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18 female folk singers from Bulgaria. The singers represent different regions of the country and have been selected to join the choir by numerous castings.

Biography
Cosmic Voices from Bulgaria are one of the most popular bulgarian Folk Choirs today, the choir was founded in 1994 by the producer Emil Minev and conducter Vania Moneva. Today this unique choir includes 18 female singers carefully selected by numoereous castings in different regions in Bulgaria. The characteristic sound of the singers is typical for the Balkan culture. The choir has released its first CD "The Choice" in 1994. Since then followed Jazz festival in Split - Croatia, Concert tours in Italy, Canada, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Holland, Belgium, tour in Austria - Voice mania Acappella Festival, Klangwolke Music Festival in Linz, and concerts in the two bigest cathidrals in Vienna, Festival in Budva - Montenegro, Concert at NATO base in Sarajevo,tour in Israel, Concert for the UN Mission in Vienna, Jazz festival Apolonia in Sozopol, Bulgaria, Concerts in Chisinau - Moldova and opening the European Musical Festival in Sofia, Bulgaria.
The choir has worked on numerous CDs productions with internationally acclaimed artists such as Vesselina Kasarova - BMG Classic/Red Seal - her CD with Cosmic Voices "Bulgarian Soul" earned the ECHO Award in 2004, Christian Kolonovits, Ikuko Kawai - JVC Victor Japan, Yoko Kanno - JVC Victor Japan. Documentation-Films for Cosmic Voices from Bulgaria were shown on international channel such as ARTE, ZDF ( Germany), the english composer Howard Goodall made a presentation for the choir on Channel 4 - U.K. Cosmic Voices recorded also some music for the Italian Film Production of "NOMAD II 2005", music by Carlo Siglotto and the japanese cartoon - "KIBA", music by Jun Miyake.

The two volumes of "Bulgarian Choral Folk Songs" belong definately to the biggest musical achievments of this unique choir - not only because they have been incredibly arranged by the composer Krassimir Kyurkchiyski, but because the Bulgarian Folk Music is a real musical treasure making a cross over between the european musical tradition and the east-european one,collecting in itself numerous cultural and ancient Balkan tribe influences - Thracians, Great - Bulgarian Tribes and the ones of the Slavonic Tribes. Cosmic Voices of Bulgaria is surely the best export cultural project of Bulgaria today and a real delight for the years. Two new CD releases - "Bulgarian Choral Folk Songs - Vol.1 and Vol.2" by "Cosmic Voices from Bulgaria" are already available on www.itunes.com

Website
http://www.cosmicvoices.net
http://www.bulgarianmusic.net

Discography
Mehmetio - Intuition Music, 2000

Song to fly - CD by Yoko Kanno and Cosmic Voices from Bulgaria - JVC Japan

Bulgarian Soul (with Superstar Vesselina Kasarova) - BMG Classic, International ECHO AWARD 2004.

The European Hymns - acappella, 2006, an EU project CD for the Bulgarian Government

Jewish Songs - KVZ Music, 2006

Orthodox Chant - KVZ Music, 2006

New CD releases:

Bulgarian Choral Folk Songs, vol.1 and vol.2,
KVZ Music, 2007

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