Premiering just last year, this film won the award from the Union of Bulgarian Filmmakers at the 2015 Golden Rose Film Festival, (which showcases the newest Bulgarian features and short films), as well as the special award of the City of Varna. In the US, the film premiered at the Bulgarian Film Festival in New York in the fall of 2015, and will now be shown in Boston.
The feature film “Family Relics” with director and screenwriter Ivan Cherkelov, shows the events experienced by the members of a family over a few days, and speaks to a disenchantment with the present as well as hope for a meaningful future. The film consists of three, at first glance independent, stories and follows three situations developing in parallel. The film features very strong performances from several generations of Bulgarian actors: Jana Karaivanova, Andrey Andreev, Alexander Benev, Ventsislav Zankov, Blaje Dimitrov. The film is in Bulgarian with English sub-titles.
“Family Relics” is one of the most courageous attempts from contemporary Bulgarian film to confront the questions of Meaning and of Path, and one of the most-serious Bulgarian films in general”. Ingeborg Bratoeva-Darakchieva
Our guest will be the lead actor in the movie Andrey Andreev
When: October 29th, 2016 – movie screening 3.30 – 5.30 pm; reception and conversation with Andrey Andreev 5.30 – 6.30 pm.
Where: Waltham Public Library: 735 Main Street, Waltham, MA 02451
The event is free and open to the public. The movie is not recommended for people under 17 (equivalent to R rating)
Saturday, MARCH 19, 2016
Doors open at 5.30 pm, concert starts at 6:00 pm
follow by dance party and buffet dinner at 7:30 pm
Address: ACAS CENTER,
29 Montvale Ave, Woburn, MA, 01801
Public transportation Bus № 134, mbta.com
BULGARIAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER MADARA
is pleased to invite you to the
Annual Fundraising Celebration
“THE MAGIC OF BULGARIA”
in honor of the Bulgaria’s National Holiday and in support of the
newly formed Bulgarian Center of New England
This year we have prepared for you a wonderful spectacle!
For the first time on one stage we will have two of the most beautiful voices of Bulgaria – Tatiana Sarbinska and Dessy Dobreva and together with the fantastic dancers of “Ludo Mlado” and the charming women choir “Divi Zheni” will immerse us in the magic of Bulgaria!
Come and experience this joy and beauty with us and invite your friends to join us!
After the show we will continue with Dance-dinner Party with Bulgarian, Balkan and mix music presented by DESSY DOBREVA, DJ RADI GEORGIEV, BELYANA HRISTOVA, DIVI ZHENI and
will have prepared for you a delicious Bulgarian dinner!
Welcome to celebrate with us and our special guests:
the beautiful, angelic voice
DESSY DOBREVA www.dessy.us
winner of many US and international awards as Grand-Prize “Kemervision”, Turkey ;
soloist of the Neshka Robeva’s musicals; former vocalist of “Ku-Ku Band”; guest from Bulgaria
The beautiful voice of Pirin mountain TATIANA SARBINSKA
former soloist of the Ensemble “Pirin”, winner of many US and international awards as
Wammy (Washington Area Music Award) for best world vocalist;
guest from Washington,
Bulgarian Folklore Dance Group LUDO MLADO
choreographers Petar Petrov and Marietta Mirtcheva, Boston, MA
Join us for the premier international event of the year.
This event attracts New England companies involved in international business. The evening features a global trade and economic outlook forum and a resource center with many international trade associations and government agencies presenting informative exhibits. This is the first time that Bulgaria would be attending this well established and highly regarded international business forum.
The Bulgarian Center of New England is happy to share this exciting event with the Bulgarian business community and friends. Recently, BCNE became a member of the Global Business Alliance of New England (GBANE) which would allow our businesses to register for this multinational forum at a great price $45 (instead of $60).
Bulgaria will be represented by Mr. Milen Lyutskanov, Consul General of the Republic of Bulgaria to New York and Ivo Konstantinov, First Secretary, Councillor for Economic Affairs and Trade Attaché.
We are encouraging all Bulgarian businesses and our partners in the Greater Boston area to join us for this unique opportunity to meet corporate executives and other professionals interested in world trade—while learning about the vast resources available to help your company’s international business!
This event will set the stage for advertising the Bulgarian market to other countries as well as many Boston located companies. Last but not least, BCNE is planning to build upon this small step and launch a Bulgarian business networking group for innovation in 2016.
February 17*, 2016
*(snow date February 18th – please check the GBANE website at www.gbane.org on February 16 for date confirmation)
Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
One Federal Street, Boston MA
*Parking is available at garage under building, at own cost. Picture ID is required to enter the building.
A limited number of exhibit tables are available @600*. To book yours, please contact the BABCNE office asap on firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information about the forum could be found at www.babcne.org.
*The Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria has sponsored an exhibit table and BCNE will be there along with the Bulgarian Association of Software Companies. If you would like to bring brochures for your business, we may be able to accommodate 2-3 companies if you find us before the beginning of the forum (pending space availability).
