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12th World Folkdance Festival - Palma de Mallorca

Once again, the City of Palma de Mallorca will open its doors to a multitude of folkdance enthusiasts for the XII edition of the World Folkdance Festival.


We will celebrate our 20 years anniversary at this next edition which will take place during the dates 10 - 14 April 2007 and as in the previous editions since 1985, the World Folkdance Festival will be the centre of a concentration of folkdance groups from the five continents.

12 January 2007 - Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Balkanfolk Team
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Women’s Song Group from Bely Iskar village, Samokov - Bulgaria

Days before Bulgaria join the European Union “Gega New” Music House published a unique disc. Eleven women from Bely Iskar village from the region of Samokov recorded 21 authentic songs the way they remember them from their mothers and grandmothers.
The village is a part of the big folklore region Middle West Bulgaria and the most typical there is the two voice singing. Once, the great researcher of Bulgarian folklore Vassil Stoinov collected 1115 songs from that region (1935).

5 January 2007 - Sofia, Bulgaria
Gega New
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Vassil Valchev’s 70th Anniversary Christmas concert

On December 20, 2006 in hall 2 at the National Palace of Culture in Sofia, hundreds of folklore fans had the chance to see Zdravets ensemble’s performance and celebrate the 70th anniversary of the choreographer Vassil Valchev.



Vassil Valchel was born in the town of Yambol, south-east Bulgaria. In 1959 he graduated at VIF (Physical Education Institute) at the Pedagogic department. He spent 29 years as a soloist at the National Army Ensemble and meanwhile worked as a dance teacher at the Rosna Kitka Ensemble. 7 years he was the director of the ensemble at the Ivan Vazov cultural club in Kostinbrod and 9 years worked with Zdravets’ children.

20 December 2006 - Sofia, Bulgaria
Vera Genova
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Festal Folklore Concert

On December 19 some of the most popular folklore singers and musicians will perform at the prestigious stage. The concert will be a reverence to our precious Bulgarian songs, which kept our national spirit through the times.



The professionals of folklore singing – Slavka Kalcheva, Ivan Dyakov, Poli Paskova, Nikolay Slaveev, Yuri Krumov and Yanko Nedelchev, will perform their most loved songs. As to the colouring, dynamics and the live spirit of the concert, a few more troupes will contribute – ‘101 kaba gaidas’, ‘Smolyani’ dance formation, ‘Slavey’ band, ‘Pirin’ ensemble, ‘Ethno rhythm’ dance formation, ‘ ‘Chinari’ ensemble and ‘Trakia’ ensemble. The singers, players and dancers are rehearsing hard to prepare their performance.

17 December 2006 - Sofia, Bulgaria
Payner Music
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30 year anniversary of Dance Ensemble Mladost

On 25th november 2006 (saturday) at 6:00 pm, at the Drama Theater Dragomir Asenov, Montana, a concert of the folklore ensemble Mladost will take place at the Town hall in honor of their 30 year anniversary.


Among the guests are: the Minister of Culture Mr. Stefan Danailov, The Head of State Mr. Todor Vurbanov,the mayor of Montana Mr. Zlatko Jivkov, community counselors, choreographers from the country and abroad,( Ukrain, Check Republic, Macedonia, Turkey and Serbia).

23 November 2006 - Montana, Bulgaria
Boris Dimitrov
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Balkan folklore dances course led by Jatila van der Veen

Cafe Aman is a folk dance "event" that takes place on the second Saturday of each month, in the location of the folk dance house called "Cafe Danssa" on Pico Boulevard, in Los Angeles.

This time the event took place on Saturday, October 14, 2006, at "Cafe Aman" in Los Angeles, California. The dance courses were led by Jatila Jatila van der Veen.She taught Novoselska Shira and Pazardzhiska Kopanitsa, which she had learned from Todor Karapchanski in summer of 2005 at Balkanfolk workshop in Bulgaria.

14 October 2006 - Los Angeles, CA, USA
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International music festival "Macedonia Folk"

The Municipality of Blagoevgrad, under the patronage of Blagoevgrad’s mayor Lazar Prichkapov, organised the second edition of the international festival ‘Macedonia Folk’ from 21 to 24 September 2006.

The festival is a competition in four categories.

More than 400 groups and individual performers took part in the frames of the festival. They all represented their artistic skills on the three stages: in the area of Bachinovo, the open air theatre in the Varosha quarter and the main square George Izmirliev.

24 September 2006 - Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria
Boris Dimitrov
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Balkanalia – Balkan Music and Dance Camp

Balkanalia’s tenth edition was held this year from 24 to 27 August in Camp Angelos, near Portland, USA.

It was a three-day incredible gathering of campers, musicians, dancers and singers in the idyllic atmosphere of Camp Angelos, a superb way to share your love of Balkan music and dance with other people.

1 September 2006 - Camp Angelos, Portland, USA.
Vera Genova
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Guča - the most popular Balkan brass bands music festival in Serbia

The village of Guca in the Dragacevo district, peaceful and colorful part of western Serbia, has gained world fame owing to its Assembly of Trumpet Players, the largest trumpet event on the planet.

About 500,000 people of varying ages visit every year the Festival in Guca. Among the foreign visitors there have been individuals from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Norway, Slovenia, Sweden, Poland, Macedonia, USA.

6 August 2006 - Guča, Serbia
Balkanfolk site
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CD на Янка Рупкина, Манол Михайлов и оркестър Балкан Транзит - Дания

Българският музикален фолклор има много приятели по света. Те създават групи и разучават български песни и танци. Музикална къща „Гега Ню” вече представи един такъв състав – оркестър „Тополово” от Франция (GD 148). Продължаваме с още една група – БАЛКАН ТРАНЗИТ от Дания. Групата е основана през 1988 г. в гр. Аархус. Петимата музиканти с голяма любов и старание изучават български песни и мелодии, а от 1993 г. работят с Янка Рупкина, Манол Михайлов и кавалджията Стоян Величков.

7 July 2006 - София, България
Gega New
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