Sofia Ethno Fest at Studio 5 club in October

Studio 5 describes itself as setting trends, rather than following them. This October, that means the first edition of the Sofia Ethno Fest, featuring performers that give traditional ethno music a modern twist. Running alongside Studio 5’s usual gamut of theatre plays, book presentation and jazz concerts, the full programme of the festival is found below.

October 3
7pm: P.O. Box for fairy tales – All in good time
10pm: Salsa Studio 5

October 4
10pm: Tumbaito Latin Band feat. Kalin Velyov

October 5
7pm: 100% Brahms, by piano duo Fiameta Tarli (Italy) & Ivo Varbanov
10.30pm: Angel Zaberski Big Band Brazz Association

October 6
7pm: Golemite comedy night
10.30pm: Mihail Yossifov Sextet

October 7
9.30pm: Sofia Ethno Fest presents Diva reka

October 8
6.30pm: Presentation Meglena Kouneva’s book No Small Print (Ciela Publishing)
10pm: A tribute to Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock

October 9
7.30pm: Tanguerin and Sofia Ethno Fest presents Tango-duo Fuertes Varnerin (Argentina)

October 10
7pm: Sofia Ethno Fest presents Group Vakali – Drum and Dance Performance
10pm: Salsa Studio 5

October 11
7pm: Macbeth (starring Elena Petrova) premiere
10pm: Sofia Ethno Fest presents OM

October 12
7pm: Sofia Ethno Fest presents Berkovitsa brassy music and friends!
10.30pm: Sofia Ethno Fest presents Bulgara

October 13
7pm: Georgi Mamalev in What’s Going On? (theatre)
10.30pm: Sofia Ethno Fest presents Romaneno

October 14
5pm: My Mother Goose (concert) or how the music can tell tales for children of all ages
7pm: Sofia Ethno Fest presents Asen&Milena Group
10pm: Sofia Ethno Fest presents Ivo Paunov Project

Studio 5 is in the National Palace of Culture, NDK (1 Bulgaria Blvd), entrance A3. Entrance fees for events vary, but as a rule fall in the five to 10 leva range. Tickets can be bought at the NDK ticket booths, online at, or, as well as at the club on the day of the event. To book a place in advance, call 02/963 1254.



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