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Radio stations from Europe and Asia to participate in the 1st Discovery International radio contest

For the first time the International pop-rock – jazz fest “Discovery 2014 ” includes in its program a very ambitious idea – implementation of international radio contest. 21 selected compositions involved in the category for best song in the competition on May 18 in DT ” Stoyan Bachvarov ” in Varna, will sound a week before the start of the festival on the air nearly 10 countries. These include stations in Slovakia , Spain , Azerbaijan, Russia, Ukraine and Bulgaria. The compositions are by authors from 18 countries -style pop, dance, rock, jazz and soul. The launch of the International Radio Competition for the song “Discovery 2014 ” was given by the Russian radio Goldstar (Moscow ), where the songs are already in rotation. You can hear them and vote for their favorite compositions at http://r-goldstar.ru/discovery/. The first broadcast of the songs on Bulgarian radio...

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Jazz master class with Alexandrina Simeon

Alexandrina Simeon is a Bulgarian composer and jazz singer, living since many years in Augsburg, Germany. Not only her music appears between the worlds. Born into a family of musicians – both parents are orchestral musicians. After taking an education in classical violin and singing, she deepened her studies into jazz singing, visiting classes of Harriet Lewis and Karen Edwards at the conservatory in Munich. Very soon she became a solo singer in different jazz and big bands, as well as in gospel ensembles and soul bands. Her most expressive voice can be heard not only with local bands, but also on international stages in Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Bulgaria and in TV-Productions of ZDF or BR (German TV channels). She participated in several CD-productions of different type of styles. Since 2010 she has her own jazz band, the Alexandrina Simeon Quintett. Here she appears...

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The Spanish Zebenzui Martin took the first prize in the Discovery 2013 Best singer contest

The first prize in the Best singer contest went to Spain. This year’s winner’s name is Zebenzui Martin. On the stage the Sapnish showed preference for opera. With his exceptional singing talent he impressed the audience with his performances in Andrea Bocelli style. Zebenzui Martin comes from the Spanish island of Tenerife. He started singing in the school choir. In 2009, almost by accident, he headed to the opera and won in the island’s popular music program “I want to be like Pepe.” He is also winner in the “Voice of the Atlantic.” Only a few months ago the Spanish presented the show “Minutes of fame” and won second place. In Varna he the first prize in the Best singer contest with the song “It’s always music.” Other awards in the competition for the best singer of “Discovery 2013”: 2nd place – Yannis Lemezis, Latvia...

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La Cricca won the Discovery 2013 song contest with the song Uniqua

The Italian pop rock band LA CRICCA is the big winner in the Discovery International Pop Music Festival 2013 in Varna with the song Uniqua. The Italians showed good rock and a compelling stage presence and original music. In Varna, the group presented two songs from its new album “SOMEHOW”, which is characterized by the use of elements from different musical styles – rock, rave, R & B and ragtime. The band gathered four years ago, after the musicians decided to abandon their work with famous Italian stars of the rock scene. For years Andrea Bonomo has written lyrics for many of the songs of Eros Ramazzotti, but he choose to follow an independent path and along with the bass guitarist Lalo Visconti and the drummer Paolo Bianchi created LA CRICCA. Later they were joined by guitarist Ruben Vadjo. Andrea Bonomo, lead singer of LA CRICCA:...

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Matteo Macchioni, the new Bocelli, comes to Discovery

One of the most promising opera voices of Italy, the tenor Matteo Macchioni, will be among the special guests of the International Music Festival “Discovery”.  The young opera singer, who chose the Varna Festival stage for the start of his world tour dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the birth of Verdi, will offer ot the Varna audience classical repertoire and performance of original songs in the pop/opera style. Bulgarian audience will be among the first to hear the previously unpublished data from two works of Giuseppe Verdi – “Credo” and “Capriccio” that the great Italian opera composer has written for bassoon and orchestra in the early years of its creation, in 1837. The manuscripts were discovered by Gaia Baresi Verdi – a descendant of the great maestro and archivist of the Catholic Diocese Fidentsa, Don Amos Aimi. In Italy, Matteo Macchioni is called “New...

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Nikolay Manolov, winner of Discovery Best Singer Contest 2012 with recital

Nikolay Manolov, the winner of Disocvery 2012 Best singer contest will have a recital this year. The Bulgarian singer was bom In 1989 In Gorna Oryahovttsa. For the last 10 years he has given sob recitals at concerts in Grace, Romania, Serbia, Macedonia, Turkey and Lithuania. He has participated In several festivals. He considers the most special In his career the two songs produced by Ull Ivanova, the Prlma of the Bulgarian pop music. He presented the song Better at the Bulgarian Eurovision Song Contest and reached the third place. In 2010 he was the Bulgarian participant at Ihe NewWave International Song Contest In Jurmala, Latvia. The same year he was Invtted to celebrate Istanbul – European Capital of Culture with solo recital.  ...

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Lot Lorien from the Middle Earth to Discovery

The Bulgarian musical formation Lot Lorien combines the traditions of Bulgarian and foreign folk music with classical music and modern trends in jazz and progressive rock. Music critics give various names to their style – ethno jazz/ world fusion/progressive rock, and the group can boast a very diverse audience – ranging from fans of jazz, blues, classical music and folklore  to progressive rock, folk and heavy metal. The group was created in 1996 by Kiril Georgiev (guitar, lyrics, compositions), Zlatomir Valtchev (drums, percussion) and Peter Paul (bass). After many experiments and change into composition were joined Bora Petkova (vocals) and Galina Koycheva (violin), and later technical team formed  Alexander Kinov (sound engineer) and Yassen Kazandjiev (manager web admin). As fans of the English writer John Tolkin, they decided to borrow the name from his work on Middle Earth (the place where developed stories in “The...

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Shilton – guest singer at Discovery 2013

Behind the pseudonym Shilton stays Ivan Dimov –  singer, composer and producer in Euro dance music. His debut recording was the first dance remix rights of Bulgarian pop / rock song,  it’s the hit of Kiora “I believe in you” in 1993. In the nineties he has made ​​songs in different compilations, and in 2001 the video for the track Let’s Fly is broadcasted in many TV shows and music. In 2007, at Discovery festival Shilton got a recital with his project Index One. Over the past two years Shilton works together with DJ Rossko. As  result of this cooperation are released the two titles Flame and Don’t Stop Your Dreams as singles and included in compilations of German DMN Records and Rarebird International. The new production of Shilton‘s Hart Remix of Flame. http://www.musicspace.bg/pop/shilton_flame_hart_remix...

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