Dance with Kabile Bulgarian Band

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Sponsored by Beaver Folk Dancing and the Folk Dance Council of the Delaware Valley


The Kabile Bulgarian Band is comprised of Ivan Handzhiev (accordion and vocals), Dzhenko Andreev (gaida),  Nikolay Doctorov (kaval), Nikolai Kolev (gadulka) and Donka Koleva (vocals). We last saw them in our area in July, 2007 at Peggy's barn, and again at Beaver Folk Dancing in September, 2008, and again in September, 2010. If you came to any of those events, you'll want to come again.

Kabile Bulgarian Band was formed in 1978 and became one of the most popular bands in Thrace. Based in the city of Yambol, the group took its name from the village of Kabile, where they performed one of their earliest gigs. The group specialized in performing native music on traditional village instruments, resulting in an acoustic experience quite different from that played on Western instruments influenced by American jazz. This form of Bulgarian wedding music has attracted worldwide attention and scholarship for its incredible virtuosity and musicianship. During its heyday, the band played almost every weekend at weddings, baptisms and cultural festivals in Thrace. Collectively they form one of the most respected ensembles in Bulgarian Thrace.

7:30 - 10:00 pm
General admission: $12
Regular Beaver Folk Dancers and Folk Dance Council Members: $10


Info:  Susan Anderson, 610-688-3284,

Ricci Dichter,