Bulgaria’s National Pride

All Around This World -- Eastern Europe featuring Bulgaria

This week in our online class we visit Bulgaria, a Southeastern European nation that has a millennium-long, cyclical history of ruling Southeastern Europe by force, eventually succumbing to stronger empires, struggling against those powers to achieve independence, then building up to start the whole series of events again. Today Bulgaria isn’t exactly rallying its military to conquer the continent, but in one way it does rule the world — Bulgarian rhythms and “open-throat” vocals are unlike any other music, anywhere. We’ll meet some of Bulgaria’s best over the course of the week.