Michael D. Goodman, Ph.D. Executive Director, the Public Policy Center (PPC) will give the local economic update before the presentations from the Consuls General.
UK Susie Kitchens, Consul General
Canada David Alward, Consul General
France Valery Freland, Consul General
Germany Helmut Landes, Deputy Consul General
Israel Yehuda Yaakov, Consul General
Mexico Daniel Hernandez Joseph, Consul General
Switzerland Felix Moesner, Consul General
Brazil Glivania Maria de Oliveira, Consul General
South Korea Song-jun Ohm, Consul General
Japan Tsutomu Himeno, Consul General
Ireland Fionanuala Quinlan, Consul General
The Bulgarian Center of New England, Elena Koleva and Plamen Karadonev and the Fifth Season Quartet
invite you to an evening of jazz and love songs as well as some authentic arrangements with a touch of Eastern European Folklore.
Sunday, February 14, 6:00 pm
Club Social – Bar and Restaurant (Newton Corner)
320 Washington St
Newton, MA 02458
Social Restaurant & Bar is a cozy venue that carries a charming and romantic atmosphere for couples and singles offering a great assortment of drinks and food.
Free parking is available with validation – take immediate left after the restaurant into the Crowne Plaza Hotel parking lot.
Ticket includes complimentary appetizers and a glass of wine or a beer.
Reservations are required. Please RSVP by February 10, 2016 online or by calling (617) 957-5748. Please use event code: BCNE
Friday, December 11th at 7:30 pm
839 Washington St, Newton, MA 02460
Join us for an unforgettable evening of music, Bulgarian dance, and Balkan specialties at Karoun restaurant.
Evening entertainment includes Ludo Mlado’s Holiday performance and after-dinner dance party with DJ Willi Stone.
Ticket Price: $50 (includes dinner, concert and donation)
***Children under 6 free; no meal and seat provided.
———Tickets sold online only——–
Buy Tickets Here: http://ludomlado.bpt.me/
* Greek salad
* Entree (Comes with rice pilaf and steamed vegetables)
# 1 Grilled Salmon
# 2 Mixed Grill Kebab
# 3 Chicken Kebab
# 4 Veggie Dish
* Dessert: Baklava and Tea or Coffee
>>Please select your dinner choice when purchasing your tickets<<
Your ticket will also contribute to Ludo Mlado’s performance at the 2016 Verea Folk Festival in Chicago. This holiday party is extremely important for us to make this annual trip possible and to represent Boston with all of our heart and soul.
We hope you will be able to join us and we look forward to celebrating with you!
Thank you for your continuous support!
Event is supported by the Bulgarian Center of New England.
To find out more information about our events, visit:
SATURDAY, NOV 21, 2015
doors open at 6:00 PM, performance starts 7:00 PM
address: Arts at the Armory,
191 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA
Free parking and public transportation are available, more info here
Bulgarian American Cultural Center MADARA presents
THANKSGIVING CONCERT – PARTY to celebrate
BACC MADARA 15th Anniversary with
the internationally renowned audio-visual art project
/world-renowned kaval virtuoso, trumpet & voice;
UNESCO Artist for Peace, 2015/ IVAN SHOPOV (DJ COOH)
/electronic music, programming and mixing.
He is currently one of the hottest DJs on the electronic music scene in Europe/ IVO CHRISTOV
/video art arrangements and concept,
groundbreaking artist and producer of unusual talent/
“Balkansky is an exceptionally original, even groundbreaking project spearheaded by three equally exceptionally, original, and groundbreaking artists of unusual talent and international renown.”
Donna A. Buchanan, Associate Professor, Chair Musicology Division, University of Illinois
Welcome to a joyous evening of unique live improvisation mix of traditional Bulgarian & Balkan music, contemporary electronic music, jazz and visual art. It will take you to another dimension of your senses. The one and only of this kind in the world!
SPECIAL GUESTS FROM BOSTON: ELENA KOLEVA (vocal – jazz) JASNA DURAN BAND (vocal – jazz, Balkan folkore songs) PETER PETROV (Bulgarian folk dance teacher)
General $30 advance, $35 at the door
Student and adults over 65 – $20 (with valid ID)
Children 12-15 years old – $10
Children under 12 – $5 or free without seat
– at the Bulgarian Store Six Star Market, Woburn, MA; cash only, starts on Friday Nov 13th ends Nov 20th(www.sixstarmarket.com)
Wine and beer bar will be available at the hall!
Also you can buy food from the Armory Café at the building or order through the bar (sandwiches, snacks, cookies…). the prices are so reasonable (beer $3+, glass of wine $6+, sandwiches $7+, beverages $2+)
You can enjoy the music seating or DANCE!
The Arts at the Armory performing hall is a great art space, with enough room for theatre seating and dance floor around the bars or on the balcony.
