Thanksgiving Concert-Party with Balkansky- Theodosii Spassov, DJ Cooh, Ivo Kuker and more, Nov 21, 2015‏

SATURDAY, NOV 21, 2015fb
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

BALKANSKY featuring

THEODOSII SPASSOV
/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)

TICKETS:
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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

Advance tickets purchase:

– ONLINE HERE
(ends November 20th)

– at the Bulgarian Store Six Star Market, Woburn, MA; cash only, starts on Friday Nov 13th ends Nov 20th(www.sixstarmarket.com)
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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:
info@centermadara.org, 617-800-9720

BACC Madara supports the initiative to purchase of Bulgarian center in Boston area: bulgariancenter.org

Violeta Jeliazkova and BACC Madara,
www.centermadara.org

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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).

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VIDEOS:
БALKANSKY – RADA (OFFICIAL

БALKANSKY – ORENDA LIVE @ SOFIA LIVE CLUB 2012

THEODOSII SPASSOV AND BALKANIKA, Concert in Belgrade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=17&v=sWiO4NtHatc

THEODOSII SPASSOV, kaval, voice
www.theodosiispassov.com
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.”