September 22, 2005

Of course this reminder is a tad late. I've been getting in that habit.

Tonight, Vlada (the leader of Yasna Voices) and I will be opening up a set for the Balkan Beat Box at Irving Plaza. We will also be singing one song with them, and another acappella duet. The Balkan Beat Box rocks so much. They are so so much fun to see live!! If you have $20 ($25 at door) and want to dance your pants off and see me freak-out, having never performed for so many people in my life, come on over!

July 18, 2005

We will also perform in a Fort Greene Community Garden Saturday, July 23 at 7 PM Hollenback Community Garden, on Washington Avenue between Green and Gates Avenues.
subway: G to Clinton/Washington
food and drink BBQ I think too

July 18, 2005
Yasna Voices will open for Mawwal at Satalla ( in Manhattan Tuesday, July 19th, tomorrow, at 7pm sharp 37 West 26th st. (Broadway/ 6th ave) Great food. Trendy Club $15 at Door.
June 27, 2005
I'm on a quest along with the 9 other people in my choir. As you know (or may not know), I sing with a Bulgarian Choir, Yasna Voices, which is made up of 9 women of varying backgrounds and nationalities. We met on Craigslist ( 2 years ago and since then have become very seriously dedicated to the Bulgarian Vocal Tradition. We are all Brooklyn-based and only one of us (our leader, Vlada) is actually Bulgarian. What brings us together is our shared love for the hauntingly rich close harmonies found in Bulgarian music! Anyway, we are currently fundraising for our first educational and performance trip to Bulgaria....
March 16, 2005
Below is a recent review we had in Nedelnik, the Bulgarian Weekly Newspaper, distributed in the USA, Canada, and Australia. We made the front page. Pretty neat. The translation from Bulgarian is below: Women's Ensemble Yasna Voices: "Bulgarian singing is heard from afar!" Yasna Voices captivate audiences with their innovative and young-spirited approach to Bulgarian vocal heritage coming from different parts of the world, the young singers are equally fascinated by the magic of Bulgarian music By Diana Ivanova, New   York City Yasna Voices (Yasna means "clear" in Bulgarian) is the only ensemble of its kind in New   York City and the entire tri-state area - a Bulgarian Women's Choir, specializing in village style and arranged Bulgarian Folk music, as well as other world vocal traditions and techniques. The group is relatively young - founded by Vlada Tomova in early 2003, it had its debut in New York City in May 2003 with the world-renowned ...
March 03, 2005
If you are so inclined, and live in, or are visiting Boston, Yasna Voices will be performing, singing traditional Bulgarian Music (as always), but this time as accompaniment for a puppet troupe. March 17th to 19th, we will be performing each night at 8pm at Luna Theatre. Tickets are $20. For reservations, call 617-731-6400 or visit Puppet Showcase Theatre "Sophisticated Puppetry for Adult Audiences" 32 Station Street Brookline, MA 02445
February 26, 2005
Here I am being last minute again. If anyone else is also looking for something last minute to do tonight, I am going to this thing called Slideluck (like potluck, but slideluck instead). There will be music and fifty photographers showing slides for 5 minutes a piece and a bunch of food potluck style. I will be one of the photographers. This is all I know. Here is the info below. A quick reminder that Slideluck Potshow III is to be held in Chelsea at MATCH Artspace this Saturday night, February 26th. Please bring good food and drink...
February 21, 2005
This is an announcement to let you all know about a Yasna Voices Performance taking place tomorrow evening. In case you have forgotten, Yasna Voices is the Bulgarian Women's Choir that I sing with. There is a lot of traditional Bulgarian material on the program: herding calls, field work songs etc... (this is some strange stuff, dissonant and sort of jarring/new to hear at first). Then other pieces will be really soft and rich with harmony and very beautiful. So, basically a mixed set for the evening. WHAT: Yasna Voices, NYC's only Bulgarian Women's Choir, will be adding its own a cappella set to the eclectic evening of sounds ranging from Sufi chants to Bulgarian dance grooves. Mawwal's fresh and inspired arrangements of Middle-Eastern songs will...
February 03, 2005
Tonight... Come Join Topic Magazine as we celebrate the quirky beauty of Issue 7: Family! Last time we had competitive eaters, this time we're having a dance party dj'ed by twins: 8-9 pm free beer provided by Red Stripe OR Free Drinks All night if you Come with your Identical Twin! $5 Admission to benefit the production of Topic 8: Sin - All those who come dressed as twins, or bring a family member will be given a free copy of Topic 7: Family - Winners from the Holiday TopicBox contest will be announced by Editor-in-Chief David Haskell - Lots of other quirky surprises Location: M1-5 52 Walker Street between Church & Broadway Make sure to RSVP to [email protected], Space is Limited!family-magazine21
December 15, 2004
Here is a very last minute invite to a show of cool and inexpensive art at my friend Rob and Sam's new gallery, in Williamsburg, Tonight. In addition to lots of other fantastic goodies, I have one image up being sold in a multiple of ten for around $30-ish bucks a piece. Everything costs between $20 and $200. Reception 7pm-10pm... yummy... Multiple Show Klaus Von Nichtssagend Gallery December 16-19, Noon- 8pm Reception: Wednesday December 15, 7-10 PM Twenty seven artists created an editioned art work of ten or more multiples. Everything from silk-screened prints, to artist books, to postcards, to bodega bags are on exhibit. All works are priced between $20 and $200.
October 25, 2004

SPLOTCH: VISUAL PULSE “EGO” will be online until January 2005 at Featuring artists: Jeremy Andrew, Randy Devost, Brian Dreisbach, Marc Fanberg, Jonathan Gitelson, Jose Mertz, Sarah Small, Jonathan Watkins, Mike Weikert, John Zoller and a bunch of others… Including two political side projects “State-Of-The-Art” and “Stick To Freedom.” Also come see some of the work from this issue in an actual physical space at Tia Café in Williamsburg, NY from November 6th to December 4th.

October 23, 2004
Hey Friends, Family, Strangers: Yasna Voices will be performing a collection of Women's Work Songs from around the globe Today at 4pm at the Brooklyn Public Library. This show is the culmination of our year long research on Women's Work Songs from around the world. These songs span from Bulgaria to Poland, Japan to Scotland, Argentina, Croatia, Georgia, India to Scandinavia, and the United States. This Event is free and will be chock full of energy! "Women's Work Woven in Song" Sat, Oct 23rd, Today, 4pm-- Free Brooklyn Public Library, Grand Army Plaza 2nd Floor Auditorium Subways: 2,3 to Brooklyn Museum or Q to 7th Avenue Bus: B41, B69, B71 This project is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by The Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc. (BAC), and The Puffin Foundation.