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Martenitsa WORKSHOP with YBVNY

Sunday, February 22, 2015,      1:00 PM      at  525 W 50th Street,     1st Floor,     New York, NY

On the first day of March, Bulgarians exchange and wear white and red tassels or small dolls called “Пижо и Пенда” (Pizho and Penda). The red and white woven threads symbolize the wish for good health. They are the heralds of the coming of spring in Bulgaria and life in general. In Bulgarian folklore the name Baba Marta (in Bulgarian баба Марта meaning Grandma March). Come and join us for our workshop and make yourself and your friends a wonderful present.

If come earlier, you can join our classes :

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Bulgarian Language and Choral Singing – for kids and young people

And for all ages :

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM – KABA GAIDA 
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM – TUPAN 
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Bulgarian Folk Dance
1:00 PM – “NA MEGDANA” – dancing to live music with 
101 KABA GAIDI – New York

CNN ireport on YBVNY

Bulgarian Community in New York celebrates Christmas with Concert of Young Bulgarian Voices

New York Bulgarian Community Celebrates Christmas Together with a Concert of Young Bulgarian Voices

Post by Young Bulgarian Voices NY.

Christmas festivities have started  for the vibrant  Bulgarian community in New York with a concert of Young Bulgarian Voices  ( a youth choir and school) at the Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocesan  Cathedral on 50th Street and 10th Ave in Manhattan.
The  angel voices of the children singing a cappella songs have  filled the nave of the cathedral and the hearts of the audience with  joy, hope and light. On the eve of the brightest Christian holiday,  music and children brought Bulgarian expatriate community in New  York together to enjoy a beautiful perfomance.

The director, Daniela Atanasova, lead the choir through a sophisticated repertoire of polyphonic  classical and traditional songs. The performance culminated with the children, priests, and audience singing together the classic  prayer song “Mnogaya leta” wishing for peace, prosperity and happiness  for years to come.

Young Bulgarian Voices New York is a cultural  organization  that has been teaching Bulgarian language to bilingual children and  youths from the tri-state area through choral singing and progressive  methods. This year the initiative celebrates its 10th anniversary. It brings together lovers of Bulgarian culture and music from  different backgrounds and generations to celebrate and keep alive the rich Bulgarian traditions.