The Bulgarian Center of New England, Inc.
is honored to present the
2018 ANNUAL FUNDRAISING CELEBRATION
of Bulgaria’s National Liberation Day
A wonderful spectacle followed by a Dance - Dinner party.
The biggest annual celebrations for the Bulgarian community
and our friends in New England! Saturday, MARCH 3, 2018
Doors open at 5:30 pm, concert starts at 6:00 pm
followed by a dance party and a buffet dinner at 7:45 pm
Come to celebrate with us and our special guests
Incredibly talented singer from Berklee College of Music, video,Istagram
BULGARIAN FOLK DANCE ENSEMBLE "LUDO MLADO"
choreographers Petar Petrov and Marieta Mircheva, web
ELENA MANCHEVA (Bulgarian folklore singer) , PETAR DIMITROV (tambura)and VESSELIN NEDELTCHEV (percussion) web
CHILDREN'S FOLK DANCE GROUP "7/8"
with choreographer Marieta Mircheva, web
ALBENA DIMITROVA (vocal) and SNEJINA PENCHEVA (vocals and keyboard)
VOCAL GROUP, directed by Elena Mancheva from the Bulgarian School “Sv. Sv. Kiril i Metodii ” branch, Cape Cod
VOCAL GROUP, directed by Silviya Mihaleva, from the Bulgarian School “Sv. Sv. Kiril i Metodii ” Boston, MA
ROSITSA MIHALEVA and ALEXANDRA GRASHKINA, hosts
******* DANCE - DINNER PARTY Delicious Bulgarian food and live music by the wonderful SNEJINA PENCHEVA,
(vocals and keyboard), youtube. Bulgarian folklore and popular songs
ADDRESS: ACAS CENTER,
29 Montvale Ave, Woburn, MA, 01801, map
Public transportation: Bus ¹ 134, www.mbta.com
=> advance purchase for the concert and party (do not include dinner):
$20 general, $15 for students and adults 65+ with ID, $5 for children under 7 years
=> at the door for the concert and party (do not include dinner): $25 adults, $20 students and adults 65+ with ID, $5 for children under 7 years (cash only)
=> dinner: $10 The dinner includes - a portion of kebabcheta (Bulgarian sausages),
dessert and a soft drink. Dinner tickets include only dinner.
Tickets for the concert and
the dance party are sold separately!
"Ludo Mlado" performing at the Annual Celebration the "Magic of Bulgaria", March 19, 2016, video
Annual Celebration the "Magic of Bulgaria", May 3, 2015 see here
Annual Celebration the "Magic of Bulgaria", March 2, 2014 see here
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS
"Liya Atanasova is a singer, songwriter and model from Sofia, Bulgaria; currently studying songwriting and performance majoring in Professional Music at Berklee College of Music.
She began taking private piano and vocal lessons at the age of 6. By the time she turned 18, she had performed in numerous venues in her home country Bulgaria.
After graduating high school, Liya moved to Boston to pursue her musical education. She has performed with the Brockton Symphony orchestra at the Annual Holiday Pops concert, the Curtain Up musical at Berklee College of Music, the Fashion on Fire gala for Boston Fashion Week, and also at Dirty Water Media.
She was recently featured on the cover of the German Magazine Surreal Beauty Magazine with an interview and photo spread and was featured in the newest issue of Original Living Magazine."
Interview for Darik Radio
Photo credit Emma Taylor
BULGARIAN FOLK DANCE ENSEMBLE
“LUDO MLADO”, www.ludomlado.com
Ludo Mlado is a Boston-based Bulgarian folk dance ensemble, founded in 2002 . Choreographers of the group are Pepi Petrov, a former professional dancer from the Bulgarian State Ensemble “Rodopa” and Marieta Mircheva, a graduate from the National School of Dance Art in Sofia, Bulgaria. By training dancers and showcasing performances, the ensemble endeavors to preserve and spread awareness of the rich dance traditions of Bulgaria. After 15 years of existence, Ludo Mlado boasts over 20 members and performs a vast repertoire of dance suites complete with authentic Bulgarian costumes. Ludo Mlado performs throughout the year at various community-based events, weddings and wherever Bulgarian music and dance can bring unique sensations to the event.
CHILDREN FOLK DANCE GROUP "7/8"
www.facebook.com/78BulgarianDancesThe children's dance group “7/8” is newly found by Marieta Mircheva. It's mission is to teach children the rich Bulgarian folk-dance traditions, help them develop a sense of rhythm, meet new friends, and have many unforgettable moments! Marieta Mircheva is a Bulgarian native who has been dancing and performing since the age of 8. By the age of 13, she had over one hundred performances and several European dance tours as a member of Folk Dance Ensemble “Zdravets”. In 1998, Marieta graduated from the National School of Dance Art in Sofia, Bulgaria with a major in Bulgarian Folk Dances. In 2001, Marieta founded the first Bulgarian performing dance group in Boston “The Roses”. Since 2004, Marieta has been a co-choreographer and performer for the Bulgarian folk dance ensemble “Ludo Mlado “
SNEJINA PENCHEVA (vocals and keyboards) (www.youtube.com/user/TheSnowJane) loves to sing and has been singing professionally for 30 years, in all different kinds of music genres from pop, rock to Bulgarian and International folk. She graduated music high school. She started to learn singing and classical guitar at the age of six. She graduated the University in Shumen (Bulgaria) with major in Music Pedagogy. With her rich repertoire and beautiful voice she performed in many international cultural events in Germany, Holland, France, Poland, Czech Republic Hungary, Russia, Turkey and now in the USA.
VESSELIN NEDELTCHEV (percussion) video >> Vesselin was born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. He began his musical education at the age of 5. He plays piano, double bass, and percussion. He studied at the "Dobrin Petkov" music school in Plovdiv. He won a full scholarship for his talent at the Idyllwild Arts Academy - the second best school for music and art in Los Angeles, CA . Hå graduated “The Longy School of Music” in Cambridge, MA. From a very young age he has played with some of the best musicians in Bulgaria, USA and Europe. He has played with Theodosii Spasov, Georgy Yanev, Youri Yanakov, Janka Roupkina, Shaban Shaulich, Stoyan Royanov - YaYa, Georgi Donchev, George Garzon and Mashal Howkins, (who has an album with Miles Davis), John Kaizan Neptune, Balkan Beat Box and many other bands and performers. He is the founder of “Trio Balkanski Motivi” and he has performed all across Bulgaria, US and Europe.
The Bulgarian Center of New England (BCNE) is a nonprofit organization, whose mission is to serve as a focal point of the Bulgarian community in New England and attract people from different backgrounds who have interest in the Bulgarian culture, art, history, and traditions. We are currently raising funds for purchasing a building for the Center. Please join our efforts. If you would like to donate, click here >>