Folklore

Melodious tunes, beautiful voices, fiery dances and brightly colored costumes – this is Bulgarian folklore. It has to be seen, felt and experienced!

Probably the most famous piece of Bulgarian folklore is the song from the Central Rhodopes “Izlel e Delyo haydutin” in its version performed by the Bulgarian folk singer Valya Balkanska. It was launched into space in 1977 as part of the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 Golden Record. The world is discovering it again and again at major folklore and song contests in Italy, France, England and Ireland, from which the Bulgarian music and dance ensembles invariably walk off with the first prizes.

Gradually, the world has started talking ever more frequently about the “Mystery of Bulgarian songs and dances.” If you attend one of the many Bulgarian folk fairs, singing contests and original folklore festivals, where several generations of Bulgarians sing, play and dance, perhaps you will discover the key to this mystery yourself - the key to the heart and soul of Bulgaria.