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 “Ogneni Ritmi” Cildren’s Folk Dance Ensemble
Groups
, Bulgaria


ZORA - Folklore Dance Group, Sofia
Groups
Sofia, Bulgaria


Bulgarian folklore dance group “Zora” was founded in 1980 to the Javorov cultural club, Slatina municipality, district Gueo Milev, Sofia. The dance group has given ov
Студентски фолклорен ансамбъл "Зорница"
Groups
Emil Genov, Bulgaria


LILYANA - Folk Ensemble, Tokyo
Groups
Tokyo, Japan


Lilyana Folk Ensemble is a semi-professional performing folk ensemble from Tokyo, Japan. The group consists of talented and trained young dancers, singers and musicians playing together for stag
BALKAN - Folk Dance Group, Sofia
Groups
Sofia, Bulgaria


The folk dance group `Balkan` at the community centre ‘Tzar Boris III’ - Sofia is established in 1954 but the last 30 years are the most beneficial for us. Since 1970 nevertheless the manage
Ensemble for Folk Songs and Dances Pazardzhik
Groups
Atanas Cholakov, Bulgaria


Bulgarian folklore is a real treasur, a possession of a people whose creative genius for thirteen centuries has made unique, original and rich folklore.Ensemble PAZARDJIK has the pleasure of working i
 GAIDA - Dance Ensemble, Dijon
Groups
Dijon, France


GAIDA was born in 1982, out of a weekly workshop of international folk dancing in Dijon, the capital of Burgundy. Our city is not only famous for being the capital of good wine and mustar
 Goran ALACHKI
Artists
SKOPIE, Macedonia


Goran ALACHKI is one of the greatest artistes - an accordion player, a composer, an arranger, and an expert in Macedonian Ethno music dances and traditional songs including. He is an owner of MU
 Bilja KRSTIC - Singer
Artists
Belgrade, Serbia


One of the best serbian female vocals Biljana Krstic,with her band, performs the most beautifull songs from Kosovo, south Serbia, Vlach district, Romania and Macedonia.The music performed by Bil
 Dobrinka NENOVA - Applied Arts, Gabrovo
Artists
Gabrovo, Bulgaria


Dobrinka Ivanova Nenova was born on 28th September 1957 in the town of Sevlievo, Bulgaria. Since 1992 she has been working as a fur-dresser in the open-air architectural-ethnographic museum 'Eta
 "EGE - FOLKART " Youth Club
Clubs
İzmir, Turkey


EGE-FOLKART YOUTH CLUB Ege-Folkart is a young associations which was founded in 2003. We are currently being active with 65 adult and 90 child dancers.Although we have been founded recently,we are cur
SEVERNYASHKI Ensemble
For Folk Songs and Dances, Pleven


Pleven, Bulgaria


For more than ten years now Bulgarian folk song, which was sent as a friendly message to unknown civilizations, has been flying in space. If your personal and professional interests are connecte
 haris dž
Folklorists
, Bulgaria


Barlow International Folk Dance Club, Manchester
Clubs
, United Kingdom


Barlow International Folk Dance Club is a social international folk dance club, concentrating mainly on Balkan dances, based in Manchester, England. Meeting every Tuesday evening for social inte
TUFAG - Folkdance Associations, Yalova
Organizations
Yalova, Turkey


Tufag was founded in on the 8th August 1984. Its main objective has been to research and perform authentic Turkish Folklore.Tufag has been performing folklore dances from the regions of Adiyaman - Art
 Eva Quartet, Sofia
Artists
, Bulgaria


Eva Quartet was formed in 1996 by Milen Ivanov, who has graduate the State Musical Academy in Sofia and by four girls from the Mystery of Bulgarian Voices state choir.The singers are Gergana Dimitrova

Restaurants
, Bulgaria


 International Folk Festival Schagen
Festivals
Schagen, Netherlands


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 BISER 2000 - association, Blagoevgrad
Organizations
BLAGOEVGRAD, Bulgaria


Association Biser 2000 organizes concerts, folklore attractions, seminars of Bulgarian dances, songs and music, as well as sells souvenirs. It strives:- to preserve the folklore music, song and
Palavnitsi Folk Ensemble
Groups
, Bulgaria


Gega New
Bulgarian Music Company

Restaurants
, Bulgaria


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YORE Folk Dance Ensemble
Groups
, United States of America


Founded in October 2001 at Berkeley by Cengiz Gulek, Zafer Zamboglu and Oya Taskin, Yore has become one of the leading Turkish ethnic dance groups in California. The group consist of members who
 "Folklore sparks"
Children's Folk Dance Ensemble

Groups
Valentin Vasilev, Bulgaria


ISKAR - Ensemble for Folk Songs and Dances, Sofia
Groups
Sofia, Bulgaria


The 'ISKAR' Ensemble for folk songs and dances is a new group. It was founded on the 30th of September 1985 as a part of the Center of Culture 'ISKAR'. It has a rich and varied progr
JAR - Folk Dance Group, Sofia
Groups
Sofia, Bulgaria


It was established in 1937 as a group for folk dancing. Since 1976 it has existed as a Youth Dance Group JAR, with choreographer Krassimir Hristov. The Group has taken part in var
DOBRUDZA - Dance Ensemble, Silistra
Groups
Silistra, Bulgaria


Dance ensemble DOBRUDZA from the town of Silistra offers an extremely attractive folk show of 90 minutes at high artistic level. In the repertoire (programme) are included thematic, subj
Todor BEKIRSKI - Choreography
Artists
Sofia, Bulgaria


Todor Bekirski was born on 13.April 1947 in Plovdiv. Almost in his childhood he was fond of Bulgarian folkdances and songs. His family bearer of Bulgarian folklore, determined his future
Nikolai TOPCHIJSKI - Nestinari Dance
Artists
Sofia, Bulgaria


THE NESTINARI DANCE The Nestinari dance is one of the most authentical rituals, that have started its origin in the area of our country before Christ. Preparations for the fest of Nestina
ZAGORE - Professional Folk Song & Dance Company, Stara Zagora
Groups
Stara Zagora, Bulgaria


The Folklore Ensemble ZAGORE has been established in 1955 in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria. Since then its work has gained in popularity and success. There are fifty-four
GOTSE DELTCHEV - Bulgarian Folk Ensemble, Sofia
Groups
Sofia, Bulgaria


The ensemble for folk songs and dances `GOTSE DELTCHEV` in Sofia is established in 1945 under the patronage of the IMRO in Bulgaria. Since then its has given more than 4000 performan
CHINARY - Folklore Formation, Sofia
Groups
Shoumen, Bulgaria


Folklore Formation CHINARY is a private enterprise formation set up in 1993 and made up of professional performers of Bulgarian folklore dances and songs. Each and every member of the Form
GRAOVSKA MLADOST - Folk Song and Dance Company, Pernik
Groups
Pernik, Bulgaria


The ensemble was set up in 1959 and since then has merited a well-deserved place in the Bulgarian cultural space. It has entered many National Competitions and has performed at various fes
Emmanuel FRIN - Musician
Artists
Rennes, France


Emmanuel FRIN – clarinet, gaida, saxophone Emmanuel FRIN was born in 1973 in Rennes, France. His musical career has undergone different stages throughout the years: beginning with
 Society of Folk Art
Organizations
Stara Zagora, Bulgaria


The Society of Folk Art is a non-governmental organization with headquarters in Stara Zagora and addresses in Stara Zagora and Sofia. It represents the Bulgarian section of IOFA (The Inter
LOVCHALIYCHE - Folk dance group, Lovech
Groups
Lovech, Bulgaria


For more than 30 years the children in our town have kept and popularized the Bulgarian folklore dance. A successor of this tradition is also the Children’s folk dance group Lovchaliy
Maya GOROVA - Fine Arts
Artists
Sofia, Bulgaria


Maya Gorova was born in the year 1946 in the beautiful Plovdiv – a town with strong traditions in the arts sphere. In 1972 she graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia, specialt
STEFCE STOJKOVSKI - Ensemble of Traditionals Instruments and Songs
Groups
Skopje, Macedonia


I am a Macedonian folk musician born in 1972 in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. As an instrumentalist I have so far been distinguished in playing and instructing almost all of the Balkan tr
STRANJA - Folk Ensemble, Bourgas
Groups
Bourgas, Bulgaria


More more than 35 years, the Stranja Folk Ensemble has been preserving and exhibiting the folk songs and dances of southeastern Bulgaria. Stranja includes a women's choir, an orchestra an
BULGARCHE - Child-Juvenile Folk Ensemble, Veliko Tarnovo
Groups
Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria


