“As She Sings” is a musical project and cultural journey that has never been shown before. The project unites artists who have their roots in the Yiddish, Frisian, Bulgarian and Roma culture. # Together they will make a concert which will be presented on two stages - in Leeuwarden in 2018 on 22 November and in Plovdiv in 2019 (on 1 August at the open air stage at Stefan Stambolov Sq at 7pm with free entry) - in the years in which every city holds the title European Capital of Culture.

On July 31, 2019 at 7pm at SKLAD at 16 Ekzarh Yosif Str, 4th floor left, will be held an open discussion with a topic 'The Female Power and the Role of Women in Different Cultures.' Participants in the discussion are the singers Lucette van den Berg, Maria Pasheva, and Ginka Tser. Translation in Bulgarian will be provided. Free entry! 

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The singers involved in the project represent different cultures:

  • Lucette van den Berg - singer and initiator of the project “As She sings”. She represents the Yiddish culture. Lucette is one of the leading voices of the new generation of Yiddish singers. She has performed in theaters, concert halls and festivals in Europe and North America. As she sings is one of the special music projects Lucette develops within the programme of Leeuwarden 2018.
  • Maria Pasheva will present the Bulgarian culture in the project. She is a famous performer of folk songs from the region of Strandja and Thracia. She graduated from Philip Koutev Music School in the town of Kotel. The singer has many international performances and has been vocalist of several traditional orchestras.
  • Ginka Tser is the singer who will present the Roma culture. Her vocal capabilities have a wide range - Ginka performs excellently both Roma songs and Bulgarian folk music. She has many years of professional experience and is one of the well-known performers of songs from the region of Rhodope mountain.

“As She Sings” is a project of Plovdiv 2019 in partnership with the Yiddish Waves Foundation.

More about the project - at as-she-sings.com.

Media for the project - explore-the-north.nl/en/act/yiddish-waves-as-she-sings.

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