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Ivan Yanakov: “With and through music I have to be 100% honest”

3 January, 2010 от · 3 comments

An interview with the pianist Ivan Yanakov by Natalia Nikolaeva Translation by Iva Kuncheva Just before the concert of Ivan Yanakov on 26th November 2008 in Hamburg (organized by the German-Bulgarian society in Hamburg and the Bulgarian Cultural Institute in Berlin) I got a chance to meet the famous Bulgarian pianist and got an exclusive […]

Artist of the Week – Andrea Centazzo: I Have Always Done What I Had in Mind with No Compromises and No Regrets

19 October, 2009 от · 1 comment

Mariana Velichkova’s interview with the composer and musician Andrea Centazzo Tell us please how your carrier as a musician and a composer has started? I never had regular music school training when I was young, basically I was mostly drumming and singing with a schoolmate rock band until I was 22. After that I decided […]

Together Through Life

11 September, 2009 от · 2 comments

Drew Logan Photo: badosa Dylan is older than me and he deserves my respect. The fact that he is older than me is not a real good reason to respect someone; the fact that he is older than me and is still being wonderfully creative is a real good reason to respect someone. “It’s All […]

Music should be great regardless of a style

18 August, 2009 от · 1 comment

Velina Vateva’s interview with Digital Angel What does “to create” mean to you? Do you think the word tremendously changes its meaning because of the new techniques? “To create” means to make something out of nothing. I don’t think that words should change their meaning. New techniques are not dangerous for real music or – […]

Artist of the Week – Veronika Harcsa

17 August, 2009 от · 3 comments

Velina Veteva presents Veronika Harcsa Music makes me as open as I can be. Since I’m on stage I’ve become much more open in my personal life. I’ve learned that only honest things work. If music did not exist, I would be a computer scientist. I almost finished the Technical University, but thanks to music, […]

Multimedia Box: Jean Michel Jarre and Lights In Egypt

30 June, 2009 от · 5 comments

Jean Michel Jarre is one of the most popular composers and performers of electronic music. His concerts are impressive productions of light. His album Oxygene is one of the most successful albums worldwide. This clip is part of his concert in Egypt on the eve of 2000, The Twelve Dreams of the Sun, which celebrated […]

Artist of the Week: Anders Peev

28 June, 2009 от · 58 comments

Vanya Nikolaeva’s interview with the musician Anders Peev Who is Anders Peev and what should we know about him? I’m a composer and musician with my musical roots in both traditional Swedish folk music and Metal. My parents came to Sweden from Bulgaria and Finland as fugitives during the Second World War. I grew up […]

You Can Never Receive Enough Sex Education

27 June, 2009 от · 2 comments

Interview with Sex Education by trilby*foxglove A four-piece pop band from Liverpool. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? Well, it shouldn’t. Here is something energetic, sassy and really fresh. When Chris Ward, Zoë Alex, Kai Sheen and Chris Barlett created Sex Education, their primary concern was obviously not to put out a sound that the music industry […]

Artist of the Week: Steve Hubback

21 June, 2009 от · 4 comments

Mariana Velichkova’s interview with the metal craftsman and musician Steve Hubback When and how did you get started in making gongs and sculptures? From 1980 til 1989 I made a living only by music and I could never find the gongs and unusual sounds I was looking for. So, in 1990 I was in Aarhus […]

Multimedia Box: Karunesh

19 June, 2009 от · 3 comments

Vanya Nikolaeva & Velina Vateva Karunesh was born in Cologne, Germany in 1956. He released his first album ‘Sounds of the Heart’ in 1984, which quickly became a classic in the New Age genre. More albums followed and Karunesh became established as one of the best known artists in that genre. He has lived in […]


14 May, 2009 от · 1 comment

Gologan is a Bulgarian group that performs a unique mix of ethno-rock poetry. The group was founded in 2004, when poets Ivan Hristov (kaval, vocals) and Petar Tchouhov (electric guitar) began playing experimental art rock; they eventually began to add ethno elements as well. They were later joined by Angela Rodel (vocals and tambura), a […]

Kee Marcello: Aim For Being The Original

6 May, 2009 от · 3 comments

Photo by Patric Ullaeus When in the hands of Kee Marcello, the guitar becomes more than just an instrument. It turns into a world of unleashed emotions. The sound masterpieces he creates with the strings have made him one of the musicians whose art you can experience over and over again. Kee Marcello was born […]

Rhythm of a Nation II: Argentine Tango

4 May, 2009 от · 2 comments

Katia Delavequia “Tango is a sad thought that you can dance” – Discepolo – Tango composer Photo: Juliano Campos The origins of Argentine Tango are quite similar to Portuguese Fado. Because the music and dance invoke feelings of nostalgia, passion, love suffering and betrayal, its’ representative colors are black and red. It’s origins date back […]

Artist of the Week – Celia Baron

13 April, 2009 от · No comments

Vanya Nikolaeva’s interview with Celia Baron Because my heart has been beating only for the music I signed up for training in music literature trade in Köln. Meanwhile I have been working for a year in Musikhauses Arthur Knopp in Saarbrucken. At that time I realized that I was going to be a musician. In […]

Rhythm of a Nation I: Portuguese Fado

24 March, 2009 от · No comments

Katia Delavequia Снимка: Jsome1 “Fado is like a sigh” – Celeste Rodrigues, fado singer. Very few things can describe a culture and the vibrations of a people as the music. It is the music that makes us realize a different universe. Fado is a popular rhythm of Portugal, relatively appreciated in Spain, France, Netherlands, Japan, […]

Lot Lorien – Music from an enchanted world

2 March, 2009 от · 2 comments

Vanya Nikolaeva’s interview with the ethno-jazz band Lot Lorien Translated from Bulgarian by Velina Vateva The musical style of the Bulgarian band, Lot Lorien, has been described by critics as “ethno-jazz/world-fusion, and if that description sounds all-encompassing then it matches the size and diversity of their fan base. The music of Lot Lorien appeals to […]

Vladiswar Nadishana – Artist of the Week

5 January, 2009 от · 8 comments

Vanya Nikolaeva Vladiswar Nadishana is a Siberian composer and multi-instrumentalist whose music style has a deep connection with ethnic fusion, ethnic jazz and world fusion. He plays on more than 100 instruments and the unique approach of his art is influenced by various world music traditions. He has created some experimental musical instruments: dzuddahord, plastrimbaphon, […]

Review: Dar Williams and Katie Herzig at the Clifton Center

29 November, 2008 от · 2 comments

Roger Conner Jr. Photo: HippieDude Two of my dear friends and I attended a memorable concert by Dar Williams and her guest opening artist, Katie Herzig at the Clifton Center in Louisville, KY on Sunday evening, Nov. 23, 2008. We left the Eifler Theatre pleased, carrying with us a feeling of artsy and poetic fun […]

Being Involved in the Arts is Fundamentally about Being a Human

10 November, 2008 от · 5 comments

Interview with Fiona Lorrain by Karen Rigby Fiona Lorrain, née Fiona Sze is an artist whose works range from literary creation to music, theatre and curating. An international award-winning pianist and zheng concertist, she also writes poems, plays and critical prose, often under the pen-name Greta Aart. Currently, she is part of the editorial team […]


3 October, 2008 от · 1 comment

Kristin Dimitrova Photo: Andrew Turner (The following is an excerpt from a novel) (Some remarks, inconsiderable events and traits of the characters are stolen from reality, but the novel is entirely fictional. A myth, however, is true because of the bigger story it relates, and not because of the costumes the characters wear at every […]