The Child-Juvenile Folk Ensemble BULGARCHE was founded in the Autumn of 1968. Its founder and Chief-Art Director is Mr. Michail Minchev Djlgerov. Ensemble BULGARCHE includes in its
Stoyan VARNALIEV - Singer
Artists
Sofia, Bulgaria


In the late autumn of 1968, in the house of Ivanka and Kiro Varnaliev in the village of General Inzovo, Yambol Region a second baby boy, Stoyan, was born. The child was weak but had a w
SIDER VOIVODA - Folklore Ensemble, Gorna Oriachovitza
Groups
Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria


Folklore Ensemble "Sider Voivoda" was established in 1953 in the town of Gorna Oriachovitza with the main purpose to preserve and enrich the traditional art of folklore - music, dances and
BALADA - Romanian Folk Dance Ensemble, Edmonton
Groups
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


The Balada Romanian Folk Dance Ensemble is an enthusiastic group of young Canadians who devote their spare time to the practice and performance of Romanian folk dance. Balada was formed in
 Petar YANAKIEV - Applied Arts, Blagoevgrad
Artists
Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria


Petar Yanakiev is a graduate of the Institute of Choreography in Sofia and has been working as a choreographer for more than 20 years. He shows his love for old traditions and art in the c
NAOUSSA PAROS - Dance Group
Groups
Naoussa, Paros, Greece


The Dance Group of Naoussa Paros was founded in 1988. Its initial purpose was the presentation of traditional dances, which were danced at weddings, festivities and gatherings, and the a
Garalta - instrumental music and singing group
Groups
Bourges, France


Garalta, the French band with a Turkish name was created in 1993 by four jazz musicians who became fascinated by eastern and south eastern European music through the music of Bela Bartok
Manol TODOROV Univ. prof. - Ethnomusicologue
Folklorists
Sofia, Bulgaria


Prof Manol Todorov is a well-known ethnomusicologist in Bulgaria and abroad, a notable scientist, pedagogue, and theoretician in the area of Balkan and some Arabic people’s musical folkl
 Karadjov's Family - Nadka and Svetla, Sofia
Artists
Sofia, Bulgaria


Nadka Ivanova Karadjova folk singer - soprano Born in the town of Pazardjik, in a family with several generations of singers. An original talent and unique performer she is one of the
Yordan YANAKIEV - Choreography
Artists
Sofia, Bulgaria


A choreographer, scientific degree: Associate Professor in Bulgarian Folklore Choreography. Yordan Yanakiev was born on 20th July 1942 in the town of Sofia. In 1960 he graduated from th
Magdalina KARJANOVA - Applied Arts, Panagyurishte
Artists
Panagyurishte, Bulgaria


Magdalina Karjanova was born in the town of Plovdiv in 1939. She graduates from the Carpet School in the town of Panagyurishte, where afterwards she works as a teacher. For twenty years
KOLO - Dancing Ensemble, Oslo
Groups
Oslo, Norway


Kolo was started in 1984, and the ensemble consists of eight male and eight female dancers. Kolo's dances are mainly dances from the regions Serbia, Bosnia and Macedonia. The reper
LUDI MLADI - Group for authentic folklore, Sofia
Groups
Botevgrad, Bulgaria


The group was formed in 1997 by students from Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski". They come from different parts of the country. None of them is a professional musician. Their majors at
Sasho KAMBOUROV - Fine Arts
Artists
Pleven, Bulgaria


The artist's work is directed to the fantastic mythfolklore world of the Bulgarians. The eternal male and female beginning and the fight between evil and human spirit are treated in the my
BALKAN - Dance Ensemble, Dryanovo
Groups
Dryanovo, Bulgaria


The first performances of the folk and dance ensemble Balkan which gathers over 200 young people, they have devoted themselves to the art of folk music and dancing in their native town –
NIKOLA TESLA - Artistic Association, Belgrade
Groups
Belgrad, Serbia


Artistic Association "Nikola Tesla" from Belgrade was founded in 1926 at the City Traffic Company of Belgrade. The management of the company and the dancers wrote a letter to the famous sc
 CUNUNA TRANSILVANA Atistic Ensemble, Cluj-Napoca
Groups
, Romania


Artistic Ensemble CUNUNA TRANSILVANA at Cultural Center Cluj-Napoca, Transylvania, Romania, was found in April 2004, since there was necessity, as well as wish to exist one illustrative
Academic Folk Ensemble, Sofia
Groups
Sofia, Bulgaria


Anniversary Concert for 60th years of artwork and 80th birthday of the great Bulgarian choreograph Ivan Todorov 24.02.2006 - Friday, NDK, Hall 2, 6:30 PM Sofia
 Valentin YOTKOV - Silversmith
Artists
Brooklyn, United States of America


Valentin Yotkov is renowned master silversmith from Bulgaria who was trained in the ancient metalwork techniques of chasing and repousse. His work has been exhibited in Japan, Greece, Germ
KITKA - Norwegian Dance Group, Oslo
Groups
Oslo, Norway


Kitka is a Norwegian dance group which performs folk dances both from Norway and from other countries. The group was founded in 1987. The dancers are amateurs, aged 25 to 50. Kitka has pre
New Bulgarians - Formation, Sofia
Artists
Sofia, Bulgaria


The formation ‘New Bulgarians’ was created in 1999. In its musical and performer’s repertoire is implemented the spirit of the traditional Bulgarian folk music, presented by its ow
SONJA MARINKOVIC - Academic Ensemble of Folk Dances and Songs, Novi Sad
Groups
Novi Sad, Serbia


The Academic Ensemble of Folk Dances and Songs Sonja Marinkovic was established at the University of Novi Sad in 1962. The Ensemble creates its programme basing it on authentic cyncretical
SLAVEY - Female Folk Quartet, Sofia
Artists
Sofia, Bulgaria


The female folk quartet “Slavey” (Nadka Karadjova, Svetla Ivanova, Liliana Galevska and Stoyanka Lalova) is a bunch of sing talents - outstanding performers of the beautiful Bulgaria
Ivanka IVANOVA - Singer
Artists
Cologne, Germany


Ivanka Ivanova was born on 18 January 1954 in Pazardzhik, Bulgaria, where she also spent her childhood and youth. She gave up her "career" as a highly trained and certified physician's ass
 SAOBRACAJAC - Cultural-Artistic Association, Sarajevo
Groups
Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina


Researching folklore tradition, folk songs, dances and inheritance people of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
 Ethnic Dance Theatre, Minneapolis
Groups
Minneapolis, United States of America


Ethnic Dance Theatre (EDT) is the only professional international dance company in the Upper Midwest, and one of only a handful in the United States, dedicated to the artistic performanc
 ARCANUL - Students Folk Dance Ensemble, Suceava
Groups
Suceava, Romania


Ensemble ARCANUL (fr.- 'le lasso'), 'Stefan cel Mare', University of Suceava's, was formed in 1972 and since that time has developed a comprehensive repertoire of Romanian folk dance. I
KARPOSH - Folk Ensemble, Kriva Palanka
Groups
Kriva Palanka, Macedonia


'Karposh' Folk Ensemble was established in 1972 and mainly cherishes songs and dances of Macedonia. It includes more than 300 active members in its folkdance, choir, orchestra and other
Folk Show 'Ivan Ivanov', Varna
Groups
Varna, Bulgaria


We present You Folk Show 'Ivan Ivanov' from Varna, with producer, choreographer and master Ivan Ivanov- winner of medals, awards and other distinctions, honourable citizen of the City of
Galina Durmushliyska, Singer
Artists
Amsterdam, Netherlands


Galina Durmushliyska - Voice of Dobrudja Galina has a carriere of over 22 years as a professional folklore singer, however here voice and style is as pure as life in the villages in the
 Konoushenska Groupa - Folk Orchestra, Bulgaria
Groups
New York, United States of America


Founded in 1963 "Konoushenskata groupa" was named after the village of Konoush, a village situated in the plain of Thrace (in the south of Bulgaria) where the group leader and clarinettist
 Ivan Dimitrov Dance Ensemble,
Groups
Bethesda, United States of America


The Ivan Dimitrov Dance Ensemble has been together since August of 1997, following Ivan's arrival in the U.S. We have performed at various Washington area locations, including the Millenni
 CRIHALMA - Folk Dance Group, Copenhagen
Groups
Jyderup, Denmark


Crihalma was founded in 1972 in Denmark by the Romanian choreographer Nicolai Apetri as a group with focus on international folkdance. Our performing group has specialized in dances from
SREDETS - Folk Dance Ensemble, Sofia
Groups
Sofia, Bulgaria


