Bulgarian Voices – a unique evening will take place at the PreO Oberhausbergen on Saturday 18 May at 20:00 on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the European Association Cyrille et Méthode
Bulgarian Voices – a unique evening will take place at the PreO Oberhausbergen on Saturday 18 May at 20:00 on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the European Cyril and Methodius Association, where women’s voices from the choir Bela Rado will join the voices men of the trio Violin Barbarians and their traditional violins. An evening rich in colors and energies.
Bela Rado was created in the 1990s in Karlsruhe, Germany by a group of German girls, passionate about dance from around the world (Tanzhaus). Everything switches at a concert of the famous choir The Mysteries of Bulgarian Voices in their city: amazed by the beauty of traditional Bulgarian songs, they decide to form a chorus of women’s voices in the idenic repertoire.
In 2003 their adventure took a new turn, beginning a collaboration with the young Bulgarian choral conductor Dimitar Gougov, newly graduated from the Academy of Music of Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Since then, the repertoire is enriched and Bela Rado gives more and more concerts, some of them with the Boya trio. Today, Bela Rado has thirteen singers from Germany, the Czech Republic and Bulgaria.
There are three of them – a Bulgarian, a Mongolian and a Frenchman, but it’s as if an entire tribe of fierce horsemen were taking us to the Asian steppe, passing through Balkan lands, violins on their backs and drums in suitcases. . Violins Barbares is the meeting of three musicians of different origins and cultures: Dimitar Gougov (Bulgaria), Dandarvaanchig Enkhjargal – Epi (Mongolia) and Fabien Guyot (France).
The music of their third album Wolf’s Cry (April 2018) emanates a singular cohesion, powerful and overflowing enthusiasm. From the madness of Balkan dances (Krushovitsa) to the rhythms of the desert (Stavinsky lost in the Desert), punctuated by punk-rock riffs (Spring Punk), Barbarian Violins gallop between the steppes of Asia at the gates of Europe. It’s funny and flamboyant, it whips the blood!