Dance Weekend with some Bulgarian moves
Steemians - since I am in Bulgaria still and we have Dance Weekend let us have a look into some local music - some may like, some not I aware. Not a lot music is published here from Eastern Europe or I simply miss it. Most of the ones following me know I post a lot about Bulgaria as I consider this as my second home, wife comes from Burgas and I spend at least 4 weeks per year in this great country like right now.
Chalga - controversy music style
Bulgaria also "owns" a special music scene which is either loved or hated across the region - called Chalga (my wife hates it!). I am not evaluating the style and the background as I am not a scientist specialised for society matters, hence I aim just to introduce this to you - I personally the style is mainly linked to the US Hip Hop style combined with local Folk elements.
Chalga can be described as music / dance / folk genre common across many South Eastern European countries. Basically this genre originated from Bulgaria and is a ethno-pop with influences from Greek, Turkish, Arabic, Romani, Albanian and Russian music usually including hot topics- sex. Just watch the videos by some of the Top Stars from Bulgaria.
Gery-Nikol - young talent
The entry video is by a young talent that also performs in English - Gery-Nikol Nikolaeva Georgieva rose to fame in late 2014 after participating in the third season of the singing competition X Factor Bulgaria. Her style is linked too rap and she sees Rihanna as her main idol and influence.
Gloria - established star
This lady is a super star in Bulgaria and they call her “The Queen of Pop-Folk” - she is extreme successful in terms of sales and awareness combining (others should judge that): talent, creativity, high class, diligence, remarkable professionalism, tenacity, and will. She is one of the overall most successful artists of the country and performs also abroad - outside Bulgaria.