Meet the Band: An Evening with Zdravets

Thursday, October 8
7:00-8:30pm EDT

Online via Zoom

Zdravets, aka “Boston’s friendly neighborhood Bulgarian band,” has been performing traditional music from Bulgaria (and some of her neighbors) since 1989. Band members play a variety of instruments, mostly traditional, but also some modern instruments. Zdravets brings you the whole gamut – instrumental music, unaccompanied voices, and the full ensemble combining instruments with voices!

Current members of Zdravets are Chaya Bromberg, Dean Brown, Bennett Clifford, Martha Forsyth, Ralph Iverson, David Skidmore, Dana Sussman, Patrick Yacono, and Janet Yeracaris.

About the group’s name: zdravets is a wild mountain geranium whose aromatic leaves stay fresh and green all winter. Zdravets is beloved by Bulgarians, to whom it symbolizes all that is healthy and long-lasting.

In this online session with the members of Zdravets, we will explore some of the instruments, personal histories that led members into playing this kind of music, growing zdravets (the plant) at home, and much more. Where do they find new songs and tunes? You’ll have plenty of opportunity to ask questions, and we’ll see where the conversation takes us!

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Please donate generously to FAC and help us through this period of social distancing when all of our events are postponed. We suggest a $10 minimum for attending this workshop but any and all contributions will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for supporting the Folk Arts Center of New England!

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