Bulgarian folklore is the main and most powerful characteristic of the unity of our people. Although he tries to influence him in many different ways, authentic folklore magic remains forever.

Modern, quality Bulgarian music, based on Bulgarian folklore, is a wonderful opportunity for contemporary musicians to have a new, pure, pleasant to listen and spread musical ethno culture. The richness of melodies, rhythms, uneven beats, instruments, as well as the diversity of ethnographic areas, prerequisite for a new, versatile and fresh composition of modern Bulgarian music. At the beginning of the 21 century, innovation and the free mind created groups of courageous musicians, who are nowadays enjoying a growing share of the population. Contemporary folklore reproduction, mixed with new musical styles such as funk, jazz, reggae, hip-hop, dupe, electronic music, as well as unconventional rhythms and exotic musical instruments, are becoming more and more popular among young fans of Bulgarian music. Such groups are: "Balkansky", "Kotarashki", "Ishihia", "Merudia", "Oratnitsa" group, often performing projects with the two singers of the Cyprus duo, and "Bulgara" and others. We will present this contemporary thinking in our young actors in the following lines.

Virtuoso Theodosii Spassov joins the duo "Balkansky "who follow the ambition to show their skills in their full glory. The combination of mystical Bulgarian rhythms with electronic music makes one think that he is looking towards the future. The harmony, wonderful digital layout by Ivan Shopov, and the visualization of Ivo Hristov, clearly characterize the new Bulgarian music. After the release of the first Kuker album and then the Rent with the special participation of the wonderful Yanka Rupkina, Ivan Georgiev (kaba gaida) and Milen Kirov (piano), it is proved once again that Bulgaria gives birth to artists with a modern, contemporary consciousness and at the same time appreciating and studying Bulgarian traditional music from our past. Balkansky wants to show the world this intertwining, pure energy of Bulgarian folklore and modern sound, leaving a mark on the next generation of Bulgaria.

     Cats - Pancho Says

Kottarashky is the nickname of Nikola Gruev composer and musician of the new generation, a bold innovator, mixing traditional, Bulgarian, authentic rhythms with jazz, hip-hop, electronic music, ambience, reggae and more. His bold feats and expertise in electronic music make for an interesting experience for the Bulgarian audience, which is not really late. The young architect managed to record his debut album in November 2009, and called it "Opa Hay". The album has been received by the general public with a huge dose of excitement, aroused by the qualities it has in the digital and at the same time folklore spectrum of its musical outlook. The look of the young enthusiast not only stops with the recording of the Opa Hay album, but is further motivated by the desire to show his skills in front of people, believing in the positive energy of the project we are writing about today. The choice he makes today is called "Cats" and "The rain dogs" - a group of young university students and friends of his. Hristo Hadzhiganchev (guitar and synthesizer), Alexander Dobrev (clarinet), Yordan Geshakov (bass), Atanas Popov (drums), and Nikola Gruev, digital design, are the band enjoying for the first time the stage of the "Meeting of Music" festival in Nijmegen, The Netherlands . Only a month later, they are giving a concert in Bulgaria, giving them a heartfelt motivation for a national tour. After working together and working hard, the boys release their joint album, Demons, and keep good comments and positive criticism for themselves. To this day they still manage to preserve the authentic Bulgarian tunes through a modern and innovative style.

     Hesychia - Catholicism

Ishihia - the name of a group of musicians with a clear idea and message to the Bulgarian people. A deep respect for the Orthodoxy and spiritual status of the Bulgarians. Another proof of the power of the Bulgarian heart. The songs "Wind", "Key", "Bones", "Aramia", "Rhodope" soak up the people with the old, cherished sounds of our country. The band was created by 2000 and has three albums. The first, called "Ishihia", and in 2003 - "Orissa", created especially for the ensemble of Neshka Robeva. The third album - Styhiri - was released in 2010 and carries the pride and love of the Bulgarian. The music combines Bulgarian folk motifs and church chants with various instruments such as tambourine, bagpipe, tarambuka, tympani, tupan, daire, kaval, synthesizers and percussion. Going through the years, the band consists of Evgeni Nikolov (vocals), Veselin Mitev (vocals, kaval, bagpipe, duduk) Peter Delchev (tambura, guitar) and Panayot Angelov (percussion). The guest of the group is Vlado Chiflidjanov. The impact in Ishihia's songs is strong, patriotic and reverent in Bulgarian history.

 The band is currently working on the music of the film "Deacon Levski" by director Maxim Genchev, which is expected to premiere in February, 2015.

     Merudia - Irakli

It is the turn of a rather smiling, cheerful and contemporary Bulgarian formation with the appetizing name "Merudia ". When you first hear "One Hundred and Three Heracles" and the clip made for the song, you are instantly overwhelmed by the desire to teleport to your favorite sailor. A song that creates a sense of carelessness, smiles, freedom, sun and water. Style combined with folk elements with reggae, hip-hop, pop and art. Fresh lyrics, extremely enjoyable vocals and a rhythm that brings insight into dance opportunities. Jamaican rhythms are mixed through one of the most traditional Bulgarian kaval instruments.

 The group:

Weight vocals

Chris / Ralphie vocals

Christian blacksmith

Theodore Bass

Peter percussion

Nico drums

     Collar - Black eyes

 "Collar " is a group of four talented musicians whose views are excited by the overflow of forgotten folk songs, dubstep, hip-hop, unconventional beats with distant and little-known sounds to most people from Australia's indigenous population. The instruments used by the brave innovators are kaval, blunt, bagpipe and Australian Aboriginal musical instrument called didgeridoo, which gives a certain touch of exoticism in their performances. The performer of this instrument is Georgi Marinov. Peter Yordanov gives the rhythm of the songs with his favorite drum, and Christian Georgiev has studied to perfection the most Bulgarian musical instrument kaval. The formation is complemented by the great voice of Ivan Gospodinov - Popa (vocal). The five-year-old band has three albums "Oratnitsa" - 2012, "Vitosha Episode" - 2012 and "Black Eyes" - 2012, as well as more than 40 concerts and life performances. Often, the band performs with the Cyprus duo, a mother and daughter who adorns young musicians, with exceptional, authentic, Bulgarian folk voice.

The didgeridoo is a wind instrument made of a long wooden pipe that, when blown by the air, produces a deep, resonant sound, vibrating from the rhythmic accents of timbre and volume. The didgeridoo is believed to be the oldest brass instrument in the world, with the earliest evidence of its existence being rock paintings around 1 500 years old.

We end with the Bulgarian instrumental formation "Bulgara ". Created by Konstantin Genchev Orchestra and Composer in the Bulgarian National Music Orchestra of the Bulgarian National Radio and by Kiril Dobrev (composer and arranger). They are joined by Stoyan Pavlov (percussion), together with Eva Perchemlieva (vocals and percussion), Petio Kostadinov (bagpipe), conductor and tambourist Dimitar Hristov, Chavdar Asenov (bass), Darinka Tsekova (gadulka). Names intermingling the sounds of the beautiful Bulgarian instruments in gentle harmony and national pride.

 It is good for a person to talk about and get acquainted with people fond of other people who love Bulgarian music, imparting positively charged emotions, mastering Bulgarian musical instruments and giving light and unwavering ambition to the generations.


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