The Friends of the Wellfleet Library Present "Balkan E Boston”

May 18th in Wellfleet
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Musicians Petar Dimitrov, Elena Mancheva, and Zoran Matich bring the music of Bulgaria, Serbia, and beyond with a concert, which will be accompanied by special guest John Thomas. The group focuses on the rhythmic melodies and rich cultural heritage of the Balkan regions. Free.

Petar Dimitrov is a graduate of the National Music School “Filip Kutev” in Kotel. Elena Mancheva is a graduate of the Academy of Music, Dance, and Fine Arts in Plovdiv. Zoran Matich plays music in the United States, England, Italy and China. John Thomas has traveled to Bulgaria twice and recently presented his piano concert debut on September 2018 at the Pearl Festival in Primorsko on the Black Sea coast.

 Elena Mancheva: “I lived in Provincetown for seven years, and I still consider it my home. I am lucky to be part of the wonderful Provincetown community. I feel at home here, because I can perform music of Bulgaria and share my culture and feel accepted, appreciated and celebrated for it.”

 Zoran Matich: “There are very few places where different cultures blend into one mix and create a unique appearance and feeling and where, regardless of nationality, gender, color, age or background, this mix produces a genuine cultural expression, different from the individual environments and backgrounds of the people participating. One place where this happens is Provincetown with its genuine diversity on all levels and its ability to attract people. No matter where people come from, they all say the same thing: ‘This town is different from anything I’ve seen before.’ As a musician I have the feeling that in Provincetown we experience genuine music without borders.”

John Thomas: “I enjoy using my styles of piano and composition to create interesting variations of traditional folklore music of Bulgaria. I feel full of life when I play this music. I continue to learn and exchange musical ideas with musicians as we combine our traditional styles and create something new and interesting. My great affection for Bulgarian music and culture and people continues to grow. The music of our world is for all of us to experience and to share and to create.”


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