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BULGARIAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER MADARA
is pleased to invite you to the

2017 Annual Fundraising Celebration
"THE MAGIC OF BULGARIA"
n Ancient wisdom, Hope, Believe and Inspiration

In honor of the Bulgaria’s National Holiday and in support of the
newly formed Bulgarian Center of New England


A wonderful spectacle followed by a Dance - Dinner party
The biggest annual celebrations for the Bulgarian community
and our friends in New England!

Sunday, MARCH 5, 2017
Doors open at 5.00 pm, concert starts at 5:30 pm;
follow by dance party and buffet dinner at 7:15 pm

Come celebrate with us and our special guests:

VASYA POPOVA (vocal)
"THE VOICE" semi-finalist, Bulgaria, 2013
www.youtube.com/user/vasyapopovaofficial

BULGARIAN FOLK DANCE ENSEMBLE
"LUDO MLADO"
choreographers Petar Petrov and Marietta Mirtcheva
(www.ludomlado.com)

BERKLEE BULGARIAN BAND
BELIANA HRISTOVA (BELLA) (vocals, piano),
VASYA POPOVA (vocals),
ASSEN VAPCAROV (ACE) (guitar)
ALEX STOYANOV (flute)
VESSELIN NEDELTCHEV (percussion)

FOLK ENSEMBLE "ZDRAVETS"
Boston-based American ensemble, performing traditional music from Bulgaria
www.zdravets.com

CHILDREN FOLK DANCE GROUP "7/8"
with choreographer Marieta Mirtcheva, web

YOUTH VOCAL-INSTRUMENTAL GROUP
from the Bulgarian School in Boston,
directed by Snejina Pentcheva and Margarita Ivanova

