Kabile in Dallas

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Оркестър КАБИЛЕ и Донка Колева












Ценко Андреев - Иван Хаджиев - Николай Докторов


Донка Колева 


   Кога: Събота,11 ноември 2017 в 19:30 ч.

Къде: Giovanni's Restaurant and Bar

18484 Preston Rd., # 119, Dallas, TX 75252



Вечеря и веселба 

Билети: $37; Ученици, студенти, пенсионери: $30; Деца 7 до 12 год.: $15

Деца под 7 год.:  безплатно, без вечеря и място

декора е чудесен, малка веранда отвън - ще останете доволни!


За допълнителна информация и резервации:

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Saturday entertanment with 

Wedding Orchestra KABILE & Donka Koleva 



Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Giovanni's Restaurant and Bar

18484 Preston Rd., # 119, Dallas, TX 75252


Dinner and live entertainment 

Regualar tickets: $37; Teens/Students/Seniors $30;

Kids 7 to 12: $15; Kids under 7: Free, no seat or dinner

To purchase tickets click here  

Kabile Traditional Wedding Band was formed in 1978 and became  one of the most popular bands in Thrace. Based in the city of Yambol, the group took its name from the village of Kabile, where they performed one of their earliest gigs. The group specialized in performing native music on traditional village instruments, resulting in an acoustic experience quite different from that played on Western instruments influenced by American jazz. This form of Bulgarian wedding music has attracted worldwide attention and scholarship for its incredible virtuosity and musicianship. During its heyday, the band played almost every weekend at weddings, baptisms and cultural festivals in Thrace.

The band plays all the instruments of a traditional Bulgarian village band. The gaida is a bagpipe made of goat skin and pipes. The tapan is a large wooden drum covered with sheep or goat skin and played with two specially designed drumming sticks: the kukuda is a pipe-shaped stick of walnut and the prachka is a thin switch, usually made of dogwood or willow. The kaval is a flute-like instrument open at both ends, played by blowing on the smaller, sharpened end. The gadulka is a pear-shaped string instrument, played vertically in front of the musician. These four instruments have a centuries-old history in Bulgarian folk music; as a 'modern' addition, the band also includes the accordion (ca. 1832).

The band's six members each serve as an outstanding representative of his or her musical specialty. Individually, each member of the band has an exceptional history of scholarship and performance. Collectively they form one of the most respected ensembles in Bulgarian Thrace.

About the Band:

Dzhenko Andreev (gaida/bagpipe) is a graduate of the Filip Koutev High School of Music in Kotel, Bulgaria, one of the two prestigious music high schools in Bulgaria. Founded in 1967, the school was the first high school in Bulgaria to offer a full curriculum of traditional Bulgarian music. Over the five-year course of study, students generally specialize in a specific instrument or type of music. Regional folk music and dance ensembles, which preserve local styles, have much support throughout Bulgaria. Mr. Andreev has been a member of the Sliven Ensemble for over 20 years and has toured with them internationally.

Ivan Handzhiev (vocals, accordion) is also a graduate of the Filip Koutev High School of Music and the Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts in Plovdiv, the country's most prestigious university-level institution for folk music. Handzhiev also served on the faculty of Filip Koutev High School as a music instructor for more than 25 years.

Nikolay Doktorov (kaval) is a graduate of the Filip Koutev High School of Music and the Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts. He currently serves on the faculty of the High School 'Anton Strashimirov' in Varna, Bulgaria, where he teaches kaval and conducts folk orchestra. He is also the conductor of several regional ensembles in Varna, including the Folk Ensemble Pendary and the Folk Orchestra 'Spektar' of the Union of the Blind in Bulgaria

Donka Koleva graduated from the Musical Folklore High School in Shiroka Luka and performed for three years with the Sliven Ensemble for Folk Songs and Dances. She was the director of the Folk Song Chorus of Sopot and has been a featured soloist on Bulgarian Radio and Television. She has participated in many singing competitions in Bulgaria and Europe. Her voice has been featured on numerous recordings and in 1997 her recording of 'Javore' was named 'Song of the Year' in the Bulgarian national radio competition.Since emigrating to the U.S. in 1995, Nikolay Kolev and Donka Koleva have played an active role in fostering Bulgarian music across the country. They teach workshops in their respective fields and perform solo and together.as a duo and as a family quartet with their daughters, Penka and Maria.

