Bulgarian Voices Trio

Their reinterpretations of ancient songs tell old time tales of sweet or forbidden love, horses and wild mountains, potent wine, pepper planting, the moon holding secrets, and the sun falling in love with a beautiful girl and her song.

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Bulgarian born, New York City based Vlada Tomova, known for her “phenomenal acrobatic vocalizations” (Boston Globe) joins with the dynamic vocalists Valentina Kvasova (Russia) and Shelley Thomas (U.S.) to present the Bulgarian Voices Trio. The three women weave together traditional Bulgarian village styles with artfully arranged a cappella songs to reveal the disarming power and intimacy of the unaccompanied voice. Joyous, mysterious, mournful, exuberant, mesmerizing melodies; rich, unusual harmonies; and peculiar, odd rhythms come together to shimmer, intrigue, and delight the ear.

Vlada Tomonova Bulgarian Voices Trio

Resurrecting ancient Bulgarian and Cossack folk songs, these three women from Bulgaria, Russia and the U.S. breathe new life into complex harmonies. Faithful to tradition, yet with a uniquely rich and balanced pitch, their voices reach across cultures and generations, transcending the confines of time and place into the realm of pure vocal triumph.