The Mila Vocal Ensemble will celebrate the release of their most recent CD, V Gradinata, a recording of all Bulgarian songs, tomorrow evening, April, 1 at the Cowles Conservatory/Walker Art Center Sculpture Garden in Minneapolis, from 5-9 pm.
Come and soak up the arrival of Spring with music from the CD and Mila's extensive, 30-nation repertoire.
Mila Vocal Ensemble strives for a delicate balance between the raw sounds of the village and the requirements of staged performance/recording in their presentation of traditional, folk music.
(Their sound is as arranged for the stage/recording as I, the village-style fanatic, can tolerate, and they do beautiful things while not crossing the line of too much arranging and too much alteration. The show will be worth attending!)
Listen here for samples of their work on previous CDs (including one CD recorded when many of the current members of Mila were members of the Ethnic Dance Theater Vocal Ensemble), and check out this link to video of their live performance (2 songs) in the studios of Minnesota Public Radio recorded earlier this week.
See you tomorrow at the party/show!
To purchase tickets in advance on line, go here and scroll to the bottom.