We will start with Jasna Duran band performance, followed by the Balkansky set, Elena Koleva songs, second Balkansky set and we will continue dancing with HORO – Bulgarian folk dance party and workshop, led by the dance teacher Peter Petrov!
Welcome to share the joy with us and our wonderful guests!
Life is beautiful, let’s celebrate it together :):)
For more information:
BACC Madara supports the initiative to purchase of Bulgarian center in Boston area: bulgariancenter.org
Violeta Jeliazkova and BACC Madara,
БALKANSKY is an audio-visual art project that combines traditional Bulgarian music with electronic sound and vision. It is realized in collaboration between Ivo “Kuker” Christov and Ivan Shopov. Later on the musical legend Theodosii Spassov joined the project and nowadays, all three of them present the project live all around the world. When the project is presented as a live act it includes music performed by Theodosii Spassov, mixed with electronic sounds and beats by Ivan Shopov and interactive visuals from Ivo Christov.
Three years after their debut album “Kuker” and its huge success, БALKANSKY present their new album “ORENDA” (2012), featuring the guest musicians Yanka Rupkina (Vocal), Haig Yazdjian (Oud, Vocal), Ivan Georgiev (Kaba Bagpipe) and Milen Kirov (Piano).
THEODOSII SPASSOV AND BALKANIKA, Concert in Belgrade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=17&v=sWiO4NtHatc
THEODOSII SPASSOV, kaval, voice
NEWSWEEK: “He actually created a new musical genre.”
CHICAGO TRIBUNE: “….like a jam session between Ian Anderson and Thelonius Monk.”
BERLINER MORGENPOST: “What he manages to produce on his wooden flute is sensational.”
HOWARD ROVICS: “His work on the Kaval was nothing short of pure genius.”
CHRIS NICKSON: “….Spassov sounds like the late flutist and saxophonist Rahsaan Roland Kirk Except Spassov plays a simple, rural shepherd’s flute.”
BULGARIAN-AMERICAN CENTER MADARA is happy to invite to its
15TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION!
Welcome to celebrate this beautiful life with us and our wonderful guests, as we did it for 15 years!
There are exciting events coming up this month! See the program below or on our web page www.centermadara.org
P R O G R A M
Sunday Oct 25th DESSY DOBREVA Concet-Party
DESSY DOBREVA and dance group LUDO MLADO
It was fantastic concert-party, great beginning of our celebration!
Friday Nov 6th BULGARIAN ROCK BAND B.T.R. CONCERT
Orlin Mirchev and BAC Madara
present the amazing Bulgarian rock band
performing for the first time in Boston
Doors open at 7:30 pm concert starts at 8 pm
Guilt Nightclub, 275 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116
Nov 7-8, 2015 BULGARIAN FILM AT THE BOSTON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL Boston Jewish Film Festival with collaboration of BAC Madara present the movie
(a co-production of Bulgaria and Israel)
Saturday, November 7, 9:00 pm at Belmont Studio Cinema
Sunday, November 8, 3:00 pm at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
Sunday Nov 8th, from 4:00pm KALEIDOSCOPE RHYTHMS
KALEIDOSCOPE RHYTHMS (in Boston)
with Tania Stavreva (piano)
The Lilypad Gallery ,1353 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA
Saturday Nov 21, 2015 BALKANSKY – THEODOSII SPASSOV, IVAN SHOPOV, IVO “ KUKER” BAC Madara presents the internationally renowned project
BALKANSKY – THEODOSII SPASSOV (kaval, voice),
IVAN SHOPOV (DJ Cooh) and IVO “ KUKER” CHRISTOV (video art)
(www.balkansky.bg) with guest from Boston Elena Koleva (vocal) and Jasna Duran (vocal)
Doors open 6 pm, concert starts 7:00 pm
Arts at the Armory performing hall, 191 Highland Ave #1A, Somerville, MA
Sunday Nov 22nd form 7:30pm JAZZ CONCERT “FALLING GRACE”
WITH ELENA KOLEVA AND PLAMEN KARADONEV Sunday Jazz Concert •Falling Grace•
with Fifth Season Quartet featuring Elena Koleva and Plamen Karadonev
Lilypad Gallery, 1353 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139
The Bulgarian Consul from New York will be in Boston on Saturday, October 31, 2015 from 12:30 to 5:30pm at
Two Newton Place, 255 Washington Street, Newton, MA
Applications for Passport (new and renewals) and other personal identification documents will be accepted from 12.30 до 4:30pm with an appointment made in advance. Please be sure to bring the original and a copy of your old documents.
For children, a copy of the Bulgarian birth certificate is required. Pictures are not needed. Here is the application form:
On behalf of the Bulgarian Center of New England and the Honorary Consul General’s office for Massachusetts, please join us for a town hall meeting with the Bulgarian Foreign Minister, Daniel Mitov, between 6 and 8 pm on Friday, October 2, 2015 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel, Cambridge, MA. The event will be held in the Parkview Room, which is located on the 2nd floor of the East Tower of the hotel. Light refreshments will be available.