Ivo Papasov, Emir Kusturica & The No Smoking Orchestra
Gypsy-rock from Kusturica’s ten-piece band. Plus high-energy, jazz-infused gypsy music from clarinet virtuoso of Bulgarian wedding music Ivo Papasov.
9 May 2009, Barbican Hall
Tickets: £15 / 20 / 25
More info: http://www.barbican.org.uk
Ivo is also touring the UK with the following dates:
1 May BRSITOL St George’s Church
3 May BRIGHTON Pavillion
5 May EDINBURGH Picture House
6 May GATESHEAD The Sage
Bulgarian stall at the ISS - UK International Spring Fair
The 50th Annual Spring Fair of the International Social Services, aiming at fundraising for children and separated families will take place under the August Patronage of the British Royal Family.
The Bulgarian Embassy in London will be among the over 100 diplomatic missions accredited to the UK that will participate.
At the Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, London W8.
Eugenia Georgieva in a Late Junction Session
On 21st May 2009 Verity Sharp presents a Late Junction Session, featuring a collaboration of three singers from very different cultures - Bulgarian traditional singer Eugenia Georgieva, Indian classical artist Shahid Khan and British opera singer Jeremy Birchall. The session starts at 23.15.
For those who find the programme a bit too late there is a "listen again" option on the BBC3 website for the next 7 days.