Folk Dance Ensemble Sredets was established in 1937. It is one of the oldest Bulgarian ensembles and one of the most popular in the country. Each ethnographic region is represented in the
 DAGA - Children's Folk Dance Ensemble, Lyaskovets
Groups
Lyaskovets, Bulgaria


Children's Folk Dance Ensemble 'Daga'(Rainbow) was founded in the spring of 1975. There are more than 80 children playing in it, embraced in 3 age groups: 1st group - from 6 to 12 ye
NASHENCI - Folk Dance Group, Stara Zagora
Groups
Stara Zagora, Bulgaria


NASHENCI Folk Dance Group was established by Atanas Atanasov in 1979 in the town of Stara Zagora. The town is situated in the middle of Bulgaria, in the folk district called Thrace. Variet
GRAOVO - Folk Dance Ensemble, Pernik
Groups
Pernik, Bulgaria


The GRAOVO Folklore Ensemble was established in 1953 from a group of workers in the metallurgical industry with much love and ambitions for Bulgarian folklore. They have given it the nam
Todor KARAPCHANSKI - Choreography
Artists
Sofia, Bulgaria


Todor Karapchanski was born on 3 September 1941 in the town of Yambol, Bulgaria. His father Dragan Karapchanski was one of the establishers of the "Philip Koutev" National Folklore Ensembl
SFAKIOTES - Folk Dance Group, Sfakiotes
Groups
Sfakiotes, Greece


The dance club was established in 1991 at the same time as the Municipal Cultural Centre. Its aim is the preservation and promotion of interest in the folk dances of both Lefkas, which are
JELEZNICHAR - Folk Dance Group, Sarajevo
Groups
Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina


Artistic Society JELEZNICHAR (Railwaymar), Sarajevo was established... Before that on Artistic Group of amateurs, which alredy participated in very successful performance on 9 th Septem
 Athens Folk Workshop Team
Folklorists
, Greece


Athens Folk Workshop Team has been established in 1998 and consists of a historian-folklorist, a choreographer and dancing teacher, an enthymatologist (costume designer) and a musicologist
Folkloriades International, Dijon
Festivals
Dijon, France


Each year, since 1946, just to forget that the holidays are over and to prolong our dreams of escape, the City of Dijon (Burgundy - France), welcomes over 22 countries from all around the
 KIRIL HARALAMPIEV - Folk Dance Group, Sofia
Groups
Sofia, Bulgaria


We have the pleasure to introduce to you the Bulgarian folk dance group “Kiril Haralampiev”. It was founded in 1950 under the name “Vladimir Mayakovsky” and has been famous in th
 ORO Ensemble for Folk Songs and Dances, Kriva Palanka
Groups
Kriva Palanka, Macedonia


Youth Cultural Center (YCC) from Kriva Palanka, Macedonia is a NGO which main aims and activities are connected and concerning mainly young peoply, fill up their free time and direct them
ORPHEUS - Hellenic Folklore Society, Glenview
Organizations
Glenview, Illinois, United States of America


The Orpheus Hellenic Folklore Society is a Chicago-based Greek folk dance and traditional arts organization whose mission is to present and perpetuate the rich history and traditions of
Summer Arts and Crafts Festival - Tryavna
Festivals
Tryavna, Bulgaria


Association “KALINA” Tryavna, with the kind co-operation of the Swiss Government, organizes Summer Arts and Crafts Festival. From 07 to 16 of August 2002, in the heart of the Balka
 Milen SLAVOV - Musician
Artists
Tigard, United States of America


Milen Slavov is an award-winning composer and accordionist from Bulgaria. Slavov's solo concerts present his own inovative compositions and improvisations based on traditional and con
 Zhivka PAPANCHEVA - Singer
Artists
Tigard, United States of America


Zhivka Papancheva is a professional singer and teacher. She comes from a family of well-known singers from the Strandzha Region of Southeastern Bulgaria. By the age of four, she knew s
 ZDRAVETS - Folk Dance Ensemble, Sofia
Groups
Sofia, Bulgaria


Folk Dance Ensemble 'Zdravets from Sofia was established in 1985. Alexandriya and George Stoyanovs are the choreographers working with the ensemble. The group is of about 800 performe
HARMAN - International Culture Folklore Organization
Organizations
Istanbul, Turkey


Harman Organization and association has continued to perform its activities together with the organization company since 1987. Our purpose is to bring together our country’s culture and
 SEDIANKA - Folklore Group, Liege
Groups
Liege, Belgium


Something about the leaders of the group: Alain and Ann Sansen, have been studying the Balkan folklore for many years. They specialized in Bulgarian dances and traditions. Every year,
 BALKANOLOGY - Instrumental Trio
Groups
Tasmania, Australia


Balkanology is currently an instrumental trio, based in Australia, which performs dance music from the Balkans and Mediterranean regions, and original music written in those general style
 ORPHEUS - Folk Orchestra
Groups
, Bulgaria


The ORPHEUS Folk Orchestra was founded in 1980. ORPHEUS is a group of professionally trained young musicians. The leader Georgi Yanev (violin) has graduated from the Plovdiv High School of
 MISTA - Folklore Music Group
Groups
The Hague ('s-Gravenhage), Netherlands


MISTA is a folkloristic music group from The Hague, The Netherlands. The group consists of six cheerful musicians but has currently (less cheerfully) two vacancies. The repertoire consi
SILISTRA - Folk Songs and Dance Ensemble, Silistra
Groups
Silistra, Bulgaria


The Ensemble for Folk Songs and Dances “Silistra” was established in 1966 by a group of enthusiastic lovers of the Dobroudja folklore. For already 40 years, the ensemble preserves an
AURA - Folk Dance Ensemble, Sofia
Groups
Sofia, Bulgaria


Representative dance ensemble ‘Aura’ to the ‘House of Culture AURA’, Sofia was founded in the year of 1949. In the repertoire of the ensemble dances from all of the ethnographic r
LOZENSKA MLADOST - Folk Ensemble, Sofia
Groups
Sofia, Bulgaria


The folk dance ensemble LOZENSKA MLADOST was established in 1965. It is named after an area in Sofia, called Lozenets. In its repertiore are included authentic folk dances, songs
GORANI - Male a cappella group, Melbourne
Groups
Melbourne, Australia


GORANI arose in Melbourne, Australia, from a series of workshops, `Men's Songs from Bulgaria`, led by Bagryana Popov (director of `Petrunka`, the women's Bulgarian choir) in 1992 and 1993
 MEDENA PITKA - Children's Folk Ensemble, Sofia
Groups
Sofia, Bulgaria


'Medena Pitka' (Honey Pie) is a unique Bulgarian school children’s folk ensemble at 144th Secondary School “Narodny Bouditeli” (“People’s Educators”). It was born in 1992 due
Teodor TODOROV - Fine Arts
Artists
Plovdiv, Bulgaria


Teodor Todorov was born on 5 September, 1960 in the town of Svishtov, Bulgaria. He graduated in the Technical school for metal works. Since 1990 he has lived and worked in the town of Plov
SREDNOGORIE - Folk Dance Ensemble, Zlatitsa
Groups
Zlatitsa, Bulgaria


The ensemble for folk songs and dances "Srednogorie" of the cultural house "Hristo Smirnensky" - town of Zlatitsa, was found in 1974. For 28 years the ensemble still keeps the tradition to
DOUNAV - Folklore Ensemble, Vidin
Groups
Vidin, Bulgaria


It is not by chance that the Vidin Ensemble for Folk Songs and Dances was named ‘Dounav’ – the Danube. Melody, song and colour are full of the vitality, the calm force of the large
 RASKA - Folk Dance and Singing Group, Raska
Groups
Raska, Serbia


The Cultural Club RASKA is a volunteer organization which was established five years ago and currently has around 200 members of different ages. The Club includes the following groups: f
RAZVITIE - Folk Ensemble, Sevlievo
Groups
Sevlievo, Bulgaria


The reprezentative folk dance group "RAZVITIE" from the town of Sevlievo, Bulgaria is founded in 1959. Under the direction of its prezident and artistic instructor Mr. Benyo Penev the gro
 CAJAVEC Folk Ensemble, Banja Luka
Groups
Banja Luka, Bosnia-Herzegovina


The Folklore Ensemble Cajavec was founded in 1952 and since then it prepared and performed over 40 choreographies of folk dances from different parts of former Yugoslavia. At more than 6,
NAIDEN KIROV - Folkdance Theatre, Rousse
Groups
Rousse, Bulgaria


