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Khetanes Juniors Bulgaria liked Jaap van Beelen's blog post Short introduction.
Jun 29, 2014
Stoimen replied to Jaap van Beelen's discussion Roma Muscians from Kotel, Bulgaria - Mladen Malakov in the group MUSIC, Major Group
"Dear Jaap, In 2012 we prepared an application for funds from the EU, it was called "Face the Music", a saying with a double meaning. What we planned, were concerts all over Europe, to prove the huge contribution of Roma to its…"
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Angel Ribkata and Zlaten Bend from Kotel, Bulgaria

"Prachtig, Jaap! Klarinet is sowieso een schitterend instrument! Fijn dat het gelukt is een video op de site te plaatsen!"
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Angel Ribkata and Zlaten Bend from Kotel, Bulgaria

Angel Ribkata "playing" with his clarinet, than start to assemble a "zurna" made up of a a piece of water hose, water pipe with holes and old lamp socket wit...
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Jun 5, 2014
Stoimen replied to Jaap van Beelen's discussion Roma musicians from Kotel, Bulgaria in the group MUSIC, Major Group
"Dear Jaap, Thank you very much for this interesting information! Maybe you can invite a few musicians on this site and support them with the English, if necessary. I am aware of the fact that only a relatively small number of Bulgarian Roma…"
Jun 2, 2014
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Roma musicians from Kotel, Bulgaria

Kotel, a small town in the eastern Balkan mountains, was and still is one of the cradles of Bulgarian Gypsy music and famous for its musicians. They descend from noble families of Gypsies with a long musical tradition venerated in the whole of Bulgaria. They keep the memory for their origin from the region of Kotel; they maintain the relations with other Drindari. (see details scientific article from 1915 by Prof. Petulengro, (bad scan)…See More
Jun 2, 2014
Jaap van Beelen left a comment for Carol Silverman
"Dear Carol, we met tonight at the bal of NUFI in Kotel. When you are interested in gypsy (as they prefare to say "Cigani") music life in Kotel (as well as Bulgarian narodno, Karakachan and Alivit) please lets stay in contact. Поздрави от…"
May 25, 2014
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Apr 16, 2014
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At the garden of my house in Kotel, the day I became 65...
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ROMA RIGHTS, Major Group

ROMA RIGHTS justly offers resources to promote Roma integration in public health care, housing, schools, employment, politics, administration, etc. as a method to address segregation and facilitate equity.Proposed projects:a. Identies integration models/pilots for health care, housing, schools, employment, etc.b. Implements integration models/pilots for health care, housing, schools, employment, etc.Coordinators: Niko RergoSee More
Apr 16, 2014

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Artist? Writer? Musician? Media? Other
Music producer, Choreographer, Cultural tourism
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http://www.gokotel.com
Who invited you ?
Els de Groen
Contact details:
beelenj@gmail.com
BG: 088-2255499
NL: 06-24617333

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Short introduction.

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 15:40 0 Comments

I'm a Dutchmen, since 7 years living and working in the small Bulgarian town of Kotel. Kotel is the craddle of Bulgarian gypsy music all over 100 years! Still here are living more than 200 musicians from famous families like Malakovi, Pamukovi, Lambovi, Bodurovi, just to name a few...

From profession I am a former publisher for legal and government publications aswell as choreographer specialised in folk dance and crossover with modern dance.

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At 13:15 on April 16, 2014, Stoimen said…

Dear Jaap,

Warm welcome on Khetanes! We kindly invite you to join the groups Dance and Music. And perhaps you like some of the other groups also. Feel free to join and comment or post photos and videos.

Under the Who is Who tab you will find the others. We will soon come back to you with suggestions regarding other active members, in Bulgaria and elsewhere.

Please, add a photo or logo in your profile!

Kindest regards,

Els

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