We’re invited! Adony Benaires told me that we should log into facebook and “like” him [Adony Benaires] and The Peninsula Folk Dance Council. More info will be posted there. He says “This will be interesting! Hi to everybody from Becky and me.”
In view of the rapid spread of coronavirus around the world — and now in Maine — the board of Folk Dance Brunswick has decided to cancel Friday-night dancing through the balance of March, starting tonight (March 13), and longer if needed, for everyone’s safety.
With any luck, we’ll all know more soon, and we’ll get back to you with an update about our next dance.
Folk Dance Brunswick will present “Balkan Bash III,” a dance night open to the public, with live music by the celebrated Balkan band Bulgarika, on Friday, September 20, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the People Plus community center, 35 Union Street, one block west of Maine Street, in downtown Brunswick, Maine. All are welcome. Donation $10. Bulgarika is a group of five master musicians with decades of performing experience, steeped in Bulgarian music and rhythms from a young age, who have delighted audiences and dancers throughout North America. The band features Donka Koleva on vocals, Nikolay Kolev on gadulka (a string instrument played with a bow), Temelko Ivanov on kaval (a chromatic end-blown flute), Nikolay Kodzhabashev on tambura (a string instrument played with a plectrum), and Marin Shalamov on tapan (a double-headed drum). The music of Bulgaria is known for its hauntingly expressive melodies, fascinating irregular rhythms, and fiery dance tempos.