In a unique collaboration, She’Koyokh & Veda Slovena Bulgarian Choir combine the fiery panache of klezmer and Balkan music with the timeless beauty of Bulgarian voices. Bulgarian folk singing sparked the world’s attention in the ‘80s with Filip Kutev’s Grammy Award-winning Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares. This ancient, distinctive and highly sophisticated vocal tradition is said to be capable of transforming daily hardship and historical tragedy into sublime beauty. Bulgaria famously sits on the crossroad between Europe and Asia, and this is a fitting union; She’Koyokh, “playing the best Balkan and klezmer music in Britain” (The Evening Standard) form a unique collaboration with Veda Slovena Bulgarian Choir, weaving Jewish, Turkish and Balkan music into the rich tapestry of the Bulgarian choral tradition.
Read the full interview with Veda Slovena’s leader Eugenia Georgieva and She’Koyokh on The Forge blog.
The Forge, Thursday 11th June 2015, starts 20.00
You can buy tickets from here.
The Voices Now 2015 has been a fantastic experience, with a sold out singing workshop (Bulgaria: Mysterious Voices), live appearance on The Choir on BBC Radio 3 and a beautiful evening concert at the Roundhouse in collaboration with some of the best amateur choirs in the UK as well as exciting artists, Kathryn Tickell and Sam Lee, all rolled into a weekend of high intensity and even higher satisfaction!
Veda Slovena Bulgarian Choir performed a selection of authentic songs and classic arrangements by Krassimir Kiurkchiyski and Petar Lyondev, joining forces with the Roundhouse Choir, Green Street Blues and Bristol’s Gurt Lush.
Veda Slovena Bulgarian Choir directed by Eugenia performed live on The Choir on BBC Radio 3 live from Voices Now festival at the Roundhouse, alongside Sam Lee, Kathryn Tickell and Magnificent AK47. You can listen to them singing live and being interviewed by the lovely Sara Mohr-Pietsch on Listen again until 9th June.