The Folk dance Theatre ‘Naiden Kirov’ was founded in 1960 by its Artistic Director Ivan Donev and it is one of the most popular and admired folk ensembles in Bulgaria and Europe that h
 VILA ZORA - Folklore Dance Ensemble, Veles
Groups
Veles, Macedonia


The Vila Zora Folklore Ensemble was established in March 1992 with the name Children folk ensemble Buba Mari (Lady Bird) and it worked actively for several years now. Since 1997 the old
 KUMOVI - Folklore Ensemble, Pittsburgh
Groups
, United States of America


The Ensemble, composed of 35 dancers, singers, and musicians, presents folklore songs, and dances of Croatia. It is under the artistic direction of Mr. Zeljko Jergan, a former principal d
 SHUMEN - Ensemble for Folk Sings and Dances, Shumen
Groups
Shumen, Bulgaria


The Ensemble for Folk Songs and Dances 'SHUMEN' was established in 1979. He is one of the famous Bulgarian folk groups. The performers of the three formations, the women's choir (with
 ROSNA KITKA - Dance Ensemble, Sofia
Groups
Sofia, Bulgaria


Established in 1939, ROSNA KITKA Ensemble has been awarded 1st prizes at the international folklore festivals in Nice, Matta and Confolane - France, Fairfax - USA, Berlin - Germany,
 Jugoslovenski centar
Organizations
Offenbach, Germany


Jugoslovenski Centar "Jugoslavija" Offenbach e.V., osnovan 27. Oktobra 1977, okuplja jugoslovene i gradjane iz bivse Jugoslavije, kao i mnoge jugoslovenske organizacije u prostorijama klub
 TALIJA - International folk dance ensemble, Belgrade
Groups
Belgrade, Serbia


Tours of TALIJA in 2005 - from 6. 05. to 13. 05. 2005. Pefkohori (Greece) - childrens ensemble - from 9. 06. 2005. to 13. 06. 2005. Denmark - from 1. 08. to 18. 08. 2005. Italy - fr
 Daniela Ivanova - Choreography, Sofia
Artists
, Bulgaria


Daniela Ivanova was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, in 1963. She graduated from “St Kliment Ohridski” University of Sofia, majoring in Bulgarian Language and Literature (1994), Philosophy
 SALT-PEPPER, magazine - ISSN 1311-2155
Newspapers and Magazines
Sofia, Bulgaria


The culinary magazine Salt-Pepper (Sol-Piper) is not only for culinary people and gourmets. Everyone can find in it something special for himself. Besides the necessary recipes, quite usef
TRANSILVANIA - National Folk Ensemble, Baia Mare
Groups
Baia Mare, Romania


The existence of the National Folk Ensemble Transilvania in Baia Mare has serious motivations: the love for the beautiful and the unchanged traditions of the people living in this region
Eleonora and Gorana GRGAC - Applied Arts
Artists
Djurdjevats, Croatia


Eleonora Grgac was born as Scorpio in 1947 in Osijek, Croatia. She graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy, Zagreb University. She is dedicated to the ceramic arts, using the RAKU techn
SREDETS - Bulgarian Folk Music Ensemble
Groups
, United States of America


The SREDETS Bulgarian Folk Music Ensemble is composed of World-renowned Bulgarian musicians. Vassil Bebelekov and Petur Iliev have always attracted large audiences in California and else
 Balkana Dance Ensemble, Bothell
Groups
Bothell, Wa, United States of America


The members of Balkana perform in authentic costumes the traditional songs and dances of all regions and cultures of the Balkans. The company ranges in age from 7 to young adults. New
TANEC - State Ensemble of folklore dances and songs , Skopie
Groups
Skopie, Macedonia


TANEC is a name that for five decades has been a symbol of the Macedonian culture and arts. The Ensemble of folklore dances and songs of Macedonia "TANEC" was founded by the point out
POLYDENDRI FOLKLORE AND CULTURAL ASSOCIATION OF ATTICA
Groups
Polydendri Attikis, Greece


Polydendri Folklore & Cultural Association of Attica, Greece is a Greek folklore, music and dance group. It consists of 100 members. The dancers are amateurs, aged 7 to 50. The Cultural As
RUDAR - Folk Dance Group, Rudovtsi
Groups
, Serbia


Cultural Art Association 'Rudar' from Rudovci was established in 1952. Since then there were in the first place many young people participating in it, expressing their creative possibiliti
DUNAV - Balkan Music Group, London
Groups
London, United Kingdom


Dunav is the longest running Balkan folk group in the UK. We are an amateur group-each of us with a deep interest in Balkan music. The group has been in existence since 1964 and two of
 Martenica Folkdance Ensemble, Budapest
Groups
Budapest, Hungary


Martenica Folkdance Ensemble from Budapest, Hugary has been collecting the rich and colourful Bulgarian folklore and performing folk dances since 1982. For the sake of further developme
 Alina Fisher - Romanian and Middle Eastern Dancer
Artists
Edmonton, Canada


Alina Fisher was born in Bucharest, Romania on February 16, 1975. On their way to immigrating to Canada her parents and she have lived in Israel and also Greece. Therefore she has very
ABRASEVIC - Folk Dance Company, Valjevo
Groups
Valjevo, Serbia


We are 'Abrasevic-Valjevo' artistic folk dance company from Serbia, Yugoslavia, performing unique traditional dances from Serbia and former Yugoslavia, as well as from other Balkan regions
 SRMA - Folklore ensemble, Kriva Palanka
Groups
Kriva Palanka, Macedonia


Ensemble SRMA from Kriva Palanka, Macedonia mainly cherishes songs and dances from all regions of Macedonia. It includes more of 150 active members in its folkdance, orchestra and singer
G.K.FOTIADIS - Folk Dance and Theatre Ensemble, Thessaloniki
Groups
Thessaloniki, Greece


Our group was established at 1982 and its name is ‘Eteria Theatrou G.K. Fotiades’ or ‘Theatre society G.K.Fotiadis’ (Georgios K. Fotiadis was a greek from Pontos and he was a the
GHIOCELUL - Folklore Ensemble, Calarasi
Groups
Calarasi, Romania


The folk association ‘Ghiocelul’ (The Snowdrop) was founded in 1986, as one of the well appreciated association at the national cultural levels. It is formed of young people ages betw
 SVETI SAVA - Folk Dance Group, Belgrade
Groups
Belgrade, Serbia


Creating a program based on the folk art - music and dances, costumes and customs St Sava Ensemble gives its contribution to saving not only authentic Serbian folk art, but also this of
 GOTSE DELCHEV - Folklore Ensemble, Bitola
Groups
Bitola, Macedonia


The folk Consort Gotse Delchev (Goce Delcev) from Bitola, republic of Macedonia, exists from far 1983 and it’s established by Union of Maceonian people from Egej part of Macedonia.
HORA - Folk Ensemble, Iasi
Groups
Iasi, Romania


The HORA folk ensemble has been functioning within Iasi Children Palace since its foundation, in 1953. During this period, the ensemble participated in many national and international fe
 PLETENKA - Folklore Association, Bitola
Groups
Bitola, Macedonia


Folklore Association ‘PLETENKA’ - Bitola, Macedonia exists already for 37 years. In the past it was known as AKUD ‘Dame Gruev’, but 2 years ago it was renamed to A.F ‘Pletenka’
Kiril STEFANOV Prof. - composer and conductor
Folklorists
Sofia, Bulgaria


Prof. Kiril Stefanov is one of the most popular and eminent Bulgarian composers and conductors. His creative work based on the Bulgarian folklore with its variety and richness is coming s
 HORO - Folk Orchestra, Ruse
Groups
Ruse, Bulgaria


Horo Orchestra was established 39 years ago at the beginning of 1962. It was founded as a part of the dancing group `Naiden Kirov` - Ruse. Horo Orchestra has created more than 300 folk d
 The Bisserov Sisters, Sofia
Artists
, Bulgaria


Following an age-old oral tradition, The Bisserov Sisters have learnt their repertoire by listening to the traditional songs of previous generations. Their mother, Russa, and her sisters, Mitra, Ve
 Torivaki
Groups
ECHIROLLES, France


We are 6 mucisians, 3 violins, clarinet, bass, bayan accordion, and we enjoy playing traditionnal music from Balkan and eastern Europe. Based in Grenoble, in the middle of French Alpes mountains, w
 Ljuteniza - Vocal Ensemble, Berlin
Groups
Berlin, Germany


