Iliana Bozhanova and Todor Yankov

Traditions of the Rose Valley (March 2022)

audio download, PDF download, video download

aired March 19, 2022

Syllabi:  $10
Music:  $15
Videos:  $25
Music and syllabi:  $25
Music, syllabi, and videos:  $40


SKU: OL-031922-BOZHAN Category:


Digital files for six dances from Iliana and Todor’s presentation.

  • Syllabi: $10
  • Music: $18
  • videos: $25
  • Music & syllabi: $25
  • Music, syllabi, and videos:  $40

Dances included

  1. Shirokolashko horo
  2. Dosmanovata
  3. Povlekana
  4. Vangelia
  5. Yovino
  6. Sobrali mi se nabrali

About Iliana and Todor:

lliana Bozhanova lives in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. She comes from a family of musicians and singers in Southern Thrace. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from the Academy of Music and Dance Art in Plovdiv. Iliana is the Dance program coordinator for the annual Bulgarian Folk Music and Dance Seminar at the Music Academy in Plovdiv. Since 1995, Iliana has been teaching Bulgarian folk dances and songs in all over the world. She has worked as a choreographer with a number of ensembles, and has taught at most major U.S. dance camps.

Todor Yankov (accordion) grew up in the Rhodopi Mountains and now lives in Plovdiv. Todor began to play gaida, like his father, a well-known gaida player in the area, then he took up kaval at age 10 and accordion at age 16.  Not only a well-respected instrumentalist, Todor is also a noted singer. For many years he played with the Hisar folk orchestra and has been the accordionist for several folk dance ensembles.

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