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Bulgarika Band with Donka Koleva, Nikolay Kolev (gadulka), Nikolay Kodzhabashev (tambura), Temelko Ivanov (kaval), and Marin Chalamov (tupan)

BULGARIKA

Bulgarian Folk Music Ensemble

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Synapsis Studio
212 G Street Suite 102
Eureka, California 955201
$12 General $10 Senior/Student
Tickets available at the door
For more information, call 707-496-6734.


Vocal and instrumental workshop schedule:


Private lessons $60/hr
Lesson for 2-3 $35 each/hr
Lesson for a group between 4 to 7 $30 each/hr
$130 for workshop of 8 or more.

Monday:
2 - 5 p.m.: Lessons for kaval, tambura, tupan, and gadulka - call Craig to schedule - (707)496-6734.

7:00 p.m. Community jam with Balkan Meetup at The Sanctuary, 1301 J Street in Arcata.
$10/person. Learn a song with instrumental accompaniment. All voices and instruments welcome!

Tuesday:
2 - 5 p.m.: Lessons for kaval, tambura, tupan, and gadulka - call Craig to schedule- (707)496-6734.

Wednesday:

7:30 p.m. Concert and Dance. $12 general, $10 senior/student.

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Bulgarika is Donka Koleva, Nikolay Kolev, Nikolay Kodzhabashev, Temelko Ivanov, Marin Chamulov.

Donka Koleva (vocals) is a native of the village of Tuzha in the Stara Zagora region of Thrace. She graduated from the National School of Folk Arts in Shiroka Luka, Bulgaria, and performed for three years with the Sliven Folk Dance and Music Ensemble. She was director of the Folk Song Chorus of Sopot, has been a featured soloist on Bulgarian Radio-TV, has participated in numerous singing competitions in Bulgaria and Europe and has been featured on numerous recordings. In 1997 her recording of Javore was named "Song of the Year" in the Bulgarian national radio competition. Since immigrating to the U.S. she has taught and performed widely across N. America, both privately and at numerous camps, festivals and other events. In addition to her vocal talents Donka serves as Bulgarika's manager and has organized 12 national tours for the bands Kabile', Cherven Traktor, Bulgarika and the Kolev Family Ensemble.

Nikolay Kolev(gadulka) a native of the Thracian Rose Valley village of Karavelovo, has been playing gadulka since age 10. After graduating from the National School of Folk Arts in Shiroka Luka, Bulgaria, he performed for three years with the Sliven Folk Dance and Music Ensemble. In 1984 he founded the orchestra "Sopot". In 1985 he formed the wedding-music ensemble "Rozova Dolina" and in 1992 the prize-winning ensemble "Balkanski Glasove". In 1994 and 1995 the latter group took first prizes at the Varna Festival. Nikolay has accompanied many well-known singers including Vulkana Stojanova, Roumen Rodopski and Todor Kozhuharov. He has also taught many students at a number of Balkan camps in the U.S. In 1999, Nikolay was the first Bulgarian to be recognized by the Slavic Heritage Council of America for his outstanding contributions to music.

Temelko Ivanov (kaval), has been a member of the renowned Trakia Ensemble since 1996. In 1990 he graduated with honors from the National Music School "Filip Koutev" and in 2000 from the Bulgarian National Conservatory with specialties in Conducting and Music Pedagogy. He subsequently received a Masters in Performance Arts from the Conservatory. He has served as a lecturer and jury panelist at multiple folklore seminars and competitions in Bulgaria.

Nikolay Kodzhabashev (tambura), is a soloist with the Sliven Folk Dance and Music Ensemble and a member of the Perla folk band (tambura, guitar). He graduated in 2005 from XI K. Konstantinov High School in Sliven with a music profile and in 2010 from the Bulgarian National Conservatory. In 2011 he received a Masters in Performance Arts from the Conservatory. He received multiple awards in youth music competitions and won the First Place award of the "National Folk Competition for Tambura Performers Rusko Stefanov" in 2007 and 2009.

Marin Chalamov (tupan) is from the village of Vasil Levski, near Karlovo, and began playing tupan professionally at age 15. He has accompanied popular musicians and singers such as Donka and Nikolay Kolevi, Rumen Rhodopski, Savka Sarieva and the band Rodopski Izvori. He has taught for many years in the Rozova Dolina Ensemble and performs with the reknowned Dubenskata Grupa. In addition to his work on-stage and teaching, Marin is currently one of the most popular tupan makers in Bulgaria.

For additional information, samples of songs, links to videos and the entire tour schedule, click on http://www.balkandance.net/Bulgarika2019/index.html


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