Occur Goes Global - The Music of Bulgaria

Monday, January 4, 2016 at 5:00 AM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music A crossroads of Slavic, Turkish and ancient Greek cultures, this European country of 7 million revels in Eastern Orthodox Christian traditions and earthy instrumentation. Bagpipes known as gaidas entrance as fire dancers and masked “mummers” chase away bad spirits. These spiritually tinged rituals creep into modern art and carve a unique niche in the EU music scene. Let’s explore more with these five recommended Bulgarian musicians:   Cosmic Voices from Bulgaria This expansive choir makes joyful chamber music.... READ MORE