Koledari on Christmas Day

Christmas in Bulgaria, 2014

We weren’t quite sure what to expect from a Christmas in Bulgaria. We’d researched about the traditions observed here and got a lot of different information, but still couldn’t find out what happened locally. Most of our Bulgarian neighbours went to stay with their families in Popovo, so our neighbourhood felt quite deserted on Christmas Eve, with nobody about. In…

Bulgarian music in space

Izlel e Delyo haidutin „Излел е Дельо хайдутин” [audio http://www.balkanfolk.com/pic/samples/180400/Izlel_e_Delio_haidutin.mp3] (mp3 from balkanfolk.com) The spaceship Voyager has a large collection of Earth music recorded on it, for the entertainment of any alien species it might encounter on it’s mission. This is one of them a piece of Bulgarian music from the singer, Valia Balkanska. The lyrics go something like; Izlel e Delyo…