Golden Orpheus

Golden Orpheus

June
Named after the Greek god of song and poetry who, according to legend, lived in the Balkan and Rhodope mountains, the Bulgarian popular music competition known as Golden Orpheus is held every summer in Slanchev Bryag (meaning "Sunny Beach"), a resort town on the Black Sea. Musicians from more than 60 countries compete in every category of popular music, including synthesizer, soul, big band, and pop. A prize is given for the best pop song by a Bulgarian composer, and there is an international competition for singers and instrumentalists. World-renowned conductors, directors, and musicologists serve as the jury for the 10-day festival.
CONTACTS:
Bulgarian Travel Information
National Tourism Promotion and Information Agency
1, Sveta Nedelia Sq.
Sofia, 1040 Bulgaria
359-2-933-58-45; fax: 359-2-989-69-39
www.bulgariatravel.org/eng/index.php
SOURCES:
GdWrldFest-1985, p. 27
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