Past Events


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!

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Venue: Lisner Auditorium

Location: Washington, DC


Dossevi/Weiner Family - Bulgarian Music Concert

Dossevi/Weiner Family

Bulgarian Music Concert

Co-Sponsored by
Washington Revels and the Bulgarian Music Society


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!

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Venue: The Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria

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

Admission: free



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!

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Venue: Washington Revels Performance Space

Location: 531 Dale Drive - Silver Spring, MD

Admission: $15


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


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


Bulgarian Cultural Heritage Night

Farifax County Parks Authority has dedicated a night in its summer program to Bulgarian music with featured guests Lyuti Chushki! You could not pick a more beautiful setting for an outdoor concert and spontaneous dance party with your favorite peppers.

Ossian Hall Park 7900 Heritage Drive, Annandale VA 22003

7:30 pm

Concert hotline 703-324-SHOW (7469) is updated, in case of rain cancellation, 1 ½ hours prior to the start of the show. For additional information please email

Venue: Ossian Hall Park - Fairfax County, VA

Location: Ossian Hall Park 7900 Heritage Drive, Annandale VA 22003

Admission: Free!!!


RADfest! Dancing in the Park - Lancaster, PA

…in collaboration with

World Dance Lancaster &  the Susquehanna Folk Music Society

Saturday, June 8
at Williamson Pavilion, Lancaster County Central Park

off S Duke St, Lancaster, PA 17602 Directions

  • 3:00pm — Bulgarian Dance Workshop with Iliana Bozhanova

    Beginners welcome! $16 General Admission, $12 SFMS Members, $10 Students (to age 22)

  • 5:00pm — Potluck with live music by The Buddha Bellies

    This local trio plays alternative/folk music inspired by Jason Mraz, John Mayer, and the Dave Matthews Band.

  • 6:30pm — Bulgarian Singing Workshop

    featuring “Devoijko Mari Hubava”. This workshop is free with admission to either the workshop or the dance party.

  • 7:00pm — Dance Party with Lyuti Chushki

    $20 Adults, $10 Students (to age 22), children under 12 free

No partner and no previous dance experience needed. Wear soft-soled shoes and loose clothing suitable for dancing. RADfest! is organized by World Dance Lancaster in loving memory of Dr. Syd Radinovsky, founder of the International Folk Dance Club at Millersville University.

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Venue: Williamson Pavilion, Lancaster (PA) County Central Park

Location: off S Duke St, Lancaster, PA 17602 Directions

Admission: $20 Adults, $10 Students (to age 22), children under 12 free.


The Annual Bulgarian Community Picnic 2013

The annual picnic of the Bulgarian community cannot happen without the flavorful music of Lyuti Chushki! Camp Calleva opens doors one more time for the Bulgarian Community of the Greater Washington, D.C. area. This is a very fun event, now in its 4th year!

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Venue: Camp Calleva

Location: Poolesville, MD

Admission: Entrance Fee $5 (Age 12 or above)


Greenbelt Folk Dancers

Come out and enjoy another night with Lyuti Chushki at Greenbelt Community Center.

Venue: Greenbelt Community Center

Location: 15 Crescent Road, Greenbelt, MD 20770

Admission: $12.00


Durham Folk Dancers

Another meeting with our friends from Durham. Stay tuned for more information on the exact venue and other details.

Venue: TBD

Location: Durham, NC


Trifon Zarezan Celebration

Come shake off the February freeze and dance away the winter doldrums by celebrating Trifon Zarezan with us. Trifon Zarezan is the traditional Bulgarian wine celebration that marks the time of year when wine growers trim back their vines.

In commemoration of Bulgaria’s rich wine-making heritage, we will be offering complimentary tastes of several Bulgarian wines.

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

Adults — $10
Under 21 and over 65 — $5
Photo ID required for wine tastings.

The Bulgarian Community Center DC ( is graciously co-sponsoring our event and we look forward to jointly presenting this compelling aspect of Bulgarian life. Assen Assenov, BGCCDC’s Chairman, will inform and entertain us with his knowledge of Bulgarian wines and wine-making traditions.

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Venue: Paint Branch Unitarian Universalist Church

Location: 3215 Powder Mill Road, Adelphi, Maryland 20783