Past Events

18
Apr
2015

Lyuti Chushki in Durham, NC - Saturday, Apr 18, 2015

Bulgarian Music & Dance Party

with

Lyuti Chushki – Bitov Ensemble

with guest artist Georgi Doichev (gaida)

Saturday, Apr 18, 2015

Pleasant Green Community Center

Durham, NC

6-7:30 pm Potluck Supper – Bring food and drink to share
(sorry, no alcohol permitted on the premises)

 7:30-11 pm Music / Dance party

 A donation for the party is requested to help cover costs
Suggested amount: $15 or whatever you’re willing / able to give.

For more information call 919-383-7172, or e-mail judy.stafford@duke.edu

 or go to:

http://www.trianglefolkdancers.org/BULGARIAN%20party%20apr2015.pdf

Venue: Pleasant Green Community Center

Location: Durham, NC

Admission: A donation for the party is requested to help cover costs. Suggested amount: $15 or whatever you’re willing / able to give

05
Mar
2015

Annual Baba Marta Celebration - 2015

****  Cancelled due to snow storm ****

The Glen Echo Folkdancers present its Annual
Baba Marta Celebration
 
All Bulgarian, All the Time
Live music with

Lyuti Chushki

Thursday, March 5, 2015
7:30-11:00 pm

Church of the Redeemer
6201 Dunrobbin Drive, Bethesda, MD (just off MacArthur Blvd)
Glen Echo, MD

Teaching basic Bulgarian dances: 7:30 pm
Party: 8:30 – 11 pm

Please bring a snack/beverage to share

Admission $10

Directions: http://www.dancingplanetproductions.com/folkdance.htm

A little background of Baba Marta

Before the beginning of March each year Bulgarians present to relatives and friends martenitsa (also known in some Bulgarian regions as martenka) – a double red and white tassel – to bring health and happiness.  On the first day of March, people in Bulgaria put the martenitsa-s on their clothes or wrists and wish each other health and happiness with “Chestita baba Marta” – (in English, “Happy Grandma Marta”). “Marta” comes from the word for March (Mart) in Bulgarian.

This is an ancient Bulgarian (pagan) tradition (well – nobody knows how old but most probably it’s more than one thousand years old) and symbolizes the end of the cold winter and the coming of the spring.

Martenitsa-s are supposed to be worn until the person sees the first stork (supposedly returning from the South and not the one in the Zoo). Then martenitsa-s are thrown onto a tree. The red and white colours symbolize the snow and the blood from an old story where, a stork brings the blessing for health to a small child from its parents, who are far away. The giving of the martenitsa makes you feel to expect the Spring very soon. The “arrival” of the stork indicates that this has happened.

The lack of “real” winter and storks (not a lot of them in the cities) raises some difficulties in implementing this tradition nowadays but Bulgarians are still celebrating and very fond of the 1st of March (in a traditional and “modern” way at the same time).

Info: Jamie Platt or 301-466-3018

Venue: Glen Echo Folkdancers

Location: Church of the Redeemer 6201 Dunrobbin Drive, Bethesda, MD (just off MacArthur Blvd) Glen Echo, MD

Admission: $10

14
Feb
2015

A Bulgarian Celebration of Trifon Zarezan

The Bulgarian Community Center of DC

presents

 A Bulgarian Celebration

of

Trifon Zarezan

 Entertainment provided by

 Lyuti Chushki 

 
Shake off the February freeze and dance away the winter doldrums by celebrating Trifon Zarezan, the traditional Bulgarian wine celebration that marks the time of year when winegrowers trim back their vines.   Fun grape vines pruning demonstration and  workshop  about the wines and wine-making traditions in Bulgaria.

Please wear white, green and red clothing for the event!

Please contribute to the celebration by bringing your favorite appetizer or dessert to share.

 February 14, 2015, 6 pm to 10:00 pm

 Meadowbrook Local Park
7901 Meadowbrook Lane
Chevy Chase, MD 20815. 

