Thursday, January 1, 2015

Artist to the Stars: Valya Balkanska and a song from Glas ot Vechnostta

Сьбрали Cе Cьбрали by Valya Balkanska on Grooveshark

Breaking in the new year is a song by Valya Balkanska. You've probably never heard of her, but you should, as she is one of the human voices that may eventually be heard by aliens should they ever run across one of the two Voyager spacecraft leaving our solar system. A Bulgarian folk singer, she was known locally for her wide repertoire of over 300 songs. Her rendition of the song Izlel e Delyu Haydutin was chosen to be included on the Voyager Golden Records included on the two Voyager spacecraft. She is a recipient of Bulgaria's highest honor, the Stara Planina Orden, and is a member of Bulgaria's Walk of Fame. I'm not sure what this song title is as it is in Cyrillic, but it is on her album Glas ot Vechnostta.