Ljuteniza is an a-capella-ensemble (five women), wich performs the authentic bulgarian folk songs in a very fine and expressive way. During their concerts people had always been deeply i
MARTENITSA Choir, Sydney
Groups
Blue Mountains, Australia


Sydney based choir Martenitsa was formed by Mara Kiek in late 1990 with the assistance of the Australia Council's Performing Arts Board. Modelled on the magnificent Bulgarian state choir
MLADOST - Folklore Ensemble, Montana
Groups
Montana, Bulgaria


Ensemble MLADOST was established in 1976. It has been looking for, preventing and popularizing the folk of Northwest Bulgaria, Trakia, Dobrodja, Pirin and Shopluka. There are 170 boys and
 TRAKIA Folklore Ensemble, Plovdiv
Groups
Plovdiv, Bulgaria


Folklore Ensemble TRAKIA was found in the year of 1974. Prof. Kiril Djenev was the one who built up its original looks and appearance. As the years passed, however, the ensemble developed
 SELO - Tamburitza Orchestra, Pittsburgh
Groups
Pittsburgh,PA, United States of America


Formed early in 2002 the Tamburaski Orkestar Selo has six members, all with vast experience in this music field. They have been playing the music since they were children, learning from fa
ORO - Folk Dance Ensemble, Nish
Groups
Nis, Serbia


‘Oro’ Folk Dance Ensemble was founded on 4 April 1959, one year prior to the foundation of the first faculties in Nish, Serbia. After that, it entered the Academic Cultural Artisti
 GROS - Folk Orchestra, Nish
Groups
Nis, Serbia


BIOGRAFIJA ANSAMBLA GROS Formiran septembra 1988 godine u Nisu. U sastavu sedam clanova: Milutin Najdanovic - vokal bariton Dragoqub Ciric - vokal tenor, gitara Miroslav Jovic - vok
World Folkdance Festival, Palma de Mallorca
Festivals
Palma de Mallorca, Spain


The city of Palma de Mallorca is the place where the World Folkdance Festival has been held since 1987. The central attraction of the Festival is the International Competition open to all th
 PASTRENEC Folk Choir, Montana
Groups
Montana, Bulgaria


Established: 1955 as a formation at the culture home `Rasum`. The choir had been one of formations at the Municipality Youth home since 1999. Participants: 36 amateur singers – males
 Misho GUROV - Master of Accordion
Artists
, Bulgaria


Misho Gurov (pronounced GYOOR-off), famous throughout Bulgaria in the 1950s and 1960s as `master of the accordion,` was born Mihail Vasilev Gurov on April 26, 1935 in Zaichar, Yugoslavia t
 Children`s Folk Dance Ensemble `Kalinka Valcheva`, Tervel
Groups
, Bulgaria


Children’s Folk Dance Ensemble `Kalinka Valcheva` is found in March 2000. Its creator and main art director is Nelly Dinkova. Fort its short being the ensemble has won recognition as o
 ARASINDA Turkish Folk Music Group
Groups
Budapest, Hungary


The Arasinda Ensemble was founded by Peter Nyitrai and Hannah Berger in Budapest,1998. Initially they were engaged in a fairly traditional style of Turkish folk music which is represente
 BALKAN HORSES BAND
Groups
, Bulgaria


Tamara Obrovac, Croatia - vocal, wooden flute Theodosii Spassov, Bulgaria - kaval, melodica, vocal Vlatko Stefanovski, Macedonia - el. guitar Sanja Ilic, Serbia - grand piano
 PHILIP KOUTEV - National Folklore Ensemble, Sofia
Groups
Sofia, Bulgaria


The National Folklore Ensemble was established in 1951 by the distinguished Bulgarian composer Philip Koutev. It was named on him in 1983 and has been bearing his name till now. The
 Doina Carpatilor - Folklore Ensemble
Groups
Iasi, Romania


At the beginning, 39 years ago, a student folk music band and the dance group, were trying through the Romanian folk melodies and dances of a unique beauty and authenticity, to transmit
 Vasilic Nenad Balkan Band
Groups
graz, Austria


Nenad Vasilic was born in 1975 in Nis, Yugoslavia where he finished high school with majors in choir arrangement, theory, and classical double bass.Further education at the University Musi
 Rose Festival, Kazanlak
Festivals
Sofia, Bulgaria


This Festival originates from the celebrations held at the beginning of the rose-harvesting period. Old rose growers used to organize pageantries, in which manufacturers paraded, dressed
 TANTSI - Newspaper - ISSN 1312-3343
Newspapers and Magazines
Sofia, Bulgaria


In January, 2004 the first issue of a new Bulgarian national newspaper called `Tantsi` (Dances) was published. And from now on it is going to appear on the market twice a month. The mo
 HOPA - International Folk Dance Performance Group
Groups
Knoxville,TN, United States of America


Hopa! is an international folk dance group based in Knoxville, TN. The group was started several years ago to promote and educate people about international folk dance through performa
 RADOST - Folk Ensemble, Seattle, WA
Groups
, United States of America


Radost Folk Ensemble performs Ethnic Dance, Music and Song of Eastern Europe. Radost means Joy in all the Slavic languages - and this ensemble is aptly named! The Radost Folk Ensemble br
 OPLENAC - Serbian Cultural Association, Mississauga
Organizations
Mississauga,Ontario, Canada


The Serbian Cultural Association "Oplenac" of Toronto and Mississauga was established in 1986. Today, "Oplenac" is a beacon of Serbian culture in Canada, showcasing music, dance and
 ASTERIA - Dancing Group,
Groups
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America


Recreational and performing group for all levels ages 18 and older. Founded in January, 1995, the Asteria performs at Greek and international events in the Knoxville area and the Southeas
 Greek - American Folklore Society, Astoria
Organizations
Astoria, NY, United States of America


The Greek-American Folklore Society was founded in 1983 by Apostolos `Paul` Ginis as a non-profit organization. Within a few years, GAFS became one of the most respected Greek Folklore org
 LEVENDIA-X - Hellenic Dance Group, Toronto
Groups
Toronto, Canada


Recognized as the only adult Hellenic dance group in Toronto, Levendia-X was developed in 1996 with a defined goal: to preserve and cultivate Hellenic folklore through the presentation of
 LYRA - Greek Folk Dance Group, London
Groups
London, United Kingdom


The Lyra Greek Dancers is a London based group of Greek and British enthusiasts committed to keeping authentic, traditional Greek dancing, costumes and music alive. Founded early in 1986
 KOCO RACIN Ensemble of folk dances and songs, Skopje
Groups
Skopje, Macedonia


55 years ago, the free city of Skopje and other cities as well, parallel with the reconstruction and development of the country experienced a notable revival of cultural life. It was a p
 Theodosii Spassov - Musician
Artists
, Bulgaria


Theodosii Spassov was born on 4 March 1961. He began his early training on the kaval at the Kotel Music School and The Academy of Music and Dance in Plovdiv. He has developed his own uniq
 VESSELYACHE - Children Folk Ensemble, Shoumen
Groups
Shoumen, Bulgaria


The Children's Folklore Ensemble `Vesselyache` is based in the town of Shoumen. It was founded in 1965. It has established itself as one of the leading children's folklore ensembles in Bul
 SIVO - International Folklore Dance Festival, Odoorn
Festivals
Odoorn, Netherlands


orn SIVO is a yearly organized Folklore Dance Festival always carried out in the 31st week of the year. The festival is a marvelous big event for the members of the participating groups who
 TUNDJA - Professional Folklore Ensemble, Yambol
Groups
Yambol, Bulgaria


In 1954 a group of folk singers and musicians leading by the violinist Atanas Palenkov founded the Thracian Ensemble for folk songs and dances. Since then it has been functioning as a natu
 DOINA TIMISULUI Folklore Ensemble, Timisoara
Groups
Timisoara, Romania


"Doina Timisului" has been created in 1959 at a Students Cultural Club, Timisoara - Romania, through the reunion of all the popular singing and dancing groups existing there since 1957. Th
 Doina Gorjului - Professional Artistic Ensemble
Groups
Tirgu Jiu, Romania


The Professional Artistic Ensemble "Doina Gorjului" from Tirgu Jiu has its beginnings over 50 years ago, known at first as "Gorj Folk Music Band" and starting from 1969 it is known as the
 International Folklre Festival Confolens
Festivals
Confolens, France


49th International Folklore Festival in Confolens, France with participation of 11 Folk Ensembles from South Africa, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Ireland, France Peru, Poland Romania, Russia, Sl
 BISTRITSA Folk Ensemble, Bistritsa
Groups
Bistritsa, Sofia, Bulgaria