For additional information, samples of songs, links to videos and the entire tour schedule, click on http://balkandance.net/kabile/

Bulgarian Happy Hour

Приятели, от месец юли 2015 ние, българите, живеещи в Далас, имаме място, където поне веднъж в месеца намираме други българи,  да побъбрим, хапнем, пийнем и да се повеселим. С любезното съдействие на кафе "Астория",  български Happy Hour, всяка последна неделя от месеца, между 4-7 P.M. "Астория" предлага различни алкохолни напитки (вина, Хърватска ракия, бира "Ефес" и др.) както и мезета (луканка, шопска салата)

на Happy Hour цени!

Следващият Happy Hour

неделя, 26 ноември 2017

от 4 - 7 P.M.

в кафе "Астория", на адрес 15701 Quorum Dr. Addison, TX 75001.

 За повече информация, моля позвънете на

Виктор Таушанов 214-697-6797



Bulgarian Association and Cultural Center "Bulgare"

Bulgarian Association and Cultural Center "Bulgare"


bulgaria_260.jpgThe Bulgarian Association and Cultural Center “Bulgare” was established by volunteers with a passion for preserving and promoting Bulgaria’s vibrant, thirteen centuries-old cultural heritage.

 The center was officially founded in September 2009, but the people behind it had been really active in the previous years organizing concerts, classes, workshops, exhibits and other quality cultural exchanges that for the benefit of the local community.

As a community-based organization, BACC “Bulgare” is driven by its members and many volunteers.

 As of May 16, 2016 BACC “Bulgare” was classified as a public charity and is exempt from federal income tax under IRC Section 501 (C) (3). Donors can deuct contributions they make to us under IRC Section 170. We are qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under Section 2055, 2106, or 2522.


The mission of the cultural center is to foster awareness, understanding and appreciation of the wealth of Bulgarian historical and cultural heritage by offering a diverse selection of quality cultural experiences through artistic expression in education and the visual and performing arts.



Bulgarian Folk Dance Ensemble "LYUSH"

Crafted over the course of centuries, Bulgarian folk dances are world-renowned for their beauty and complex choreography. Bulgarian folk dance and music became more accessible to North Texas, when the first weekly dance class wes opened in Richardson in February 2008, and a second one in Colleyville in July 2008. 


The Bulgarian folk dance classes continue to attract people of all ages, not only with the enchanting Bulgarian music, but also as a fun and refreshing form of exercise.

As the dance classes gained momentum, the dancers’ enthusiasm fueled the creation of the Bulgarian Folk Dance Ensemble “Lyush”. Highly regarded, Lyush has been developing and performing regularly for its diverse Dallas audience since the fall of 2008.

More details you can find here.



Bulgarian Elementary School "Vassil Aprilov"

school_160.jpgBACC “Bulgare” opened the first Bulgarian school in Texas with classes in Bulgarian language and literature, Bulgarian history and geography for first through eleventh grade, using the adapted curriculum by the Bulgarian Ministry of Education for children of Bulgarian citizens abroad. 

The school opened doors on October 4, 2009, and is currently accepting children between 6 and 18 years of age.

More details about the school and how to sign up you can find here .


Bulgarian Library at BACC "Bulgare"

 library_160.jpgIn honor of Bulgaria’s literary contribution to humanity, the cultural center is in the process of opening a library with books, music and movies in Bulgarian.

We have already received several book donations and are working on bringing them to Dallas.

More information about the project you can find here.


Festivals, Concerts and Celebrations

The Bulgarian Association and Cultural Center "Bulgare" is dedicated to presenting and promoting Bulgarian culture and traaditions through various events, including festivals, concerts and celebrations, as a significant part of Bulgarian traditions and culture are related to celebrations and festivities. 

