Help Vitalize Nine Bulgarian Villages

by Devetaki Plateau Association
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Help Vitalize Nine Bulgarian Villages
Help Vitalize Nine Bulgarian Villages
Help Vitalize Nine Bulgarian Villages
Help Vitalize Nine Bulgarian Villages
Help Vitalize Nine Bulgarian Villages
Help Vitalize Nine Bulgarian Villages
Help Vitalize Nine Bulgarian Villages
Help Vitalize Nine Bulgarian Villages
Help Vitalize Nine Bulgarian Villages
Help Vitalize Nine Bulgarian Villages
Help Vitalize Nine Bulgarian Villages
Oct 22, 2020

Rural Jazz In Times Of Crisis

The loged-for beginning
The loged-for beginning

The worldwide pandemic situation did not bypass our region, nor our nine villages. Hundreds of events and initiatives were stopped, cancelled, or postponed... So was our Jazz Fest. In May, our Board decided to cancel it due to the situation and the restrictions for events organization.

However, the summer had a very positive influence on the people's health; the restrictions were softened, the people started to travel and searched for destinations in the nature, not crowded or polluted - just like our Devetaki Plateau! 

Together with that, the people were starving for cultural events, many theatres and concert halls being closed in the big cities. We received numerous letters from people who had attended our Jazz Under The Stars event, asking us if we plan to organize it. The people in our village also suffered the lack of social anc cultural life and were anxious for music and joy.

On the other hand, we could observe how hard the situation affected the artists: musicians, actors, performers from around the country were absolutely desperate, and not only for the lack of incomes during the lockdown, they really longed for the stage, for the live performance, for the contact with the audience...

All these were the reasons that made us reconsider and the decision seemed really smple: No way to cancel the Jazz Under the Stars! We have to do it!

And, thanks to your donations that came to about USD 3000, we were able to plan and organize a smaller format which we called "Jazz Under the Stars, no matter if it's autumn"! We had 10 musicians, a small but passionate crew, who did their best for a really beautiful evening!

Neither the rain, nor the cold wind which welcomed the audience in the small village of Karpachevo, could stop us! On the contrary, when it stopped raining after an hour, the music changed to a faster tempo, and everyone started dancing. We warmed up - our bodies and souls, and we were really happy we were able to offer so much joy and happiness to the local people, to the musicians, and to the audience, who stayed up long after midnight.

Thank you all and hope you will join this mucis feast, which enlivens our nine Bulgarian villages! 

The Jazz-ladies from  the local folclore club
The Jazz-ladies from the local folclore club
"I'm singing in the rain"
"I'm singing in the rain"
Focus
Focus
Viewpoints
Viewpoints
Different kind of light
Different kind of light
On the stage again
On the stage again
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Devetaki Plateau Association

Location: 5570 Letnitsa - Bulgaria
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Project Leader:
Iva Taralezhkova
5570 Letnitsa, Bulgaria
$6,944 raised of $8,000 goal
 
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