Ensemble Bistritsa – Bulgaria has established since 1939 in Village of Bistritsa. It comprises singers, dancers and musicians. The main goal of the ensemble is to explore, keep and ma
 DARENA - Women`s Balkan Choir, Salt Lake City
Groups
Salt Lake City, United States of America


The Darena Women`s Balkan Choir was formed in 1993 by Kathie Allen, Elizabeth Paniagua, Jean Wilson, and Usha Charyulu Alexander. Their purpose is to bring the folk music of Eastern Eu
 Marian TOMOV - iconographer, Sofia
Artists
Sofia, Bulgaria


Marian Tomov is a Bulgarian artist whose work is deep in restoring, conserving and making religious icons. He is an accomplished icon-painter, who endeavours to be most authentic in his re
 CHAVDAR - Folk Dance Group, Pazardjik
Groups
Pazardjik, Bulgaria


The group was created in 1946. it's first leaders were Stoyan Bogdanov and Alexandar Kadiyski. The Ensamble is the first winner of gold medal and cup of Bulgaria on the First festival of a
 CVETAN DIMOV Folk Ensemmble of Danses and Songs
Groups
Skopje, Macedonia


The folklore ensemble CVETAN DIMOV - Skopje, Macedoina Was Founded in 1972 and to this very day it continuously performs and cherishes folk songs and folk dances of Macedonian origin.
 LADENA - Quartet, Sofia
Groups
, Bulgaria


Ladena Quartet was established in August 1999 in Edinburgh, Scotland. They have recorded the CD `Patuvane` together with the Russian singer and musician Sergey Starostin which was publish
 LADO - National Folk Dance Ensemble, Zagreb
Groups
Zagreb, Croatia


`LADO` is an archaic Slavic word, a synonym for words meaning `good`, `lovable`, and `dear`, frequently used as a refrain in old ceremonial songs of north-western Croatia. LADO, the
 KEREKES Folk Band
Groups
, Hungary


Kerekes Band was formed in 1995 in Hungary, and they became a well-known group in dance-houses. Their aim is to perform folk music from Moldova (a special mixture of Hungarian, Romanian,
 Ankara University Folk Dance Group
Groups
Ankara, Turkey


The Folk Dance Group of the Ankara University is formed by the university students. It comprises 60 dancers and 16 artists playing regional instruments. The members of the group perfor
 ZDRAVETS folk band, Boston
Groups
Boston, United States of America


ZDRAVETS is a Boston-based ensemble which has been performing traditional music from Bulgaria and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia since 1989. This village music is the wild ances
 Marius Ursu, Timisoara
Artists
Timisoara, Romania


Marius Ursu is expert choreographer of the folk ensemble “Doina Timisului” of The Students’ Cultural Club in Timisoara, starting from 1990. Marius is mechanic engineer by profession,
 KITKA - Women`s Vocal Ensemble, Oakland
Groups
Oakland, United States of America


KITKA is a professional women`s vocal ensemble dedicated to producing concerts, recordings, and educational programs that develop new audiences for music rooted in Eastern European women
ZADO - Vocal ensemble, North California
Groups
North California, United States of America


Zado is an a capella women's group from North California who sing the traditional folk songs of other countries, with an emphasis on those of Eastern Europe,especially Bulgaria, Russia, Croati
IZVORCHE - Folklore Ensamble, Sofia
Groups
Sofia, Bulgaria


The youth ensemble IZVORCHE for folk songs and dances was formed in the autumn of 1961. Its founder and chief artistic director is Michail Bukureshtliev. The ensemble consists of three art
BUNEVACHKI CENTER OF CULTURE, Subotica
Organizations
Subotica, Serbia


Bunevachki Center of Culture in Subotica was founded on 31 August 1992 under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture in Serbia. There are 300 members in the Bunevachki Center who are
ABRASEVIC - Cultural - Artistic Assocition, Pancevo
Groups
Pancevo, Serbia


Cultural - Artistic Assocition `ABRASEVIC` was founded in 1937 in Pancevo and has performed over 2500 concerts in the country and about 300 concerts abroad (Germany, Netherlands, Austria,
Muammer Ketencoglu, Istanbul
Artists
, Turkey


Born in Tire, Izmir in 1964, Muammer Ketencoglu received his initial musical training in a school for the blind during his years of primary and secondary education. He came to realize tha
 SUMHOTER Folkdance Group, Izmir
Groups
Izmir, Turkey


The group which was established as a folklore branch of Sumerbank in 1973 was named SUMHOTER started activities as folkdance association in 1974. It carries on investigating, keeping alive
 Slavonic Cultural Center, San Francisco
Organizations
San francisco, United States of America


The Slavonic Mutual and Benevolent Society was founded in San Francisco in 1857 by Slavic immigrants, primarily from the region of present day Croatia. The original membership also include
 SELJO - Ensemble of Traditional Folk Dances and Songs, Sarajevo
Groups
Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina


`Seljo` Ensemble of Traditional Folk Dances and Songs was founded in 1953. For over fifty years, the Ensemble delights and impresses the expert and wide audience by the mastery of their
 Academy of Serbian Folk Dancing Miroslav Bata Marcetic, Toronto
Groups
Toronto, Canada


The Academy has 174 dancers + 85 recreational (mature) dancers (total 259 dancers), 12 musicians in the Academy Folk Band, 16 choreographies, etc. Most of the dancers participate in chora
 Duo Izvor - Bulgarian Folkmusic
Artists
, Netherlands


We are Michiel Bakkes and Bregje Tijman and together we are Duo Izvor, the couple for Bulgarian folk music! We have a great passion for Bulgaria, that's why we regularly go there and we ha
 GERDAN - Folk Dance Group, Ohrid
Groups
Ohrid, Macedonia


`Gerdan` is an amateur folk group which is formed in the distant 1968 in the town of Ohrid, Macedonia. For this more than thirty years of existence the group has gained experience and qual
 BULGARE - National Folklore Ensemble
Groups
Sofia, Bulgaria


In 2002 `Bulgarian Productions` LTD has founded the first private folklore ensemble in Bulgaria – `Bulgare`. There are 40 professional dancers that take part, selected through a preci
 VALERI DIMCHEV TRIO, Blagoevgrad
Artists
Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria


Valeri Dimchev Trio was formed by Valeri Dimchev and Anton Apostolov in 1991. Drago Dimov (percussions) was the third. Later Desislava Dimcheva (vocal) joined. The repertoire of the group
 ANATOLIAN FOLK DANCE GROUP, Izmir
Groups
Ýzmir, Turkey


Anatolian Folk Dance Group was founded by Mr Arif Sonmez in 1992. Since then its activities have been connected with folk dance groups coming from all over Turkey. The dancers introduc
 LYRA Folk Band, Plovdiv
Groups
Plovdiv, Bulgaria


The Folk Band Lyra was founded in 1995 by the gadulka player Ivan Stefanov and the folk singer Radka Stefanova. The other members of the group are young musicians who graduated from the Ac
 EUROGRADE - International Folklore Festival, Primorsko
Festivals
Sofia, Bulgaria


Every year `Eurograde` LTD organizes International Folklore Festival in the town of Primorsko with the co-operation of municipality Primorsko and Bulgarian Folklore Association In the
Esma Redzepova and Ensemble Teodosievski
Artists
Skopje, Macedonia


Esma Redzepova, The Queen of the Roma Music present in world more than 45 years. Esma Redzepova grew up in Skopje. Her talent as a musician, dancer and actress brought her onto stage a
SKOPJE - Ensemble of folk dance and songs, Skopje
Groups
Skopje, Macedonia


Ensemble SKOPJE, amateur folk dance group from the capital of R. Macedonia - Skopje exists six years and successfully presents the rich Macedonian folk tradition on the folk scene in the c
 CHUBRICA - Choir, Amsterdam
Groups
Amsterdam, Netherlands


Čubrica – spicy Bulgarian is an ensemble based in the Netherlands. Our aim is to produce theatre shows based on Bulgarian folklore, both authentic and composed works from all region
 VARNA - Folk dance ensemble, Varna
Groups
Varna, Bulgaria


During its 44 years of existence VARNA folk dance ensemble established itself as a major cultural institution in Bulgaria of proven contribution to the finding, staging and promotion of fo
 Albanian National Ensemble of Folk Songs and Dances, Tirana
Groups
Tirana, Albania


