Sound Portraits from Bulgaria: A Journey to a Vanished World

by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

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    144-page hard cover book with beautiful photos and words by producer Martin Koenig including 2-CDs. Art direction and production supervision by Red Creative.

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about

Between 1966 and 1979, educator and cultural documentarian Martin Koenig made half a dozen trips to Bulgaria. Working in villages throughout the country, Koenig filmed, recorded, and photographed the lively, yet endangered, aspects of Bulgaria’s traditional culture. The results are indelibly gathered in Sound Portraits from Bulgaria: the vibrant rural life he experienced, the virtuosic musicians and dancers he met, the extraordinary music they made, and the joyous rituals and festivals he witnessed. This collection celebrates a way of life that has largely vanished due to industrialization, technology, globalization, and emigration. 109 minutes of music in 2 CDs; 144-page book with photographs and extensive bilingual notes.

Out October 25, 2019
2019, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

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released November 1, 2019

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