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Kitka / Varimezova, Tzvetanka – “Sanctuary a Cathedral Concert” – [Diaphonica]

humana   7/8/2018   CD, International


What a soothing CD this is! This music was recorded in St. Stephen’s Church in Belvedere, CA “with the intention of creating a sonic sanctuary, a place of refuge where the spirit can soar.” The heartening voice of Tzvetanka Varimezova, Bulgarian folkloric soprano and coach of Kitka, resonates throughout these songs. Kitka formed as a grassroots vocal ensemble that sought to share the “resonant strength of Eastern European women’s vocal traditions.” Under Varimezova’s guidance, they do just that.

you heard it 30 times on kfjc! most recently:
  • 108 days ago, Mr Slippy played Gorani (Armenia)
  • 800 days ago, Sally Goodin played Kalimanku Denku (Bulgarian)
  • 815 days ago, Ann Arbor played Uz Vy Golubi (Russian)
  • 819 days ago, Grawer played Gorani (Armenia)
  • 821 days ago, Buddy Love played Batem Sa Ergen Mamo, Nahodih (Bulgarian)/ Shen Khar Venakhi
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