The National Ensemble of Folk Songs and Dances (NEFSD) was established as a professional ensemble in 1957, having all the artistic and technical components of an artistic troupe. The Ensem
 PARADOSI Hellenic Dance Company, Toronto
Groups
Toronto, Canada


upcomming events: February 4th, 2005 - A Night of Tradition With the participation of Paradosi Hellenic Dance Company from Toronto, Canada and G.K Fotiadis Folk Dance and Theatre Ensembl
 DRAGAN DAUTOVSKI QUARTET, Skopje
Artists
Skopje, Macedonia


Dragan Dautovski Quartet was created in July 2000 in Skopje, Macedonia. The band's principal inspiration is Macedonian music folklore idiom. From depth of the folklore, through the various
 World Folklore Festival of Brasil
Festivals
Imigrante - RS, Brazil


Capital of Traditions and Cultures Rio Grande do Sul benefits from the Worlds Folklore Festival which ranks among the most prestigious and important cultural event in the field of folk a
 FOLK DYNASTY - Folk Orchestra
Groups
, Bulgaria


Folk Dynasty was founded in 1994 by Ana-Maria and Neshko Neshev. At that time Ana-Maria was working at folk ensemble “The Mystery of Bulgarian Voices” and Neshko Neshev was performin
 LYUTI CHUSHKI - Folk Band, Washington
Groups
Washington DC area, United States of America


In the Bulgarian language Lyuti Chushki means "Hot Peppers," and that is the kind of spicy traditional Bulgarian music that this band plays. Lyuti Chushki is a combination of professiona
 SuperDevoiche - UCLA Bulgarian Women`s Choir
Groups
, United States of America


SuperDevoiche, (which means `supergirl` in Bulgaro-English), also known as the UCLA Bulgarian Women's Choir, was founded in 1998 by Laurel Isbister, then a graduate student in ethnomusic
 Kremena STANCHEVA - Singer
Artists
Sofia, Bulgaria


A living legend among Bulgarian folk singers, Kremena Stancheva was born in the village of Kovachevtsi in the Shope region, near Sofia. She began singing at an early age, learning from her
 ILINDEN - Macedonian Folk Dance Ensemble MKUD, Sydney
Groups
Sydney, Australia


WINNERS of the McDonald Performing Arts Challenge 2004 and 2002 The complex and diverse dance styles the Macedonians enjoy today have been continually refined and developed over centu
 FONTAIN - folk formation, Sofia
Groups
Sofia, Bulgaria


Folk formation Fountain was established in 1993. From the beginning its aim was to preserve and popularize Bulgarian unique folklore – dancing, musical and vocal. The members of the form
 Surva - International Festival of the Masquerade Games, Pernik
Festivals
Pernik, Serbia


The Festival of the Masquerade Games held in Pernik was the first of its kind in Bulgaria. The decision to organize it was made in 1965 and its first edition came on January 16, 1966.
 KOUKERY - folk group, Rousse
Groups
Rousse, Bulgaria


Established in 1982 as a chamber formation in Rousse (Bulgaria) the KOUKERY group consists of performers, who sing, dance and play the traditional Bulgarian folk instruments kaval, bagpipe
 Kostadinka GRIGOROVA - singer, Dimitrovgrad
Artists
Dimitrovgrad, Bulgaria


Kostadinka Georgieva Grigorova was born on 20 of August 1963 in Plovdiv city – the cultural capital of Bulgaria. On her mother`s side she is a decendant of a Rhodope family that lived
 Philhellenes Greek Dancers, London
Groups
London, United Kingdom


The Philhellenes are a London-based group of dancers dedicated to preserving the traditional dances of Greece and making them available to a wide audience in the United Kingdom and Europe.
 Shopski Ensemble for Folk Dances, Elin Pelin
Groups
Elin Pelin, Bulgaria


The Shopski Ensemble, Elin Pelin for folk dances was found 37 year ago. Through the years of its existence it has performed original songs, dances and music on national and foreign stage i
 EGE - FOLKART, Izmir
Groups
Ýzmir, Turkey


EGE – FOLKART (Ege Folklor Araþtýrma Gençlik Kulübü) is a young folk association. It was founded in 2003 and since then its activities are connected with folk dance
 ATANAS STOIANOV - accordionist
Artists
, Bulgaria


Atanas Stoianov was born on 3rd of March, 1972 in the town of Sofia. He began playing the accordion when he was 7 years old at a children’s music school, at nice Aura Cultural Club.
 KOLO - Serbian Folklore Ensemble, Hamilton
Groups
Hamilton, ON, Canada


The Serbian Folklore Ensemble KOLO was formed in 1969 in Hamilton, Canada, as an integral part of `St. Nicholas` Serbian Orthodox Church on Barton Street and with the objective of instilli
 SZARKALAB - Folk-Dance Group, Kolozsvar
Groups
Kolozsvár, Romania


Szarkaláb Folk-Dance Group was founded in autumn 1995 as the Folk-Dance Group of `Apáczai Csere János Highschool` at Kolozsvár, Transylvania, Romania. The group is formed of 10 boys an
 JEDINSTVO Folklore Ensemble, Split
Groups
Split, Croatia


Cultural Artistic Association Jedinstvo (KUD Jedinstvo) started with mixed chorus singing in 1919 and developed several other sections during its long history. Now it consists of a Folklor
 Veselin MASLESA - Folk dance ensemble, Banja Luka
Groups
Banja Luka, Bosnia-Herzegovina


CKUMD `Veselin Maslesa` Banja Luka was founded in 1948 by, at that time, City Youth Organization, as a volunteer organization. Aim was to engage young people to care traditional folk cultu
International Folklore Festival Bourgas
Festivals
Bourgas, Bulgaria


The 35th International Folklore Festival will be held in Bourgas on 21-25 August 2007 under the title of “LET US TREASURE OUR ANCESTORS’ HERITAGE AND PASS IT TO OUR CHILDREN!” T
 NASHENCI - Folk Formation, Sofia
Groups
Sofia, Bulgaria


NASHENCI Folk Formation has been formed in 2004 in Sofia - Bulgaria. They are 10 dancers (5 man and 5 women), who build up the Group. The formation makes choreographies using folk music fr
 PIRIN Ensemble for Folk Songs and Dances, Blagoevgrad
Groups
Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria


The Pirin Folk Song and Dances State Ensemble was founded in 1954 in Blagoevgrad. This town is located in South-Western Bulgaria – an area famous for its natural beauties featuring 7 m
 LOLA - Cultural Artistic Association, Sarajevo
Groups
Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina


Following the end of the Second World War there were numerous cultural - artistic associations established and developed. Even in 1946 some associations of this kind were established an
 7HATAR Group, Budapest
Groups
Budapest, Hungary


The Hungarian ethno music group 7HATÁR (the name means 7Borders) was formed in 2003 in order to express its unique musical feelings. They play Hungarian, Balkan, Turkish, Indian, South-Am
 KOLO BOSANSKO Ensemble for National Songs and Dances, Sarajevo
Groups
Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina


KOLO BOSANSKO Ensemble is part of the activities of Culture Center Sarajevo. It was established in 1993 with main aim of preservation, investigation and representation of dances and songs
 International Folklore Festival, Zagreb
Festivals
Zagreb, Croatia


Folklore festivals have a long standing tradition in Croatia. From 1930s to 1950s, they had been gathering local participants and presenting traditional Croatian culture. In 1966, the Inte
 International Beykoz Culture and Folklore Festival, Istanbul
Festivals
Ýstanbul, Turkey


Beykoz International Folklore Festival is organized every summer in Istanbul City by the Municipality Presidency of Beykoz, Beykoz Folklore Union Youth and Sport Club. In 2004 was held the 3rd
 KOLO - State Ensemble of Serbia
Groups
Belgrade, Serbia


By a decree of the Government of the PR Serbia on May 5th 1948, Ensemble of Traditional Serbian Dance was founded. For the general manager of the Ensemble, Mrs. Olga Skovran was elected. Ens
 Neshko Neshev - accordion
Artists
Plovdiv, Bulgaria


An accordionist of remarkable gifts who has attracted the attention of connoisseurs of instrumental folk music is Neshko Neshev. His biographical data reveal a creative path that began at
 TOPOLOVO - Bulgarian Folk Music Band, Rennes
Groups
Rennes, France


Following the tradition of the Bulgarian wedding orchestras which are often named after the musicians’ native village, TOPOLOVO, a village which is situated in the South of Bulgaria, has
 Kud Vogosca Curtural Artistic Association
Groups
Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina


Presentation
 ZORNITSA - Vocal Folk Group, Sofia
Groups
Sofia, Bulgaria


Zornitsa Vocal Folk Group was found in 1997 as part of Zornitsa Folklore Ensemble with chief artistic director Emil Genov. In different periods of its existence conductors of the group w
 Temiana Folk Dance Formation, Sofia
Artists
Sofia, Bulgaria