Admission:
$8 per person or $20 per family

In the event of inclement weather, email bgccdc@gmail.com to ask about event status

Venue: Meadowbrook Local Park

Location: 7901 Meadowbrook Lane Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Admission: $8 per person or $20 per family

07
Feb
2015

FSGW - 2015 Mini Fest

The Folklore Society of Greater Washington (FSGW)


Mini Fest


Saturday February 7

Noon – 10:30 PM *** Takoma Park MD

Lyuti Chushki (Cafetorium – concert 5:00 pm)

Takoma Park Middle School, 7611 Piney Branch Road
Takoma Park, Maryland


For more info – go to http://fsgw.org/photos/2015MiniFestPerformanceGridB&W.pdf or http://fsgw.org/myorgnet/public.php

 

Venue: Takoma Park Middle School

Location: 7611 Piney Branch Road Takoma Park, Maryland

Admission: http://fsgw.org/myorgnet/public.php

06
Dec
2014

Bulgarian Community Center - Annual Koledna Vecherinka (Christmas Party)

Bulgarian Community Center

(Washington, DC area)

 kindly invites you to the

 

Annual Koledna Vecherinka (Christmas Party)

Traditional Bulgarian Folklore Night (Potluck)

with

http://www.lyutichushki.com/

Traditional Bulgarian Folk Band

 Date: December 6, 2014 from 8 pm until 11 pm

 (New!!) Place:Jane E Lawton Community Recreation Center, 4301 Willow Lane, Chevy Chase, MD 20815.  Parking in front of the center is available at no additional cost.

 Entrance fees: $8 per person, $5 per child or senior , $25 per family to cover for the music, rent, parking, etc. 

 

Venue: Jane E Lawton Community Recreation Center, 4301 Willow Lane, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Location: 4301 Willow Lane, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Admission: $8 per person, $5 per child or senior , $25 per family

08
Nov
2014

10 year Аnniversary Dinner and Dance Celebration - Igranka - Toronto, Canada

10 year Аnniversary Dinner and Dance Celebration

Igranka School of Bulgarian Folk Dances and Traditions

With Music By

Lyuti Chushki
(from Washington, DC)

Saturday, November 8, 2014, 7 pm

Sts. Cyril & Methody Church
237 Sackville St.
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5A 381

Tickets (with dinner included):

$35 in advance by Thursday, November 6, 2014
$40 after Thursday, November 6, 2014 and at the door
Kids 12 and under – free. Kids portions, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be sold at the bar separately.

For more information and tickets:

+1 (647) 832-0664

www.igranka.com (website)

bg_igranka@yahoo.com (e-mail)

www.facebook.com/IgrankaBG

http://lyutichushki.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Igranka_10th_Anniversary_Poster_Bi-lingual-1.pdf

Venue: Sts. Cyril & Methody Church

Location: 237 Sackville St. Toronto, Ontario Canada M5A 381

Admission: $35 in advance by Thursday, November 6, 2014

29
Aug
2014

World Village Music & Dance Camp - 2014

World Village Music & Dance Camp

International Folk Music & Dance

Timber Ridge Camp

High View, WV

Labor Day Weekend

August 29 – September 1, 2014

WORLD VILLAGE MUSIC & DANCE CAMP at TIMBER RIDGE (formerly known as Buffalo on the Danube) presents some of the finest bearers of Europe’s folk music and dance traditions in a laid-back program emphasizing personalized teaching, and room for jam sessions and other serendipity. We offer accessible dance, instrumental and singing workshops all day and great evening dance parties and concerts featuring live music. Music workshop participants have an opportunity to perform.  The program starts with dinner on Friday and ends Monday afternoon. We welcome beginners and families with children of all ages!

TIMBER RIDGE CAMP is located in High View, WV, about two hours west of Washington, DC. Situated on a beautiful property nestled in the heart of the Shenandoah Mountains, on the banks of the Cacapon River, the camp has a wide variety of comfortable housing options, a spacious, well-equipped dining hall and an attentive and friendly staff.  The camp features an air-conditioned dance hall with a wood floor. Camp facilities include an Olympic-size pool, tennis courts and lots more.


MUSIC CLASSES Participants provide their own instruments. Campers may bring a recording device, as much of the music is taught by ear. If you need an instrument or have an instrument to share, please let us know.

For more information about the staff, registration forms, cost, work exchange scholarships, directions either contact

Jamie or Betsy Platt – 301.717.4641 glen.echo@erols.com

or go to:

http://www.dancingplanetproductions.com/dancecamp.htm

World Music & Dance Institute is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization presenting and promoting traditional music & dance from around the world

 

Venue: Timber Ridge Camp

Location: High View, WV

Admission: http://www.dancingplanetproductions.com/dancecamp.htm

24
May
2014

Celebration of the Bulgarian Culture - St. Cyril and St. Methodius Day

Celebration of the St. Cyril and St. Methodius Day
Concert – Potluck
American University
Saturday, May 24,  2014  – 6:00-9:00 pm

 
The Bulgarian Community Center, Washington is pleased to 
invite you to the Celebration of the St. Cyril and St. Methodius Day

Bulgarian National Holiday celebrating the Cyrillic Alphabet and Bulgarian culture and education.

