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lecture, life performances and short movie projection

On May 23rd from 7:00 pm, at Boston University

the journalist ELEONORA GADJEVA, the "Workshop for Civic Initiatives" Foundation and the Bulgarian American Cultural Center Madara will greet you with stories from the living memory of Bulgarian crafts and traditions.

The flavor of tradition and the authentic colors of love for the past and its
roots are collected in 25 stories, and preserved in an album book.
At the event dedicated to the National Day of the Bulgarian Education, Culture and Slavonic Literature, the "Workshop for Civic Initiatives" Foundation will
present its Storytellers project, showcase its Living Heritage project
through a photo gallery, 30 min movie, and highlight the work of the foundation.

You will be able to enjoy also the live performance by:

- the Bulgarian women singing group "OMAIA", accompaniment by Zornitsa (Boston-based Balkan men's vocal ensemble) directed by the Taniana Sarbinska.

- and the Bulgarian folklore singer ELENA MANCHEVA

The event is part of the Bulgarian Folk Festival in the US (May-June, 2013) in support of the Bulgarian foundation " I can too" (www.icantoo.us) , supporting children with special needs in Bulgaria.


Address: Boston University, Photonics Center, Room 203
8 St. Mary's Street, Boston, MA
(Accessible by MBTA Green line "B" train (exit at BU Central, corner of Commonwealth and St. Mary's) or Green line "C" train (exit at St. Mary's Street))

For more information: 617-800-9720, center.madara@gmail.com , www.centermadara.org


Workshop for Civic Initiatives Foundation (WCIF)
is a non-profit organization, registered in 2001 in accordance with the Law on Not-For-Profit Legal Entities. WCIF encourages different communities to take responsibility and work actively for social development efficiently using the local resources.

Eleonora Gadjeva, journalist
About the book:

Photo by kaloyan Tanev
Bulgarian women singing group "OMAIA",
accompaniment by Zornitsa (Boston-based Balkan men's vocal ensemble)
directed by the Taniana Sarbinska. "Tatiana Sarbinska is a truly unique artist. She is a professional singer and educator of international acclaim. She is one of the world's leading experts of the performance of Eastern European and in particular, of folk art traditions of Eastern European music."- Bruce Rossley Commissioner of Cultural Affairs
Boston City Hal
Elena Mancheva, folklore singer
 She was born in the small town of Sandansky in Bulgaria, about fifteen miles north of the border of Greece. She grew up listening to and performing Bulgarian traditional music with her father, a professional musician. Elena received her bachelor’s degree in music teaching at the Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. She has performed Bulgarian and American music in Provincetown at the Monday Night Coffeehouse at The Mews, the Waterford, the Celebration of Life annual concert, and at the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater and PB Boulangerie    

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