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Theodosii Spassov with Folk Project Band & Tatiana Sarbinska

  Tuesday , May 5, 2009         8:00 PM        $25 Adult. Children free. $50 p/family

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spassovfolkproject_300GALA CONCERT OPENING of THE BULGARIAN MAY 2009 (Annual MAY CELEBRATION of BULGARIAN ARTS & CULTURE in San Francisco & Bay Area) featuring the Bulgarian Virtuosos, THEODOSII SPASSOV & TATIANA SARBINSKA.

The world renowned KAVAL (Bulgarian flute) player and GRAMMY Award winner THEODOSII  SPASSOV www.theodosiispasov.com , and the world-renowned Balkan vocalist and teacher,  "Voice of PIRIN" TATIANA SARBINSKA www.tatianasarbinska.com, and the Bulgarian virtuosos of the THEODOSII SPASSOV FOLK PROJECT BAND, Peyo Peev  (gadulka), Ivan Georgiev  (bagpipe), Genadiy Rashkov  (drums), and Petar Milanov  (guitar,tambura).

The KAVAL, an eight-hole wooden shepherd’s flute, is one of the oldest instruments in Europe, rich in tone and technical possibilities. Theodosii Spassov has developed his own unique style of playing the instrument by synthesizing traditional folklore with jazz, fusion and classical music. 

This concert is part of US tour of the group and yearlong NATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO MARK 100 YEARS OF BULGARIAN'S INDEPENDENCE www.bgcenter.org/bgtour.html

spassovkaval_200Theodosii Spassov was born in 1961. He began his early training on the kaval at the Filip Kutev National School of Folk Arts in Kotel and the Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. For over 20 years, Theodosii has toured all over Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Australia, Canada and United States. In 1994, he performed with Sofia Women's Radio Choir which was awarded with a Grammy award for ‘Le Mystère Des Voix Bulgares’. In April 1995, Newsweek magazine recognized Theodosii Spassov as one of the most talented Eastern-European musicians in its Best of the East article, noting that "Spassov… is not merely surviving the post-communist cultural wasteland. He has actually invented a new musical genre."

Theodosii Spassov has recorded 10 solo albums and has contributed to 11 albums by fellow artists, which have been noted worldwide. He has composed and performed numerous film scores including the French-Bulgarian feature film ‘Granitza’, (‘The Border’) in 1993. He has also recorded themes for films by Italian composers Carlos Siliotto and Ennio Morricone (‘An Italian Story’ and ‘The Breakout of the Innocent’).
 At home in Bulgaria, Theodosii Spassov is a national figure and musical hero, and was recently honored with the Music Artist of the Year award. He is Artistic Director of the world-renowned Filip Kutev National Folk Song & Dance Ensemble

tatiana_200Ms. Sarbinska is a world-renowned Balkan vocalist and teacher. Tatiana's amazing vocal prowess is matched by her magnetic stage presence and her charismatic delivery. Born in the village of Rila in Bulgaria, she rose quickly through the ranks of the finest Bulgarian state choruses to become one of the preeminent soloists of her generation.

For many years, she was the featured soloist of the internationally acclaimed Pirin Ensemble in Bulgaria. With Pirin, she toured extensively and made numerous recordings and TV films, earning “national treasure” status and renown as “the voice of Bulgaria”. Her extensive repertoire includes music from all of Bulgaria's folklore regions.

"Tatiana Sarbinska is a truly unique artist. She is a professional singer and educator of international acclaim. She is one of the world's leading experts of the performance of Eastern European and in particular, of folk art traditions of Eastern European music.” -  Bruce Rossley, Commissioner of Cultural Affairs at Boston City Hall

Advanced tickets available from www.brownpapertickets.com

More Bulgarian events scheduled in May

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May 3rd  Sun ***  DETSKI PANAIR / CHILDREN’S FAIRE ***
A NEW BEGINNING in BayAreaBulgaria – Sunday afternoon FAMILY FUN! We need all of the support we can get! Just show up! Thanks in advance!
May 5th Tue - THEODOSII SPASSOV & TATIANA SARBINSKA
GALA CONCERT OPENING
of Annual MAY CELEBRATION of BULGARIAN ARTS & CULTURE 2009
May 8th Fri - 3rd Annual THE MAGIC OF THE RHODOPE MOUNTAIN Evening
Live full blown "PARTY PO RODOPSKI (the Rhodope way)"
May 9th Sat THE LIBERATORS OF BULGARIA
The US premiere of the historical documentary movie
May 16th Sat The 9th ANNUAL Saints KIRIL & METHODY FESTIVAL
The MEGA PARTY of the 2009 MAY CELEBRATION of BULGARIAN ARTS & CULTURE
May 20th Wed  SLAVIC CONCERT WITHOUT BORDERS
An Evening of Slavic Classical and Traditional Chamber Music
May 24th Sun SHORTCUT TO BULGARIA
One day escape to home
May 29th-31th, Fri-Sun  SPASOVDEN
Folkloric spiritual retreat
 
CONTRIBUTIONS to BULGARIAN MAY 2009.
 
6th of MAY     GERGYOVDEN with ZABAVA, JERRY DUKE & TANYA KOSTOVA
at Ashkenaz, 7:30 pm  Thickets: $10.00, 1317 San Pablo Ave (at Gilman St.) Berkeley
Hosted by ZABAVA.
 
May 16th Sat  PANEURHITMY. Hosted by BAY AREA PANEURHITMY circle.
Dancing in a circle in a beautiful, natural place early in the morning is a tradition that
has made its way to the Bay Area all the way from Bulgaria, where both mountains
and dance are beloved. The simple steps of the Paneurhythmy (“beautiful, harmonious
rhythm") created by the Bulgarian spiritual teacher Peter Deunov’s /Beinsa Douno
(Music and dance spiritual practice and prayer) are easy to follow.
9:30 a.m. 555 Guadalupe Canyon, Brisbane, CA  94005, on San Bruno Mountain                                                   
Contact: Elizabeth Weiss   E-mail:paneurhythmy@yahoo.com
 
Please feel free to contact Tanya Kostova at antika_bulgaria@yahoo.com or Cell: (510) 666-7701 for more information or to announce  YOUR CONTRIBUTION to the MAY CELEBRATION of BG ARTS & CULTURE - 2009 by adding your Bulgarian (if available) or related event to this List of Events. Let’s make *The Bulgarian may* together all over The Bay Area …and beyond!
Also: No one please, turned away for lack of funds. Join our GREAT TEAM OF VOLUNTEERS (there is a lot to be done!) or call for arrangements.


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