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Music of Bulgaria

Martin Koenig has spent half a century researching the music and culture of the Balkans.

  • Wednesday, August 28, 2019 1:25pm
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For four years, islander Martin Koenig has been working with the Smithsonian on a project, which is now complete and includes a book, “Sound Portraits from Bulgaria,” as well as music CDs, photos and videos.

He traveled to Thessaloniki, Greece, in June, when the book went on the press. After pressing and drying, it went to a bindery in Athens. In the United States, copies of the book will be stored in the Smithsonian Folkways warehouse in Minneapolis, ready to fulfill orders.

In the coming year, Koenig will set up presentations and photo exhibitions in the United States, Europe and Canada.

Above, Koenig, at the rear of the photo, examines proofs at the printer.

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