Past Events

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

15
Feb
2014

Trifon Zarezan - traditional Bulgarian wine celebration

The Bulgarian Community Center of DC

presents

 A Bulgarian Celebration

of

Trifon Zarezan

 Entertainment provided by local group 

 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 15, 2014, 6 pm to 10 pm


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

Venue: Meadowbrook Community Center (Rock Creek Park near the intersection of Rt. 410 & Beach Dr)

Location: 7901 Meadowbrook Lane Chevy Chase, MD 20815.

Admission: Adults -- $7 - Under 18 or over 65 -- $5 - Families - $20

02
Jan
2014

Glen Echo Folk Dancers - Annual Chocolate Party

Glen Echo Folk Dancers – Annual Chocolate Party

 

Teaching at 7:30

Requests from 8:30-11 pm – featuring Lyuti Chushki.

Please bring anything to share, as long as it’s chocolate.  It’s our annual break your resolutions dance.

 

Info: Jamie Platt or 301-466-3018

 

Venue: Church of the Redeemer

Location: 6201 Dunrobbin Drive Bethesda, MD

15
Dec
2013

Washington DC's 30th Christmas Revels - “Echoes of Thrace”

Five performances, December 13-15 (matinees and evenings)

at the George Washington Lisner Auditorium, 21st and H Streets NW, Washington DC.

This December’s Christmas Revels (the 30th in Washington!), which is called “Echoes of Thrace,” will principally celebrate Bulgarian and Greek traditions from the area encompassing ancient Thrace (the home of Orpheus, the bringer of music).  With Orpheus, the bringer of music, as our guide, this year’s Christmas Revels visits the cultures and countries of ancient Thrace, Orpheus’ original home. Join us for spirited dances of the Balkan mountains, the dulcet notes of the Grecian shores, thrilling melodies of Bulgaria and Turkey, and the distant echoes of Thrace that reached into neighboring regions.

This year’s guest artists include traditional Bulgarian folk band, Lyuti Chushki (Tzvety Weiner, Valeri Georgiev, Varol Saatcioglu, Larry Weiner, and Len Newman) along with Tzvety’s husband—dancer, singer and percussionist, Bryndyn Weiner; Greek musician, Spyros Koliavasilis, and his Karpouzi Trio (with Margaret Loomis and Len Newman); and the Bulgarian folk-dance ensemble, Zharava, (Desi Jordanoff, artistic director).  But that’s not all… joining us from Bulgaria are Tzvety’s parents, acclaimed Thracian singer, Tanya Dosseva and master kaval player, Lyuben Dossev.  This high-energy Christmas Revels is not to be missed!

For more information on the Revels Auditions go to http://revelsdc.org/revels2013/ or http://revelsdc.org/pdf/cr-2013-program.pdf

Venue: Lisner Auditorium

Location: Washington, DC

22
Nov
2013

Dossevi/Weiner Family - Bulgarian Music Concert

Dossevi/Weiner Family

Bulgarian Music Concert

Co-Sponsored by
Washington Revels and the Bulgarian Music Society

at

The Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria
1621 22nd Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20008

Free Admission

The Washington Revels and the Bulgarian Music Society invite you to a night of folk music straight from Bulgaria. Lyuben and Tanya Dossevi (our very own Tzvety Weiner’s parents) are performing for the Bulgarian community on November 22, 2013 at the Bulgarian Embassy. This concert is a gift to all of us by the Washington Revels, for which we thank them.

In preparation for its 31st annual Christmas Revels – “Echoes of Thrace: Music, Dance and Drama of Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey” – Washington Revels is proud to partner with the Bulgarian Music Society to present in concert two great folk artists from Bulgaria: celebrated Thracian singer Tanya Dosseva and master kaval player Lyuben Dossev. On Friday, November 22, 2013, they will perform at the Bulgarian Embassy together accompanied by their daughter, Tzvety Weiner, lead singer of local Bulgarian band Lyuti Chushki, drummer Bryndyn Weiner (Tzvety’s husband) and friends. This performance is particularly special because the two generations of musicians will perform side by side for the first time ever!

For more information about the performers and event go to: http://larryweiner.com/DosseviWeinerConcert2013.htm

Or contact – Bulgarian Community Center   –  bgccdc@gmail.com

Venue: The Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria

Location: 1621 22nd Street, NW - Washington D.C. 20008

Admission: free

19
Nov
2013

SALON CONCERT: MUSIC OF BULGARIA

Lyuben Dossev (kaval), Tanya Dosseva (singer), Tzvety Weiner (singer)
&
Lyuti Chushki

Tuesday, November 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Washington Revels Performance Space
531 Dale Drive
Silver Spring, MD

Cost: $15 (plus $1 service fee for advance tickets)

As a lead-up to the 31st annual Christmas Revels – ECHOES OF THRACE: Music, Dance and Drama of Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey – Washington Revels is presenting salon concerts featuring the principal “tradition-bearers” who will authentically represent the music of Bulgaria and Greece in the show. The concerts will explore in greater depth the music of Thrace and beyond.

This concert offers the unique chance to hear two of the top figures in traditional Bulgarian folk music – master kaval player Lyuben Dossev and his wife, celebrated Thracian singer Tanya Dosseva – who are traveling from Bulgaria to perform in the concert and show with their daughter, Tzvety Weiner, lead singer for local Bulgarian band Lyuti Chushki (also featured in the concert and show).

Watch for dancing to break out at the end of the concert!

For more information go to: http://www.revelsdc.org/events-calendar.html#nov19

Venue: Washington Revels Performance Space

Location: 531 Dale Drive - Silver Spring, MD

Admission: $15

30
Aug
2013

World Village Music & Dance Camp - 2013

World Village Music & Dance Camp

International Music & Dance Camp

Timber Ridge Camp

Labor Day Weekend

August 30-September 2, 2013

For more info contact: Jamie and Betsy Platt

301-466-3018

Click for Directions to Camp

image 2WORLD 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!

Venue: Timber Ridge Camp

Location: High View, WV, about two hours west of Washington, DC