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Valya Balkanska LIVE at the Packard Campus (May 5, 2016)

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Valya Balkanska in Concert
          Valya Balkanska

Thursday, May 5 (7:30 p.m.)
Valya Balkanska in Concert
Valya Balkanska is one of Bulgaria’s greatest treasures. Her name is equivalent to “The Bulgarian Voice in Outer Space.” She is the most famous voice of Bulgaria. The glamorous career of the talented Balkanska, born in the Rhodopes mountains, began with the song “Izlel e Delyu Haidutin.” This particular song, together with works by 27 other musicians, was sent into space in August 1977 aboard the golden record attached to the the US Voyager. Bach, Mozart and Louis Armstrong are among the music accompanying the Bulgarian song in its 6,000-year-long journey. First among Bulgarians, Balkanska has been honored by UNESCO as “Citizen of the Planet” for her contribution to the popularization of Bulgarian culture. She was also featured in the “Time Magazine” gallery of persons symbolizing the future of Europe.  Free admission and walk-in seating.

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