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Dessy Dobreva

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BULGARIAN EVENING - CONCERT

with the special guest,
the Bulgarian PERFORMER OF THE YEAR 2008

DESSY DOBREVA

and her "A TRIP TO BULGARIA"
in
San Francisco
www.Dessy.us

22nd of NOVEMBER, SUNDAY
6:00PM (see the program below)

Croatian Cultural Center
60 Onondaga Ave., San Francisco, CA (map)

Tickets:
$20 (in advance) www.BrownPaperTickets.com
$25 at the door and $50 family ticket



Also in the BG evening:

THE ROSETTE by ALEXANDER ILIEV
San Francisco Premiere of the Bulgarian historical documentary movie, first time in US. Prod. OBF TANGRA.
VASIL and MARIA BEBELEKOVI and FRIENDS with his magical GAIDA and her beautiful songs from RHODOPE Mountain and beyond.
HRISTO MINEV & LAURA FAN - Standard Dances - A new choreography on Dessy's song "Ludo Mlado" especially for our BG evening (more information)
HRISTO KOLEV, The Bay Area BEST BULGARIAN CHEF ! and MORE... !

The BG Evening will be a great opportunity for Business and Cultural promotions among The BayAreaBulgaria Community.

THE PROGRAM:
6:00pm Door open, Food is ready. Dance lesson for beginners.
6:30pm THE ROSETTE by ALEXANDER ILIEV
7:30pm DESSY DOBREVA
At the end: MARIA and VASIL BEBELEKOVI

DESSY DOBREVA'S concert in San Francisco is a part of her NORTH AMERICAN TOUR, NOV-DEC, 2009. Don't miss the opportunity to meet, sing favorite Bulgarian songs, and dance with the Bulgarian sweetheart, with the PERFORMER OF THE YEAR 2008 and MUCH MORE ...
More about Dessy Dobreva: http://www.Dessy.us
More about her tour and concerts in US prior San Francisco: http://www.bgfocus.com/dessy.htm and http://www.MegaMogula.com

THE ROSETTE (first part)
Bulgarian historical documentary movie. (movie summary)
For first time in US - San Francisco Premiere
Director: Alexander Iliev, Ph.D. (study of art), Tutor in NATFIZ "Kr. Sarafov", Sofia
Mime, Clown, Anthropologist and Director (cinema and theatre)
More about him: http://www.theatredreams.hit.bg

More about Maria and Vasil BEBELEKOVI:
http://www.songpeddler.com/VassilBebelekov
http://www.calgarybulgariansociety.com/Biographies-BG%20Musicians2.pdf?PHPSESSID=141465a55e7950068875708fa75481eb

The BG menu will be announced on www.BayAreaBulgaria.com later.
Bulgarian wine and beverages.

Don't miss the unique TRIP TO BULGARIA with DESSY DOBREVA and more !
It will be lots of FUN !!! See you all there!

Contact: Tanya Kostova
E-mail: antika_bulgaria@yahoo.com
Cell: (510) 666 7701


Annual MAY CELEBRATION of
BULGARIAN ARTS & CULTURE 2009
 

San Francisco BayAreaBULGARIA

DETSKI PANAIR / CHILDREN’S FAIRE
A NEW BEGINNING in BayAreaBulgaria

THEODOSII SPASSOV & TATIANA SARBINSKA
GALA CONCERT OPENING
Annual MAY CELEBRATION of BULGARIAN ART & CULTURE 2009

3rd Annual THE MAGIC OF THE RHODOPE MOUNTAIN Evening
Live full blown "PARTY PO RODOPSKI (the Rhodope way)"

THE LIBERATORS OF BULGARIA
The US premiere of the historical documentary movie

The 9th ANNUAL Saints KIRIL & METHODY FESTIVAL
The MEGA PARTY of the BG MAY 2009 Festivities

SLAVIC CONCERT WITHOUT BORDERS
An Evening of Slavic Classical and Traditional Chamber Music

SHORTCUT TO BULGARIA
One day escape to home

SPASOVDEN
Folkloric spiritual retreat

ADDITIONAL EVENTS for BULGARIAN MAY 2009
 
from The BAYAREABULGARIA Community

6th of MAY GERGYOVDEN
with ZABAVA, JERRY DUKE & TANYA KOSTOVA

May 16th Sat PANEURHITMY
Hosted by BAY AREA PANEURHITMY circle

EVERY WEDNESDAY in May
BULGARIAN WOMEN'S DANCE




DETSKI PANAIR / CHILDREN’S FAIRE

3rd of MAY, SUNDAY, 2.00pm - 5.00pm
Croatian American Cultural Center, 60 Onondaga Ave., San Francisco

A NEW BEGINNING in BayAreaBulgaria! ANTIKA BULGARIA
international Cultural Club invites kids, parents and professionals for Music,
Art, Dance FUN, an easy warm up for young folks to the main BG Snt’s
Kiril & Methody Festival two weeks later. Short workshops sorted by age and
interests. Children’s TALENT SHOW along with professional artists!
NESTINARI orchestra. Children’s BAZAAR for books/games/toys no
longer used. Goodies. Donations: $10.00 per family. Please, bring some
food for the kids to share (optional).