ROSITSA MIHALEVA and ALEX STOYANOV, hosts

~~~~~~~~
DANCE - DINNER PARTY
(with live music and delicious Bulgarian food) and special guest
SNEGINA PENCHEVA,
(vocals and keyboards)

Directed by Violeta Jeliazkova

Address: ACAS CENTER,
29 Montvale Ave, Woburn, MA, 01801
Public transportation Bus 134, mbta.com>>

Tickets:
=> advance purchase for the concert & party:
 $20 general, $5 for children under 12, $15 for students and adults 65+ with ID,
=> at the door: $25 adults, $5 for children under 12,
$20 students and adults 65+ with ID, pay with cash
only

Advance tickets sell:

=> at the Bulgarian Store Six Star Market, Woburn - cash only
(
www.sixstarmarket.com)

=> at the Bulgarian school in Boston, chas only. Saturdays from 2:45 pm
and from 5:45 pm; at 411 Waverley Oaks Rd #214, Waltham, MA

ONLINE purchase here:

Select the concert ticket price from the menu below

TICKETS FOR THE DINNER
you will be able to purchase this year in advance
from the Bulgarian store and the Bulgarian school
or you can reserve online and get it at the door.
For reservations write to info@centermadara.org

Tickets for the dinner cost $10 includes - portion kebabcheta (Bulgarian sausages), dessert and soft drink. Ticket for the concert and party are purchased separately. The dinner proceeds will go to support the Bulgarian Center of New England and the Bulgarian church 'St. Petka" in Boston.
Dinner $10, cash payments only
.

The event is organized by the Bulgarian-American Cultural Center Madara in partnership with the Bulgarian Church St. Petka, Bulgarian School in Boston and the newly established Bulgarian Center in New England.


For more information:
Tel. 617-800-9720 or info@centermadara.org

r VISIT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE
www.facebook.com/centermadara


BIG THANK YOU TO OUR:


~ GENERAL SPONSOR ~



~ SUPPORTERS ~

PHOTOS and VIDEOS FROM PAST CELEBRATIONS

"Ludo Mlado" performing at the Annual Celebration the "Magic of Bulgaria", March 19, 2016; Video >>

Annual Celebration the "Magic of Bulgaria", May 3, 2015
www.facebook.com/centermadara

Annual Celebration the "Magic of Bulgaria", March 2, 2014
http://www.centermadara.com/photo-albums/March2-2014.htm

Annual Celebration the "Magic of Bulgaria", March 3rd, 2013

http://www.centermadara.com/photo-albums/March3-2013.htm

ABOUT THE ARTISTS
 

VASYA POPOVA (vocal)
(youtube.com/user/vasyapopovaofficial)

Semifinalist of the music show "THE VOICE"- Bugaria, 2013. "One of the most popular singers of the musical show on BTV according to Internet forums." Newspaper 24 hours

Vasya graduated from the National Music Academy "Prof.. Pancho Vladigerov ".
in the class of the famous professor Stefka Onikyan.
She worked at "The Show Channel" on BNT, 2015
"I dreamed about music, dream of new horizons .."
With the support of thousands of fans one of her biggest dreams came true -
in 2016 Vasya became a student at the Berklee College Of Music, Boston, MA

  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.
  BELYANA HRISTOVA (vocal, piano)
also knows as Bella, is a singer-songwriter, producer, piano player and performer currently based in Boston. Originally, she is from Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Bella graduate from Berklee College of Music with a bachelor degree in Contemporary writing and production. While attending the College, she was part of the Pletenitsa Balkan choir as the only member from Bulgaria. She has been a participant in several vocals contests, 3 music recitals of her own and many others in the school. She gained great experience as an entertainer singing and playing the piano and the drums at Howl at the Moon piano bar in Boston. Collaborating with good people and musicians and writing and producing new original music is her biggest passion. Video >
  ACE VAPTSAROV (guitar)
(youtube channel)
Ace is an eight semester student specializing in film and television scoring and jazz guitar in Berklee College of Music. He plays the guitar for 10 years and during 2016 successfully leads and performs a project with an original and unique sound with a student orchestra in Boston on December 2nd, and a professional orchestra in the Rousse State House Opera on December 29th. He has written music for a number of well received student short films, and currently prepares his next upcoming project, which once again brings together the guitar and the orchestra and is based on his original film compositions. Aside from his personal projects Ace is the guitarist of the Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra with an upcoming performance in Boston Symphony Hall playing the music from the movie “Lord of the Rings” led by composer Howard Shore.
  ALEX STOYANOV (flute)
(www.alexstoyanov.com)
Alex Stoyanov gradueted the National Academy of Music "Pancho Vladigerov" in Sofia, Bulgaria. He studied with the world famous jazz flutist Simeon Shterev. In 2004 he recived a "World Tour" scholarship for entering Berklee College of Music. At Berklee he studied flute with the dean of Performance Division Matt Marvuglio, Fernando Brandao, Wendy Rolfe. He also studied with Hal Crook and David Santoro. Over the years he participated in many musical events. In 2006 he received the highly prestigious "Kenney Endowed scholarship" which is given to only one student every year. Alex graduated from Berklee in May 2008 with a degree in Music Performance. In the past years he performed with Video Game Orchestra
  "ZDRAVETS" Folk Ensemble
(www.zdravets.com)
"ZDRAVETS" is a Boston-based ensemble which has been performing traditional music from Bulgaria and Macedonia since 1989.
Bulgarian music is characterized by highly resonant, close harmonies and energetic asymmetric rhythms. The vocal styles are free, full, and thrilling, while the instrumental music makes your feet itch to dance. ZDRAVETS brings you the whole gamut – instrumental music, unaccompanied voices, and the full ensemble combining instruments with voices.
 ZDRAVETS’s unaccompanied songs are primarily from field recordings, many of which were made by group member Martha Forsyth, who has done extensive folklore research in Bulgaria since 1978. 
  CHILDREN FOLK DANCE GROUP "7/8"
www.facebook.com/78BulgarianDances

The children's dance group “7/8” is newly found by Marieta Mircheva. It's mission is to teach our 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 the “Music Pedagogy” major. With her rich repertoire and beautiful voice she performed in many international cultural events in Germany, Holland, France, Poland, Chech Repubilc, Hungary, Russia, Turkey and now in the USA.
  Bulgarian-American Cultural Center Madara is an organization created solely for the purpose of popularizing Bulgarian culture in the USA . Its mission is to establish intersociety dialogue by means of culture, arts, education, economy and to organize intercultural programs and events to bring people from different walks of life together. It serves the sizeable Bulgarian community in the Boston, MA and New York, NY areas.  With the help of many volunteers, the center produced and supported several cultural events, such as concerts and performances by established Bulgarian artists, performers and actors; Annual Bulgarian Cultural Festival; lectures; music classes and more. Founded by Violeta Jeliazkova
www.centermadara.org
  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 >>
     
VIDEOS FROM PAST CELEBRATIONS


See videos from past celebartions here
http://centermadara.com/video.htm





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