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Latino rhythms at Asenevtsi Monument

news_13592_556312789del padreTwo internationally-renowned musicians – Roberto Quintero and Juan Garcia-Herreros – are to visit Veliko Tarnovo where they will perform a concert alongside the Bulgarian group – Banda Del Padre. The show will take place on 10th August, from 9 pm, at Asenevtsi Monument.

Robert Quintero has played with some of the biggest names in rumba, salsa and Latino-jazz genres – Eddie Palmieri, Cachao, Gerardo Rosales, Richard Bona as well as Mark Anthony. He has won 2 Grammy awards and also has another nomination.

Juan Garcia-Herreros, also known as “The Snow Owl”, is a native born Colombian Bassist & Composer, notable for his virtuoso musicianship and for his use of a customised 6-stringed Electric Contrabass Guitar. He plays a variety of genres – jazz, funk, salsa, ethno and Latino. He has played alongside Al Jarreau, Shakira, Kristina Aguilera and Elton John.

Banda Del Padre was created 3 years ago and is the only Bulgarian group for Spanish and Fusion genres in Bulgaria.

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Open air cinema tomorrow night in Veliko Tarnovo

The_Lesson_(2014_Bulgarian_film)Tomorrow, 4th August, the Summer Theatre in Marno Pole Park will host a one-off projection of the 2014 Bulgarian movie Urok (The Lesson), directed by Christina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov. It is one of the most awarded Bulgarian flicks for the last 25 year, having won 12 awards and being nominated for another 7 at various international film festivals. Maybe your Bulgarian is not so good but still you can savour the atmosphere and enjoy a niece movie under the starry skies. Entrance is free.

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Second Honey Fest in Elena

During last year’s festival

The second Honey feast in the town of Elena will take place on July, 25th (Saturday) from 10.30 am at the town’s square. Many folklore singers and musicians as well as dance formations will take part in the celebrations. Visitors will hear interesting facts about honey, honey products and bees. They will also be presented with the opportunity to taste different types of honey – linden, acacia, honey dew and thistle. Continue Reading

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Bloom into summer with Yoga

dharmaYoga is in full bloom here in Veliko Tarnovo as the summer months bring Yoga Dharma to the beautiful mountain region of Vonesta Voda.  They have two options to enjoy your yoga practice here in Bulgaria.  Choose a themed holiday or opt for a more personalised yoga retreat with a smaller group.
Start your day with a stimulating yoga practice whetting your appetite for a freshly prepared breakfast which includes fresh juice made from the orchard.

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Yantra Loop delivers for Hotnitsa Velos

11403409_1022734274411677_3017892588909119276_nA cracking ride for the HOTNITSA VELOS who cycled in stunning weather last Sunday July 5th through fields of sunflowers, empty roads (except for the odd mule cart or goat herder).  They even found some gnarly off roading along side the River Yantra – not for the faint hearted.

Love exploring your local areas on a bike and feeling connected to the landscape, then join the VELOS on their weekly jaunt – everyone is welcome.  They like to create a bit of a stir in the villages, especially when stopping for midway caffeine fixes.

bikeTheir next big ride is in the Stara Planina foothills later in the summer and details will be posted on their FB page HOTNITSA VELOS.  A keen cyclist or just a novice get in touch and explore Veliko Tarnovo under your own steam – literally.

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A Yoga Union in Veliko Tarnovo

Becoming stronger as a team ASHTANGA YOGA VELIKO TARNOVO and YOGA CLUB BREATHE have joined forces to spread the love of yoga around Veliko Tarnovo.  The main studio is based on Ulitsa (street) Nish, just off Bulgaria Boulevard 29, but other venues are used around the surrounding areas. They offer weekly evening and weekend yoga classes including ashtanga yoga, vinyasa flow yoga, hatha yoga and homeopathy sessions.  They also organise events with guest teachers and have recently joined in the biggest yoga event of 2015, both here in Bulgaria and also in the UK – (International yoga day which was held on June 21st).

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