Bulgaria is a relatively small interritory, but it contains many musical folklore regions. People have get different customs and costumes, talk different, dialects, sing different songs, play different instruments and play different folk dances in these regions.
According to the legend in the Rhodope Mountains lived the Thracian poet and musician Orpheus. With his unusual songs hetamed the wild animals and made the nature listen a attentively to his music.
The Rhodopes melody is vibrant sweeping andendearing. The style of the Middle Rhodopes is thepurest where the folk song sounds undyingly even to this day.
Valya Balkanska song "Izlel Delyu rebel" is an occasion for national pride, its record has beenincluded in the Golden Record since 1977 into space by two U.S. Voyager spacecrafts.
The folk music of Thrace is beautiful and expressive.Its musical folklore is rich and diverse. Calmness and beauty sounds in its folk songs, in the tunes of its wooden flutes.
The region of the Strandja mountain has got itstypical sounding in the songs and especially in the dance folklore..
Many of the folk danced in this region have got a ritualistic character. They involve a barefoot dance on smouldering embers, performed by nestinari.
The ethnographical region of the Pirin Mountains is situated in south-western Bulgaria.The Bulgarian folk dances are under influence of thedances of the neighbour peoples or their settlers on the territory of Bulgaria.
Many of the dances inthis region trace their origin to Aegean andVardar Macedonia, for example.
In character, temperament, language, and in the folktraditional the shopps (peasants of the Sofia district) are guite different from the Thracians.
The jocular with quick temperament, witty and resourceful shopp has created musical folklore that corresponds to his qualities.
The Dobrudja It is characterized occupies the with its rich and north-eastern various musicalpart of Bulgaria. folklore.
The Dobrudja dances have got specific style of their own, which is characterized with good mood, with the participation of the both arms and shoulders. The Dobrudja folk dances are closed, is semicircle or straight ruchenitsa.