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Folk singer Nellie Andreeva - She was born in the resort in the Rhodope mountains Narechen. Before discovering that singing is her real vocation she played the piano and the guitar. As of 1996 Nellie is has been in Sofia and is engaged with the famous Philip Kutev ensemble where at present she is first soloist

The Power of the Human Voice “Her voice shines like the golden spray of water ” ,”Absolutely fantastic, I can feel the emotions. Tears are quickly coming to my eyes. Wonderful song... ” . ” breathtakingly, incredibly beautiful-melody, voices, feeling, everything.I cannot stop listening to this...” -VictoriaWinters

pure music for the heart

A young girl is praying to god.

Please god give me eyes of a dove,

please god give me wings of a falcon,

so I can fly over Dunav river,

so I can find a boy that I love.

And god gave her wings of a falcon.

And she found a boy that she loves.

Malka moma si se Bogu moli:

Day mi , Boże , oczi Golwbowi,

Day mi, Boże , kriltsa sokolovi,

Da si vozna otvad beli Dunav,

Da ci najda momcze spored mene,


(the choir part)


Bog i dade kriltsa sokolovi,

Ta si nayde momcze spored neja

Filip Kutev (born Aitos, 1903-1982) is a Bulgarian composer and founder of the Bulgarian State Television Female Vocal Choir. He is widely considered “the father of Bulgarian choir and folk music”. Kutev also created and conducted the Bulgarian National Ensemble & Choir in 1951

second volume of Le Mystere des voix Bulgares features performances by the Bulgarian State Radio and Televison Female Choir and the Female Vocal Choir, Sofia won a GRAMMY award in 1989.

Bulgarian State Television Female Vocal Choir

Yanka Rupkina played a major role in the growing popularity of Balkan music in the 1980s. Together with Stoyanka Boneva and Eva Georgieva, Rupkina formed the Trio Bulgarka, a vocal group affiliated with La Mystere Des Voix Bulgares. In addition to recording their own albums, Rupkina and Trio Bulgarka provided vocal harmonies for Kate Bush’s albums, The Sensual World and The Red Shoes. Rupkina subsequently performed as a solist for the national television and radio Bulgaria group, the Balkana.

The Bulgarian State Radio and Television Female Vocal Choir is an internationally renowned World Music ensemble that blends traditional six-part a capella repertoire with modern arrangements. It is most recognized under the recording name Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares. First created in Bulgaria in 1952 by Philip Koutev, “the father of Bulgarian concert folk music,” the choir is now under the direction of Dora Hristova. Koutev also created and conducted the Ensemble of the Bulgarian Republic in 1951.

Singers are chosen from country villages for the beauty and openness of their voices, and they undergo extensive training in the unique centuries’ old singing style. Influenced by Bulgaria’s Thracian, Ottoman and Byzantine history, their music is striking in its use of diaphonic singing and distinctive timbre, as well as its modal scales and dissonant harmonies (abundant second, seventh, and ninth intervals).

Though the choir became widely known when the trend-setting English alternative record label 4AD released a pair of anthology albums in 1986 and 1988 with the now famous title Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares, their recordings date as far back as 1957. The first pressing of the Voix Bulgares album was the result of fifteen years of work by Swiss ethnomusicologist and producer Marcel Cellier and was originally released in 1975 on his small Discs Cellier label. Ivo Watts-Russell (founder of 4AD) was introduced to the choir from a third or fourth generation audio cassette lent to him by Peter Murphy, singer from the band Bauhaus. He became thoroughly entranced by the music, and tracked down and licensed the recordings from Cellier. The group has since performed extensively around the world to wide acclaim and were honored with a Grammy Award in 1989 for their second album.

Three prominent soloists of the group have also performed together as the Trio Bulgarka, notably on the Kate Bush albums The Sensual World and The Red Shoes.

In 1992, the choir divided into two: one for radio, one for television. Bulgarian television signed a contract with the one half, which is the Bulgarian State Television Female Vocal Choir; the other half organised itself as a collective, and now performs as The Bulgarian Voices ANGELITE

Macedonia, Bulgaria, Greece, Rome, Turkey,Serbia, Thracians, Byzantium :-)

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Category:  Songs
Published:  9 years ago

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