Featuring members of  Lyuti Chushki and other performers.

American University
Kay Spiritual Life Center.
4400 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC

Please bring your favorite dish and drink.
Free for all event. Donations are Welcome More information will be posted on our web site: www.bgusa.org or email: assenov@american.edu

Venue: American University - Kay Spiritual Life Center

Location: Washington, DC

Admission: Free

03
May
2014

5th Annual Greater Washington, DC Area Bulgarian-American Community Subor (Picnic)

5th Annual Greater Washington, DC Area

Bulgarian-American Community Subor (Picnic)

Saturday, May 3, 2014, 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
(rain date – May 4, 2014, 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
– see below)

at Calleva Camp

www.calleva.org

19120 Martinsburg Rd., Dickerson, MD 20842

near Poolesville, MD – between Washington, DC & Frederick, MD
(Be aware of several speed cameras in the area.)

Live music and dance featuring
 
Lyuti Chushki   & friends

******
plan to join us for

The big Bulgarian Horo
Community  photograph
Sports games
Hayride

Admission:  $7 per person  (age 12+) and $7 per car parking fee (This price covers parking, live music and entertainment.)

Co-organizers of the event: Camp Calleva, Lyuti Chushki, Bulgarian Education Center “St. Kliment Okhridski”,

Sts. “Cyril and Methodius” Church and the Bulgarian Community Center Washington, DC.

Food at affordable prices. Menu: Roasted lamb, Chicken, Bulgarian BBQ (kebabcheta and kuftetata) or vegetarian dish, salad and dessert.   Alcohol consumption is permitted, but bring your own

 

Directions to Calleva Camp Farm

Please Note: Calleva uses multiple locations in addition to the use of various parks and recreational facilities for the wide spectrum of outdoor programming.

The Bulgarian Community Subor (Picnic) takes place at the Calleva Farm – 19120 Martinsburg Rd.,  Dickerson, MD 20842-9243.

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Special note:  The event will take place even in case of passing rain. In case of rain during the picnic we will move the event in the barn until the ground dries again. Please follow the weather forecast and make sure that you bring appropriate clothing and an umbrella with you. Make sure that you invite your friends with you. In case need help on the day of the event please call 202-247-5805.

Venue: Calleva Camp

Location: 19120 Martinsburg Rd., Dickerson, MD 20842 - near Poolesville, MD - between Washington, DC & Frederick, MD

Admission: $7 per person (age 12+) and $7 per car parking fee (This price covers parking, live music and entertainment.)

06
Mar
2014

Baba Marta Celebration at The Glen Echo Folkdancers

The Glen Echo Folkdancers present its Annual
Baba Marta Celebration
 
All Bulgarian, All the Time
Live music with

Lyuti Chushki

Thursday, March 6, 2014
7:30-11:00 pm

Church of the Redeemer
6201 Dunrobbin Drive, Bethesda, MD (just off MacArthur Blvd)
Glen Echo, MD

Teaching basic Bulgarian dances: 7:30 pm
Party: 8:30 – 11 pm

Please bring a snack/beverage to share

Admission $10

Directions: http://www.dancingplanetproductions.com/folkdance.htm

A little background of Baba Marta

Before the beginning of March each year Bulgarians present to relatives and friends martenitsa (also known in some Bulgarian regions as martenka) – a double red and white tassel – to bring health and happiness.  On the first day of March, people in Bulgaria put the martenitsa-s on their clothes or wrists and wish each other health and happiness with “Chestita baba Marta” – (in English, “Happy Grandma Marta”). “Marta” comes from the word for March (Mart) in Bulgarian.

This is an ancient Bulgarian (pagan) tradition (well – nobody knows how old but most probably it’s more than one thousand years old) and symbolizes the end of the cold winter and the coming of the spring.

Martenitsa-s are supposed to be worn until the person sees the first stork (supposedly returning from the South and not the one in the Zoo). Then martenitsa-s are thrown onto a tree. The red and white colours symbolize the snow and the blood from an old story where, a stork brings the blessing for health to a small child from its parents, who are far away. The giving of the martenitsa makes you feel to expect the Spring very soon. The “arrival” of the stork indicates that this has happened.

The lack of “real” winter and storks (not a lot of them in the cities) raises some difficulties in implementing this tradition nowadays but Bulgarians are still celebrating and very fond of the 1st of March (in a traditional and “modern” way at the same time).

Info: Jamie Platt or 301-466-3018

Venue: Church of the Redeemer

Location: 6201 Dunrobbin Drive, Bethesda, MD (just off MacArthur Blvd) Glen Echo, MD

Admission: $10