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The new release "Passing with the Time" makes an interesting accent in the catalogue of Gega New. The CD includes songs which are popular and loved by listeners, and have been recorded close to the original works - by using voice without accompaniment, or only one instrument, or voice and instrument. The programme is a result of a two-years' work by Milen Slavov, who is composer, music producer, accordionist and has been living in the USA since 1997. Milen Slavov taught at the California University of Los Angeles and has twice received Performing Arts Fellowships in Music Composition; from the California Arts Council, and the Mississippi Arts Commission. The programme also contains the performance of Zhivka Papancheva - a singer, who has also been living in the USA for some years now and takes part in all concerts of Milen Salvov. Some other colleagues of his from Bulgaria are also featured - Petyo Kostadinov (who is at present soloist of the Bulgarian National Radio Folk Orchestra), Lyuben Dossev (who currently teaches at the Academy of Music and Dance Arts in Plovdiv, and is also conductor of Ensemble Trakia's Orchestra), and Teodor Dimitrov.
The release stresses especially on the ancient vocal and instrumental performance, reminiscent of the unique and authentic Bulgarian folklore style.


Recorded in MS Music Agency Studio, USA, 2001-2003


  • Track Listing

    [1] Petur kulelo djalashe - voice with arrangement 3'00''
    [2] Kulibare - gaida 1'51''
    [3] Ginkinata - kaval 3'12''
    [4] U Nedini ravni dvori - gudulka 2'51''
    [5] Snoshti sum, male, sidjala - voice and gudulka 2'20''
    [6] Dimcho le, gaidardziiche le - voice 1'47''
    [7] Sitno hodi, Nedo - gaida 2'14''
    [8] Stanka na dvori sedeshe - gudulka 1'49''
    [9] Prez gora vurvjaha - voice 1'18''
    [10] Pustono ludo i mlado - kaval 2'07''
    [11] Selo, selo - gudulka 1'34''
    [12] Panju Pashata - voice and gaida 2'21''
    [13] Ginkinata - voice 1'59''
    [14] Bjala Stana - gaida 2'15''
    [15] Proviknal se Deli Dimo - gudulka 2'16''
    [16] Kulibare - voice and kaval 2'00''
    [17] Kitka ot dve pesni - gudulka 2'18''
    [18] Ja kazhi, kazhi, Kalino - gaida 1'31''
    [19] Dimu si varka konetu - voice 1'13''
    [20] Vurvi mi, konche - voice and gaida 1'59''
    [21] Baino mi sa, ljube le, pozakani - kaval 2'28''
    [22] Bulku Elenku - gudulka 1'53''
    [23] Zasvirili mi sa dor tri mi gaidi - voice and accordion 2'59''
    DDD 49'15''
  • Performed by

    Milen Slavov (accordion), Zhivka Papancheva (vocals), Petyo Kostadinov (gaida), Lyuben Dossev (kaval), Teodor Dimitrov (gadulka)

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