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Artist of the Week – Satishkoemar Makhan

3 September, 2018 by · No comments

Interview with the dancer and choreographer Sri Satishkoemar Myre-Makhan by Dessislava Berndt Proofreading: Polina Georgieva Satish, you will be for the second time with your dancers in Wuppertal. How was your first time here? It was an excellent, heartwarming, welcome feeling. The audience, musicians and the Hall’s energy were so open, that we- the dancers […]

Artist of the Week – Carminho

30 July, 2018 by · No comments

Interview by Dessislava Berndt with the Fado singer Carminho Proofreading: Polina Georgieva The Festival Klangart is held for the 10th time this year in Wuppertal. Art, music and nature can be felt and appreciated together with world known musicians bringing the richness of their musical cultures. I am lucky to exclusively present to you the […]

Bansko Jazz 2018 – The programme

28 May, 2018 by · No comments

The International Jazz Festival in Bansko is one of the biggest summer musical events in Bulgaria and one of the foremost international cultural happenings on the Balkans. Since its foundation in 1998 the festival has been held every year in August in the small town of Bansko. The concerts are free for the public. Traditionally, […]

Christmas fairytale

10 February, 2018 by · No comments

Story: Dessislava Berndt Translation from Bulgarian: Dessislava Berndt Proofreading: Polina Georgieva Once upon a time, there was a little peasant. He worked very hard and with love and perseverance rose to an influential and wealthy industrialist and benefactor, and not only in his own city. It was important for him to help the young and […]

Artist of the Week – Ilija Trojanow

18 December, 2017 by · No comments

Interview by Dessislava Berndt with the author, publisher and translator Ilija Trojanow Translation from Bulgarian: Dessislava Berndt Proofreading: Polina Georgieva The City Church in Wuppertal is known for its high-quality and sophisticated event program, as well as for the good cooperation with other partners. At the invitation of the Catholic Educational Institute and in cooperation […]

Artist of the Week – Seven

9 October, 2017 by · No comments

Interview by Dessislava Berndt with the Swiss musician Jan Dettwyler Translation from German: Dessislava Berndt Proofreading: Polina Georgieva The 20th jubilee edition of the Bansko Jazz Festival is now history. For more than seven days from 5th to 12th August, numerous world stars celebrated a party marathon together with the audience. The Swiss singer Seven […]

Toma Sprostranov: “I turned 75 at the stage, Joss Stone was singing for me…”

3 August, 2017 by · No comments

Interview with Toma Sprostranov by Veselina Filipova published in the jubilee book edition “20 years International Jazz Festival Bansko” 112 pages Compiled by Veselina Filipova Publisher: Factory for books, Print: BG book ЕАД ISBN: 978-619-230-008-1 First publication in“Zhalt trud” newspaper, 2016 His name symbolizes artistic longevity. An emblematic DJ, the man-radio. They define Toma Sprostranov […]

First jubilee book edition “20 years International Jazz Festival Bansko”

29 July, 2017 by · No comments

Interview with the Journalist Vesselina Filipova by Dessislava Berndt Translation from Bulgarian: Dessislava Berndt Proofreading: Polina Georgieva 20 years International Jazz Festival Bansko 112 pages Compiled by Veselina Filipova Publisher: Factory for books, Print: BG Buch EAD ISBN: 978-619-230-008-1 Since 2009 Public Republic has been a media partner of the International Jazz Festival Bansko with […]

Bansko Jazz 2017 – the programme

9 March, 2017 by · No comments

The International Jazz Festival in Bansko is one of the biggest summer musical events in Bulgaria and one of the foremost international cultural happenings on the Balkans. Since its foundation in 1998 the festival has been held every year in August in the small town of Bansko. The concerts are free for the public. Traditionally, […]

Artist of the Week – Gary Odd

6 March, 2017 by · No comments

Interview by Dessislava Berndt with Gary Odd, author, illustrator, publisher of ulpi.com, musician and inventor of the character Ulpi Translation from German: Dessislava Berndt Proofreading: Polina Georgieva Gary Odd (a.k.a. Gary Sinnlos) is an author, illustrator and publisher of ulpi.com, as well as a musician and inventor of the character Ulpi. Ulpi`s adventures finance his […]

Artist of the Week – Keito Saito

28 November, 2016 by · No comments

Interview by Dessislava Berndt with the Japanese boogie woogie piano player and composer Keito Saito Proofreading by Polina Georgieva The International Jazz Festival in Bansko is one of the biggest summer musical events in Bulgaria and one of the foremost international cultural happenings in the Balkans. Since its foundation in 1998 the festival has been […]

Artist of the Week – RALYZZ DIG

10 October, 2016 by · No comments

Interview by Dessislava Berndt with Yuichiro Tokuda from the Japanese Jazz Band RALYZZ DIG Proofreading: Polina Georgieva The International Jazz Festival in Bansko is one of the biggest summer musical events in Bulgaria and one of the foremost international cultural happenings in the Balkans. Since its foundation in 1998 the festival has been held annually […]

Artist of the Week – DiegoKoi

2 June, 2014 by · No comments

Tsvetelina Mareva`s interview with the painter Diego Fazio – DiegoKoi Diego Fazio – DiegoKoi, was born in 1989 in the Italian town of Lamezia Terme, Calabria. He started painting as a self-taught artist and in a very short time developed an accurate and precise technique. Initially he created designs for tattoos in Asian style “carp […]

Questions About Christmas

24 December, 2008 by · 3 comments

Dear friends of Public Republic, please finish these sentences: 1. For me, Christmas is… 2. My greatest discovery for 2008 was… 3. My most wonderful surprise for 2008 was… 4. The most important gift for me is… 5. I hope 2009 will bring me… 6. I wish the readers of Public Republic…