TEMIANA Folk Formation was formed in Sofia in 2003 by a group of professional folklore dancers, graduated from different schools of folklore. Choreographer and soloist of TEMIANA is Bori
 RAKOVINA Children's Folk Dance Ensemble, Pomorie
Groups
Pomorie, Bulgaria


THE CHILDREN’S FOLK DANCES ENSEMBLE RAKOVINA was established in 1958 under the guidance of the Children’s Complex of the town of Pomorie . The children that tak
 BALKAN YOUTH Ensemble, Etropole
Groups
Etropole, Bulgaria


Etropole is a Bulgarian town located in the Northern part of the Balkan Mountains. It dates back to the Bronze Age and has been a crossroad where the cultures of many nations have left the
 Angelite Bulgarian Voices
Groups
, Bulgaria


“Words can’t do justice….something utterly transporting” – Roger Levessque - Edmonton Journal “ A profoundly moving musical experience. Their sound is hauntin
 DUNAV, Jerusalem
Organizations
Jerusalem, Israel


DUNAV, the Balkan folkdance society in Israel, presents folk dances, folk music, song lyrics, folk costumes, and maps from Balkan countries. DUNAV invites you to come download music, so
 ISTANBUL TURQUOISE TOURISM FOLKLORE ASSOCIATION
Groups
ISTANBUL, Turkey


ISTANBUL TURKUAZ - The colours of Anatolia Istanbul Turkuaz Tourism and Folklore Association were founded in 2001 in order to take part in activities in the Turkish Folklore. It wor
 AFDAG, Ankara
Organizations
ANKARA, Turkey


AFDAG, which is non-profit youth organization, was established on May 15, 1990, with the aims listed below : 1. To search, collect and perform folk dances, folk music and folk theatre wit
 Jatila van der Veen - Middle Eastern and Balkan Dance
Artists
Santa Barbara, California, United States of America


specialties: Middle Eastern and Balkan dance soloist: UC Santa Barbara Middle East Ensemble Dance Troupe Jatila has been dancing since she was a child in New York City. She studied b
 Asia-Minor Association Unforgettable Countries - Xanthi
Groups
Sminthi, Greece


Our Cultural Club, whose name is Unforgettable Countries, was established in 1992. It comes from the Club of Aisopos, who was established from Greek refugees of Mikra Asia (Asia Mi
 Helene Eriksen
Artists
Goettingen, Germany


Helene studied Dance Ethnology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and was later a doctoral candidate in Folklore, Slavistics and Turcology at the Georg-August University i
 Felicity Folk Dance Group, Hong Kong
Groups
Hong Kong, China


Felicity Folk Dance Group consists of members who love folk dances. We will have folk dances from different countries. Among them, Israeli dances and Balkan dances especially Bulgarian and
 SEDJANKA - Female Choir
Groups
Aarhus, Denmark


Sedjanka is a 24 members Danish Female choir, singing Bulgarian a cappella folk music. Started by Michael Deltchev in 1994, Sedjanka has won for the 10 years of existence its place among
 Festitradições of People of the World
Festivals
Coimbra, Portugal


" Festitradições of People of the World " International Festival of Folklore, Gastronomy and Traditional Arts, he/she has been affirming for a level that a lot dignifies us, therefore once again we
 Dora Stratou - National Greek Dances Theatre
Groups
, Greece


The living museum of Greek dance, since 1953 A non-profit institution subsidized by the Ministry of Culture and the National Tourism Organization under the auspices of the Municipality
 Aleksandr Iliev Eppler - kaval player
Artists
Seattle, WA, United States of America


The first kaval player to be accepted into the Bulgarian State Conservatory, Aleksandr Iliev Eppler's education and experience is part of the lineage of the Thracian School of kaval playing
 Dutch DIP
Artists
, Netherlands


Dutch DIP was founded in 2005, when Duo Izvor (Netherlands) was asked to play at the Eastbourne International Folk Festival. To have some more power, Duo Izvor asked Linny on clarinet to j
 Vitosha International Folklore Festival - Sofia, Bulgaria
Festivals
Sofia, Bulgaria


“Vitosha” Sofia International Folklore Festival is held each year in July in Sofia – the capital of the Republic of Bulgaria. In 2006, the tenth jubilee edition of the Festival is
 KUD Pance Pesev, Kumanovo
Groups
Kumanovo, Macedonia


Our Folk Dance Ansable is workin in our country since 1926 year. This year we have very big ceremony for our 80 years work. We have many ansambls, orkestar for tradicional instruments, ork
 Balkanarama Band, Redmond
Groups
Redmond, WA, United States of America


Balkanarama is a Seattle band, playing Balkan music. They are among the leading North American interpreters of contemporary Balkan music, from ancient Romany ballads to modern Bulgarian vide
 Kosta Kolev - composer, performer, conductor, arranger
Artists
Sofia, Bulgaria


One of the most famous Bulgarian composers, performers, conductors and arrangers – Kosta Kolev is born on the 2nd of June 1921, in the village of Korten, region of Nova Zagora, Bulgari
 Detstvo Ensemble for Folk Dances, Pazardzhik
Groups
Pazardzhik, Bulgaria


Folk dance group Detstvo at municipal children’s complex-Pazardzhik was created in 1962. The activity of this folk dance group continues the traditions of the Bulgarian dance folklore.
 La Ronde Folklorique, Rouen
Groups
Rouen, France


The association is founded on the 17 January 1961, agreed by Youth and Sport, affiliated to the Education League, which is co-founder of the Folklore Intergroup of Normandy in 1967. Now
 VLASCA - Folk Ensemble
Groups
, Romania


The city of Giurgiu, capital of the county with the same name, is located about 60 Km south of Bucharest, the capital of Romania and represents a gateway between Europe and Middle East.
 Vesselin FESCHIEV - weaver
Artists
, Bulgaria


A third generation weaver, Feschiev has dedicated himself to weaving since 1978, first as a part-time occupation and later, since 1984, as full-time self-employment. His grandfather Vas
 Sevdah - Bosnian-Herzegovian Cultural Artistic Association
Groups
Seattle, United States of America


As our very name states, the purpose of our Association is to cherish and present the cultural traditions of Bosnia and Herzegovina through a variety of artistic expressions, such as: fo
 Balkan Festival
Festivals
Zetten, Netherlands


Date: 29 & 30 June, 1 & 2 July 2006 Place: Cultural Centre "De Wanmolen" Schweitzerpark 2, Zetten (near Arnhem), The Netherlands Dance: Greek (Dick van der Zwan), Bulgarian (Ja
 Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass Band
Groups
New York, United States of America


From kolos to Kusturica, experience the rich sounds of driving Balkan brass! Zlatne Uste (Golden Lips) is an internationally known group of American-born musicians playing tradition
 Hebar - Folk Dance Ensemble
Groups
Plovdiv, Bulgaria


The ensemble started in 1958 in the Cultural of Transport Workers in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Later, for the proper functions of the ensemble, Youth Dance School and Youth-Adolescent Dance
 Ludmil Dimitrov - accordion
Artists
Sofia, Bulgaria


Lyudmil Dimitrov was born on 3 March 1966 in the town of Vidin, Bulgaria. He graduated from ‘Lyubomir Pipkov’ secondary musical school at Pleven and National Academy of Music in Sofia,
 TIRANA Folklore Ensemble, Tirana
Groups
Tirana, Albania


The Folklore Ensemble "Tirana", founded in Tirana, in 1978 is composed from the group of dance, orchestra and the group of singers. The ensemble perform folkloric dances, songs and inst
 Marieta Yordanova NEDKOVA - leather craftswoman
Artists
, Bulgaria


Third generation leather crafts-woman: her father and grand-father were master leather- craftsmen with a major contribution for the establishment and development of the Craftsmen Guild in
 Svetlozar PARMAKOV - master of ceramics
Artists
, Bulgaria


Born in Bulgaria in 1964, at present, Parmakov is a leading master of ceramics for Bulgaria. His craftsmanship and creative achievements have received world-wide recognition. A graduat
 Nikolay NIKOLOV - woodcarver
Artists
, Bulgaria


Graduated the National Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria in 1986. First major “Engraving”, second major “Wood-carving”. His works are presented in numberless general art
 Hora Folk Ensemble
Groups
IASI, Romania


The HORA folk ensemble has been functioning within Iasi Children Palace since its foundation, in 1987. During this period, the ensemble participated in many national and international festiva
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