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Spanish group Chambao opens summer festive season in Veliko Tarnovo

musicThe Spanish group Chambao opens the summer festive season in Veliko Tarnovo. Chambao is a flamenco-electronic band from Malaga, known for a Flamenco Chill sound that fuses flamenco sounds with electronic music. The name of the band is taken from an improvised form of beach tent that is constructed as a means of sheltering from the wind and sun.

It took only a few years for the band to capture fans’ hearts all over the world. The music performed by the musician is charged with love for life, emotions, human desires and weaknesses and the power to overcome all hardships. Chambao enchants its audience at each of its concerts.

The band is going to perform live on June, 7th at the Summer theatre at Marno Pole Park. The show starts at 9 pm. Tickets cost from 20 to 60 lv and can be bought from the Tourist information centre, near the Post Office and also on-line.

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Aerial tramway in Veliko Tarnovo?

tramArchitecture students from Sofia have made a suggestion for the Veliko Tarnovo Municipality to install an aerial tramway over Yantra River. They believe that the town is very suitable for a cable car due to its unique natural setting. It will be used for a means of public transportation but also as a tourist attraction. The aerial lift will span over Yantra River and will connect the Old Town with a point across the river, near the Stambolov Bridge. Spectacular views of Asenevtsi Monument, Sveta Gora Hill and the tiered houses on the opposite bank of the river will be revealed from the air. The students also envisage bright lights to illuminate the river banks and the transformation of old street phones into electronic tourist guides. We are yet to see if these projects are to be realized.

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Jorge Bucay and his son Demián meet book-reading fans in Veliko Tarnovo

Jorge Bucay is a psychotherapist and writer from Argentina. His books have sold more than 2 million copies around the world, and have been translated into more than seventeen languages.

The world’s best-selling author will visit Veliko Tarnovo for the first time. On June, 11th he will present his long anticipated book 20 steps forward (20 Pasos Hacia Adelante) and will meet book-reading fans. He will be accompanied by his son Demián Bucay who’s also a writer.

It will be Demián’s first visit to Bulgaria, while his father has already been here on three occasions – in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Both authors will have a joint premier under the motto Let them tell us during which they will present their new works.

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796 high-school seniors will walk a red carpet by Assenevtsi monument

May 24th is the Bulgarian Education and Culture, and Slavic Script Day. It is a widely celebrated public holiday. Besides honouring the deed of the brothers Cyril and Methodius, founders of the Cyrillic Alphabet, students’ graduation balls are also organized on this date. Graduation proms in Bulgaria are traditionally held in May, mainly on the 23rd, 24th or 25th, after finishing exams.

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Shopska salata – the Taste of Europe

The Bulgarian Shopska salata has no rivalry in the A Taste of Europe contest, organized by the European Parliament on its Facebook page; the competition features traditional recipes from the EU member countries. Everyone can cast their vote for one of the 28th national dishes. A taste of Europe is part of the efforts of the European Parliament to stimulate high turnout.

So far our traditional salad holds the first place with 14061 votes. The Cold beet soup from Lithuania is second with 2199; Romania’s Sweet cabbage rolls are currently third with 993 likes.

The goal of the European Parliament is to turn the European Elections into a celebration and show that the Old Continent is proud with its cultural diversity. The voting continues till 25th May, the date of the European Elections.

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