!!! Important message: Please contact us via e-mail
antika_bulgaria@yahoo.com in order to be informed with detailed
information about this NEW Children’s event. Also: please contact us if you
have experience or/and are interested have been involved in kid’s activities
on 3rd of May or in the future.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BBMDE/message/4438





THEODOSII SPASSOV & TATIANA SARBINSKA
GALA CONCERT OPENING
 
Annual MAY CELEBRATION of BULGARIAN ART & CULTURE 2009


5th of MAY, TUESDAY Concert:   8.00pm   Doors open 7.30pm
Tickets: $25.00   Food available
Tickets available in advance at www.brownpapertickets.com 
Croatian American Cultural Center, 60 Onondaga Ave., San Francisco

Featuring the Bulgarian Virtuosos

THEODOSII  SPASSOV & TATIANA SARBINSKA 
The World-acclaimed KAVAL (Bulgarian flute) player and GRAMMY Award winner
www.theodosiispassov.com 
and the world-renowned Balkan vocalist and teacher, "The Voice of PIRIN" Makedonia
www.tatianasarbinska.com

THEODOSII SPASSOV FOLK PROJECT BAND
PEYO PEEV, two-time recipient of the Golden Gadulka Award. 
IVAN GEORGIEV, bagpipe, tours with the Mystery of Bulgarian Voices choir.
GENADIY RASHKOV, drums, tours with the Filip Kutev National Folk Ensemble
PETAR MILANOV guitar, tambura, tours with the Filip Kutev National Folk Ensemble

The concert is part of US tour of the group
NATIONAL CANPAIGN TO MARK 100 YEARS OF BULGARIA’S INDEPENDENCE http://www.croatianamericanweb.org/events.php

About the US tour of the group:  http://www.bgcenter.org/bgtour.html
Theodosii & Tatiana flyer (PDF format)





3rd Annual THE MAGIC OF THE RHODOPE MOUNTAIN Evening
Live full blown "PARTY PO RODOPSKI (the Rhodope way)"


MAY 8th, FRIDAY, 8-11 pm
FLEX-IT Studio, 425 W. Evelyn Avenue, Mountain View, CA

Featuring BEBELEKOV 100 KABA GROUP of singers, kaba gaida players
and friends and TANYA KOSTOVA, dance leading and teaching

Snacks and drinks will be available.

!!! IMPORTANT MESSAGE for all of us, who love to sing the songs of
RHODOPE MOUNTAIN: May 2nd SATURDAY - Rhodope Singing
WORKSHOP/ REHEARSAL 1:30pm, place TBD. 
To participate call Vasil Bebelekov   Cell: (408) 807-0596 or Tanya K. Cell: (510) 666-7701





THE LIBERATORS OF BULGARIA
The US premiere of the historical documentary movie

By PLAMEN PETKOV.
The power of ordinary people to change history (English subtitles)

9th of MAY SATURDAY, 4.00pm  $5.00
Silk Road House, 1944 University Ave, #107, Berkeley, CA

See more on: http://www.bgcenter.org/NEWS/PlamenP/PlamenP.html





The 9th ANNUAL Saints KIRIL & METHODY FESTIVAL 
The MEGA PARTY of the BG MAY 2009 Festivities

16th of May SATURDAY, 3.00pm – midnight, Croatian American Cultural Center, 60 Onondaga Ave., San Francisco Tickets: $15

Featuring: Special guests IVAN MILEV& ENTCHO TODOROV,
BEBELEKOV 100 KABA GROUP, Orchestra SALI & RUMEN SHOPOV,
VERNA DRUJINA Band, COPE FAMILY band, DA MOJEM Band,
KITKA Women’s choir, GRADINA performing group and more. The
GOLDEN ICON of Snt’s Kiril & Methody Ritual will take place as usual and
kids will wave garland as usual.  Food by Hristo Kolev. More to come.

http://www.croatianamericanweb.org/event_details.php?id=102





SLAVIC CONCERT WITHOUT BORDERS
An Evening of Slavic Classical and Traditional Chamber Music

