Folklore Programs and Studios – Folk Singing

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"......Are you a tulip, are you a hyacinth …” (words from a famous folk song)

8 days with 6 days folk singing studio
“The Cosmic Music …” - that is how the beautiful Rhodope song was named when it was
sent with the „Voyager” space ship as a message to alien civilizations.
“The Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices” - that is how a French man named the female
ensemble with which he conquered the world.
The Yale University campus echoes with the beautiful voices of young American women
singing Bulgarian folk songs…
Well, why not come to the true source of that divine music? The very “mysterious Bulgarian
voices” will teach you to sing the “cosmic music”. The little town-museums will echo with
your voices.

Highlights:

  • Getting to know one of the most popular folk arts
  • Learning some Bulgarian songs from different folk regions for individual and group
  • performance
  • Participating in some local traditions depending on the season of the visit
  • Instructors are prominent folklore song singers with teaching experience
  • Taking part in a traditional form of a singing competition
  • Necessary materials:
  • If you have your favorite musical instrument do not hesitate to bring it with you
  • Initial skill in folk singing:
  • Not required

Accommodation:
In double rooms at guest houses which are cultural land marks in the villages of
Koprivshtitsa and Melnik

Options:

  • Trips to historical and cultural sites
  • Horse riding, photography, herbs and wild berries picking, drawing/painting
  • Extend the program with 3 days with tailored tours (SPA, monasteries, etc,)
ANY TIME OF THE YEAR

Accommodation

Town of Melnik
group of 6 participants 818 €
group of 10 participants 674 €

Town of Koprivshtitsa
group of 6 participants 782 €
group of 10 participants 652 €

Price includes:

  • Guides
  • Professional instructor / musical teacher
  • Local guides where needed

Transport:
Transfer in Bulgaria (from Sofia airport to the starting point of the tour and back)
Minivan for 5 people, support vehicle with a radio connection

Accommodation:
7 nights in double rooms in two-star family hotels, authentic Renaissance
architectural monument house

Food:
Full board from day 1 dinner to day 8 breakfast (lunch during the ride is a picnic –
vegetables, warm soup, barbeque, fruit); Beverages – mineral water

Equipment:
Materials for continuous self education

Places you visit:
Museum charges

Price doesn't include:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Breakfast and lunch of day 1st and dinner of day 8th
  • Airplane tickets and taxes
  • Additional trips
  • Tips