September 28th, 2012

Divi Zheni Performs for Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev!

Divi Zheni with the President of Bulgaria, Rosen Plevneliev

On September 28, 2012, the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Bulgaria in Massachusetts, The Bulgarian American Cultural Center Madara in Boston, and Europeans Worldwide in Boston, hosted a Community Meeting with the President of the Republic of Bulgaria, Mr. Rosen Plevneliev. Divi Zheni and Zornitsa were honored […]

July 17th, 2012

Live Recordings of Divi Zhen in SoundCloud!

This summer we went through recordings of concerts we performed in recent years, and found some beautiful tracks for you to have a listen to.  We posted them to our music page using a very cool widget made by SoundCloud.  Just click the track titles to hear each one. Many are in Bulgarian, and there […]

March 3rd, 2011

Love Songs for Spring Time

This past fall and winter our director Tatiana brought us a host of new folk songs to learn, including several love songs about women named Gana, Rajka, Marcho, and their recalcitrant mothers and forlorn boyfriends. The rowdiest of these is a Greek tune, Dimitroula Mu, in which the protagonist’s sweetheart says (if I may paraphrase) […]

August 26th, 2010

Back From Bulgaria

We’re back from our two week concert tour in Bulgaria. It was awe-inspiring to be up in the Sredna Gora mountains and down by the Black Sea, witnessing beautiful Balkan music performances, and offering our own as well. Our deepest thanks to our Boston-area audience members and donors for your support this year, which made […]

April 24th, 2010

Divi Zheni in the Wicked Local News!

Photo by Mark Thomson for the Wicked Local Newspapers © 2010

Reporter Victoria Groves, and photographer Mark Thomson of the Wicked Local News, took the time to talk with us backstage and attend our fundraiser concert at the Brighton-Allston Congregational Church. Their great write-up begins — “With giant red flowers in their hair, traditional […]

March 26th, 2010

Balkan Music Night in the News!

One of our favorite annual events is Balkan Music Night, a rollicking evening — and by evening we mean 7pm to 2:30am!! — of Balkan music and dance performed by Balkan groups from all over New England, with special guests from farther afield. This year Divi Zheni performed in the concert part of the evening, […]

February 10th, 2010

New Members Fly In on the Wings of Love Songs

Love must have been in the air this winter, as we were delighted to welcome three new members to the chorus, whose auditions included an American love song circa 1942, a traditional Vietnamese wedding song, and a Russian wedding lament, Svadebnaya pyesnya, which is pretty much the saddest tune you’ll ever hear at a wedding. […]