tapan, tarambouka, taragot. Bulgarian folk singing and language.
Folk dance ensemble “Zornitsa” won The Golden Carnation
On 07.07.2007, while in Bulgaria hundreds of couples were saying “I do” in front of the alter, hoping that the number 7 will bring them happiness in their marriage, under the bright sky of Yalova, Turkey, the dancers from ensemble “Zornitsa” were receiving loud applause from the audience gathered to watch the final competition of the 21 st International Folklore Festival “The Golden Carnation”.
During the competition concert dancers from South Korea, Mexico, Columbia, Jordania, Sweden, Slovakia, Bosnia and Herzegovina , Romania and Bulgaria performed their best dances and were being judged by competent jury from elected members from the dancers of each group. After the end of our “Shopska suite”, and as well as during the whole stay of the group, everybody said with absolute certainty – ensemble “Zornitsa” are number 1 in the classification and the Bulgarian dancers are the best.
Recently we’ve included in the shop 5 new books with Bulgarian folklore costumes, A NEW Basic Course in Contemporary Bulgarian as a Foreign Language, Bulgarian Rose Oil and ...
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New free wallpapers: Seminar Balkanfolk 2006 with calendar for July, 2006 and Rila Monastery view and a few of the famous ancient Rila Monastery wall paintings.
Rila Monastery was founded in the 10th century by St John of Rila, a hermit canonized by the Orthodox Church. His ascetic dwelling and tomb became a holy site and were transformed into a monastic complex, which subsequently played an important role in the spiritual and social life of medieval Bulgaria. Destroyed by fire at the beginning of the 19th century, the complex was rebuilt between 1834 and 1862. The monument is a characteristic example of the Bulgarian Renaissance (18th–19th centuries) and symbolizes an awareness of a Slavic cultural identity following centuries of occupation.