Bulgarian women's choir Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares performed music from their new album 'BooCheeMish' live at Le Guess Who? 2017, in Utrecht's iconic Dom church (dating back to the 13th century & The Netherlands' first Gothic church). The performance was curated by Perfume Genius for the festival. Watch two videos below, as premiered by The Vinyl Factory:
Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares - Zableyalo Agne, live at Le Guess Who? 2017:
Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares - Mome Malenko, live at Le Guess Who? 2017:
The famous Bulgarian women's choir Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares ('Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices') is comprised of 22 members. Performing in traditional clothing, the varying voices of the choir weave together in a serene manner, forming cunningly complex arrangements. The ensemble originated in 1952 (as The Bulgarian State Television Female Vocal Choir), and has since been performing ancient Bulgarian folk songs which, thanks to the innovative vocal use, conjure melodies that take you across time and space.
Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares will release their new album 'BooCheeMish' this spring, featuring Lisa Gerrard from Dead Can Dance. Their performance at Le Guess Who? marked the premiere of these works in The Netherlands.
Listen two two songs from the performance (also featuring new song Rano Ranilo):
Zableyalo Agne & Mome Malenko composed by Petar Dundakov & published by Schubert Music Publishing OOD
Soloist in Zableyalo Agne: Gergana Dimitrova
Soloists in Mome Malenko: Elena Bojkova, Gergana Dimitrova, Violeta Eftimova
Camera: Milan van Dril, Jilles van Kleef
Audio: Marc Broer
Production & edit: Nick Helderman
News item & album cover photography by Ben Houdijk.