All these events were celebrated at the Bulgarian Party in the IHouse.
Martenitsa (Bulgarian: мартеница, plural мартеници, martenitsi) is a small piece of adornment, made of white and red yarn and worn from March 1st until the 22nd March (or the first time an individual sees a stork or swallow). Mart (март) is the Bulgarian word for the month of March. The name of the holiday is Baba Marta, a Bulgarian tradition related to welcoming the upcoming spring. The month of March, according to Bulgarian folklore, marks the beginning of springtime. Therefore, the first day of March is a traditional holiday associated with sending off winter and welcoming spring. (Source: Wikipeida)
BAD presents proudly gave martenici to their friends.
The WORLD-FAMOUS jazz pianist Milcho Leviev and Duke's Pulsar Triyo will bring you an unforgettable JAZZ STAR NIGHT on TUESDAY, APRIL 25th at 8 p.m. in the Baldwin Auditorium. The event will feature:
Proudly brought to you by the Bulgarian Association at Duke. Concert is FREE and everyone is welcome!
MILCHO LEVIEV has been in the forefront of both classical music and modern jazz throughout his career. Before defecting from Communist Bulgaria in 1970, MR. LEVIEV was one of Europe's most gifted young composers and Music Director of Bulgaria's Radio and Television Pops Orchestra. He was a guest conductor of the Sofia Philharmonic as well as a recognized film composer. As a leader and pianist for "Jazz Focus 65," he won the coveted Critics' Prize for Jazz at the First International Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland. Upon arriving in the United States, he joined the Don Ellis Orchestra as composer, arranger and keyboardist. He has performed and/or recorded with Art Pepper, Roy Haynes, Carmen McRae, John Klemmer, Kenny Burrel, Billy Cobhan and many others. MR. LEVIEV was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1981 for best vocal arrangement for Manhattan Transfer's rendition of Charlie Parker's "Confirmation". In recent years, several of his compositions have been premiered by the American Jazz Philharmonic (formerly the New American Orchestra) including "Orpheus Rhapsody" which was commissioned by the National Endowment for the Arts in 1988. He continues to perform as a jazz and classical pianist both in the US and abroad.
Come party with all of Duke at CultureShock this SATURDAY, 4/15 at Parizade's 10 PM - 2 AM. Join Diya, ASA, Mi Gente, BSA, *BAD*, ASO, PSA, and IA/IC for the best, biggest party of the year. The DJ will be spinning bhangra, hip-hop, salsa, Asian techno, *Bulgarian*, Middle Eastern dance, and all kinds of world music. THERE IS NO COVER, so come out and dance the night away. Check the flyer here. All of Duke will be there!