Folk rhythms will be heard in the Bulgarian pavilion in the fourth week of November. Bagpipers and percussionists will be guests at the world exhibition and will present to the audience these traditional Bulgarian instruments.

Visitors will meet bagpiper Radostin Rusev, tambourine player Ivelin Bojanov, as well as Stella Petrova – double bass.

Stella and Radostin are instrumentalists in the folklore ensemble “Trakia”, founded in 1974. FA “Trakia” – Plovdiv presents to the Bulgarian and world audience the great folklore wealth of Bulgaria from all ethnographic areas.

Stella Petrova was born in 1977 in the town of Botevgrad, in a family of musicians, singers and dancers. From the age of 5 she has been playing the piano and dancing Bulgarian folk dances. Since 1998 she has been working as an artist-orchestrator in the Folklore Ensemble “Trakia”.

Stella Petrova - double bass
Stella Petrova - double bass

Ivelin Bojanov was born in 1981 in Veliko Tarnovo. He graduated from the Academy of Music and Dance in Plovdiv. As a student, he started working in the Ensemble for folk songs and dances “Pazardzhik”. With the ensemble, he gives concerts in the country and abroad. He collaborates with e number of Bulgarian artists.

Ivelin Bojanov – tambourine
Ivelin Bojanov – tambourine

Radostin Rusev was born in 1979 in the town of Sliven. Fascinated by his grandfather’s musical performances, at the age of 9 he began to study the bagpipe. In 1998, he graduated from the National School of Folk Arts “Philip Kutev” – Kotel with a degree in bagpipes, and then – the Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts “Prof. Asen Diamandiev “Plovdiv.He is a soloist – orchestrator in the Folklore Ensemble “Trakia”. With the ensemble, he participates in many concerts and performances in the country and abroad.

Radostin Rusev- bagpipe
Radostin Rusev- bagpipe

The organizers of the Bulgarian participation invited the three musicians because of their exceptional talent, but also to present in Dubai some traditional Bulgarian instruments, without which our folk music would not be so influential.