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