20th of MAY, WEDNESDAY, 8.00pm - 10.00pm
The Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St, Berkeley
Ticket: $15.00   Seniors and Students: $10.00

The Concert features:
Slavic Composers and fine Slavic traditional music with:

KEDRY - Russian Vocal Group
KRASSEN KARAGIOZOV - baritone, San Jose Opera
EMANUELA NIKIFOROVA - violin
JOYCE LEE - piano

String Quintet:
EMANUELA NIKIFOROVA - violin
JOYCE LEE - violin
STEPHANIE NG - viola
PAUL RHODES - cello
ANDREI GORBATENKO - bass

MILKA KRALEVA - violin, prominent performer and expert on Peter Deunov's music
PANACEA - Vocal and Instrumental Group
MARIA & VASIL BEBELEKOVI - vocal duet & gaida

The Concert is to celebrate the richness, the vitality and the togetherness of the
Slavic culture. In honor of Sts KIRIL & METHODY, The PROTECTORS of EUROPE as
the brothers KIRIL & METHODY were pronounced recently by The European Union.
Artists and friends from neighboring cultures are invited to join the concert/celebration.

If you would like to participate in this concert, please e-mail
antika_bulgaria@yahoo.com 





SHORTCUT TO BULGARIA
One day escape to home

24th of MAY, SUNDAY (The BG national holiday), Hosted by Sts. Kiril & Methody Church.

Holy Cross Monastery, 34580 Palomares Road, Castro Valley, CA 94552
Hosted by Sts. Kiril & Methody Church

Day-long event with service in the chapel at 10.00am if you wish; Tour of
the monastery; Bulgarian food prepared by members of the Bulgarian
Church SS Kiril and Methody; The GOLDEN ICON, returning home to the
monastery until May next year; outdoor music and dance; games for kids
and adults on the meadow in front of the beautiful monastery...Fun!!! And
relaxation.





SPASOVDEN
Folkloric spiritual retreat

MAY 29th, FRIDAY 4:00pm (drop in any time) – 31st of MAY, SUNDAY
195 El Solyo, Ben Lomond, CA
Karen Guggenheim's beautiful place in Santa Cruz mountains

This is an antique and unique ritual for well - being and health with music,
stories, candles and a vigil, blessings and music and dance again. Preparing
ritual food together and sleeping over is encouraged as it is a main part of
the old ritual (sleeping over in a monastery, a church or under sacred trees –
reconnecting with God, Universe, Nature…. as you like it.

Contact: Karen Guggenheim (831) 336-3107, Tanya Kostova (510) 666-7701





6th of MAY GERGYOVDEN
with ZABAVA, JERRY DUKE & TANYA KOSTOVA

at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Ave. (at Gilman St.) Berkeley.
Hosted by ZABAVA Band and Bill Cope. 7:30 pm
Thickets: $10.00
P.S. Later on Tatiana Sarbinska
and Theodosii Spassov with Folk project Band decided
to join this event in order to see the famous ASHKENAZ
Club and it became a very special evening!





May 16th Sat PANEURHITMY
Hosted by BAY AREA PANEURHITMY circle.

Dancing in a circle in a beautiful, natural place early in the morning is a
tradition that has made its way to the Bay Area all the way from Bulgaria,
where both mountains and dance are beloved. The simple steps of the
Paneurhythmy (“beautiful, harmonious rhythm") created by the Bulgarian
spiritual teacher PETER DEUNOV 'S/Beinsa Douno (Music and dance spiritual
practice and prayer) are easy to follow. 9:30 a.m.
555 Guadalupe Canyon, Brisbane, CA 94005, San Bruno Mountain.
Contact: Elizabeth Weiss





EVERY WEDNESDAY in May
BULGARIAN WOMEN'S DANCE


at Albany Senior Center.
From 10:15 to 11:30 am, join a group of women of all ages and
explore in depth the magic of simple traditional Bulgarian women's
dances with Catherine Sutton, a great fan of simple dances that
say a lot.

$7 at the door ($6 for Albany residents)
Contact: Catherine Suton Email: catherine@sonic.net





Please feel free to contact me at antika_bulgaria@yahoo.com or Cell: (510) 666-7701 to make YOUR CONTRIBUTION to the MAY CELEBRATION of BG ARTS & CULTURE - 2009 and add your (if available) Bulgarian or related event to the List of Events of THE BULGARIAN MAY 2009.

Let’s get some fun!

Tanya Kostova, Founder, Art Director
ANTIKA BULGARIA International Cultural Club
SF Bay Area Bulgaria