Here is a list of some annual events where BACC Bulgare presents Bulgarian traditional music, dance or other performing arts on a regular basis:

  • Dallas Travel & Adventure Show (in January, annually)
  • Bulgarian Food Festival, Addison, TX (in April, annually)
  • WorldFest, Addison, TX (in October, annually)
  • Texas State Fair, Dallas, TX (in September, annually)
  • Bazaar days, Addison, TX (in May, annually)
  • Internaional days in various universities (usually in the spring, annually)
  • Celebration of Bulgarian Liberation Day (March 3rd, annually)
  • Celebration of Bulgarian Literacy and culture (May 24th, annually)
  • Thanksgiving concert (around Thanksgiving day, annually)
  • New Year's Eve Celebration (New Year's Eve, annually)


BACC "Bulgare" also focuses on bringing to North Tesax authentic artists and performers from Bulgaria and other parts of the world. In recent years, the list of such performers include:

  • Vasko Krapkata US and Canada Tour (2017)
  • Kalin Popov, Ilya Pepelanov and Simeon Galabov in "Do Not Bet on the Brits" (2017)
  • Asen Blatechki & Kalin Vratchanski in "Emigranti" (2017)
  • Donka Koleva with"Trakiiska Troika" (from Bulgaria) (2016)
  • "Tonika-Domini" (from Bulgaria) (2015)
  • The Fondation (from Bulgaria) (2014)
  • Duet "Riton"(from Bulgaria)
  • Orlin Goranov and Kristina Dimitrova (from Bulgaria) (2013)
  • Theodosii Spassov - kaval virtuoso and Grammy award winner (from Bulgaria) (2009)
  • Theodosii Spassov Folk Project band - Peyo Peev, Ivan Goergiev, Petar Milanov, Genadii Rashkov (from Bulgaria) (2011)
  • Dessy Dobreva - singer, musician and performer (from Bulgaria) (2009)
  • Poly Paskova - traditional folk singer (from Bulgaria) 
  • Kabile - traditional Bulgarian wedding band (from New York and Bulgaria)
  • Svetlana Atanassova - Bulgarian theater actress (from Boston, MA)
  • Peter Petrov - choreographer and traditional folklore dancer (from Boston, MA)
  • Daniela Ivanova - traditional folklore dancer (from Seattle, WA)
  • Kal - a traditional roma band from the Balkans


Last, but not least, BACC "Bulgare" is also dedicated to supporting local artists in visual and performing arts, and has helped present Bulgarian artists and performers from the area like: 

  • Rock band "BZ4" (a.k.a. "Bialo Zeleno Cherveno") with Ivan Lefterov, Martin Lefterov, Ilian Georgiev, Yosif Pilov and Chavdar Shumenski
  • Violin player Violeta Trapcheva-Fane
  • Accordion player Ivo Cocomanski
  • Local painter Antoaneta Hillman and
  • Local painter Mincho Petkov
  • Ivan Ivanov (violine master, fine art, wood carving) 


Sponsors and Contributors  

Ultima Real Estate / Deniz Yalmaz

Real estate consulting and investments

Website: www.IntelRealty.com

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Phone: (817) 233-0249


Globus Realty / Victor Taushanov

„Your Outstanding Real Estate Solution“

Real estate investments and rentals

Website: www.globusrealtyusa.com

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Phone: (214) 697-6797


KE & MVA / Krum Arsov

Construction services, residential remodeling, custom cabinets

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Phone: (469) 358-9488


Falchion Publications / Julieta & Brad Reynolds

An online project for literature, poetry, art, movies and theater, culture, fashion and travel,

attracting international team of contributors, with the mission of building bridges between

cultures, genres and styles, and promoting art in any form.  

Website: www.falchionpub.com

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Phone: (214) 244-9645


TXU Energy / Albena Stoeva


Annonymos & American Charities


SDS Architecture / Martina &Sergio De Los Santos

Architectural services – commercial projects

Website: www.SDSArchitecture.com

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Phone: (214) 906-2327


Stanimir Stanev 


The Bulgarian Association and Cultural Center “Bulgare” was established to serve the local community and will continue to play its role in preserving and promoting Bulgarian culture and traditions.


You can support us in our mission in several different ways:

- You can become a member

- You can volunteer and donate yor time

- You can make a donation (and save your time)

- You can donate your books in Bulgarian to help build our library

- You can simply visit our next event and enjoy it!


Thank you again!

Expect more news soon!


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