Selected Past Performances

September 26, 2009 
Reston Multicultural Festival

September 19, 2009 
Bulgarian Community fall celebration 
Camp Calleva Farm, Dickerson, Md.  

Calleva Outdoors

June 5, 2009 
Woodley Hills Elementary School International Festival 
Alexandria, Va. 

May 13, 2009 
Art After Hours series featuring Washington area vocal groups 
Strathmore Mansion 
Slaveya performed traditional songs of village life and the Church from Bulgaria and Georgia. 

February 13, 2009 
A Balkan Celebration, with Lyuti Chushki
sponsored by the Folklore Society of Greater Washington 
Washington Ethical Society 

February 7, 2009 
Folklore Society of Greater Washington Mini-Fest 
Takoma Park Middle School 

October 4, 2008 
Balktoberfest, sponsored by the Balkanics and the World Music Folklife Center 

February 23, 2008 
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church Concert Series 

August 25-26, September 15-16, and September 22-23, 2007; 
The Maryland Renaissance Festival, Crownsville, Maryland 

June 2, 2007 
Washington Folk Festival 
Sponsored by the Folklore Society of Greater Washington and the National Park Service 

May 19, 2007 
Bulgarian cultural holiday festival
Sponsored by the Bulgarian Community Center 
Kay Spiritual Life Center, American University 

April 29, 2007 
Inter-Faith Chapel 2006-2007 Concert Series 

April 28, 2007 
A Song in Your Heart Choral Concert 
Govans Presbyterian Church 

March 17, 2007 
Benefit concert for Karin Dom Centre for children with special needs 
Saint Columba's Episcopal Church 
Karin Dom: 

June 3, 2006 
Washington Folk Festival Sponsored by the Folklore Society of Greater Washington and the National Park Service 

December 11, 2005 
1st Annual Pan-Orthodox Choral Festival at St. Nicholas Cathedral 

October 2, 2005 
First concert in the 2005/2006 Muldoon Concert Series 
St. Alban's Episcopal Church  

August 6, 2005 
International Stage, 9th National Festival of Bulgarian Folklore 
Koprivshtitsa, Bulgaria 

August 8, 2005 
"Nikola Vaptsarov" Community Center 
Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria 

August 11, 2005 
Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts 
Plovdiv, Bulgaria 

June 18, 2005 
Slaveya 20th Anniversary Concert 
Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring 

April 10, 2005 
St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, Washington, DC 

March 12, 2005 and March 13, 2005 
Collaborative concert with the Capitol Hill Chorale 
Saint Joseph's on Capitol Hill 

February 7, 2005 
2004 WAMMIES - Washington Area Music Awards, with Tatiana Sarbinska 
Strathmore Music Center, Bethesda, MD 

September 12, 2004 
Takoma Park Folk Festival, Takoma Park, MD 

May 23, 2004 
Bulgarian cultural holiday festival honoring Saints Cyril and Methodius, Slavic letters, and the Bulgarian contribution to culture and enlightenment 
Sponsored by the Washington Bulgarian Community Center 
Kay Spiritual Center, American University, Washington, DC 

March 3, 2004 
Bulgarian Independence Day celebration 
Sponsored by the Bulgarian Embassy City Museum, Washington, DC

October 23, 2003 
Appearing with Tatiana Sarbinska Library of Congress Capital Roots concert series 
Madison Hall, Library of Congress, Washington, DC 

May 24, 2001 
The Treasures of Bulgarian Folk Music and Dance, with Ivan Dimitrov Dance Ensemble and others.  
Alden Theater, McLean, VA. 

October  22, 2000 
The National Presbyterian Church, International Mission Fair
Washington, D.C. 

May 7, 2000 
Lutheran Church of the Reformation, New Connections Program, with guests Parker Jayne and Leo Surla, 
sponsored by The Folklore Society of Greater Washington.  Washington, D.C. 

March 25, 2000 
Baltimore Folk Music Association Folk Festival.  Bryn Mawr School, Baltimore, MD. 

December 10, 1998 
The World Bank international concert series, with the Ivan Dimitrov Bulgarian Dance Ensemble.  Washington, D.C.

December 4, 1998 The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage concert series, with the Ivan Dimitrov Bulgarian Dance Ensemble.  Washington, D.C.

Recent Performances 

February 11, 2017

10th Anniversary Celebration for Zharava Bulgarian dance ensemble

​June 4, 2016

Washington Folk Festival

May 31, 2015
Washington Folk Festival

May 3, 2015  
Muldoon Concert Series - Joint concert with Illuminare

St. Alban's Episcopal Church, Annandale, Va.

May 9, 2015

100 year anniversary commemorating the Armenian genocide

Event celebrating Armenian culture

Marriott Marquis Hotel, Washington, DC

March 14, 2015

Opening reception of "Before the Law" exhibition at Transformer DC
Slaveya members joined artists Jane Carver and Raul Romero for the opening of this exhibition.

January 17, 2015

Golden Festival - Brooklyn, NY

Sponsored by Zlatne Uste Brass Band

February 7, 2015

Midwinter Festival

Sponsored by the Folklore Society of Greater Washington

September 13, 2014
The Polish Library in Washington, D.C.
Annual Picnic and Fundraiser

June 9, 2014
City-wide celebration of choral music in Washington, D.C.
Sponsored by Chorus America and the Kennedy Center

May 31, 2014
Washington Folk Festival

May 4, 2014
May Revels at Strathmore 

October 12, 2013
St. Nicholas Cathedral Fall Festival

September 28, 2013
Global Language Network G-FEST - Global Languages and Cultures Festival

June 2, 2013 
Washington Folk Festival 
Slaveya performed with the Arax Armenian Dance Ensemble 
Sponsored by the Folklore Society of Greater Washington and the National Park Service

June 1, 2013  
Alexandria Armenian Festival
Slaveya performed with the Arax Armenian Dance Ensemble

SingStrong DC
March 1-3, 2013
South Lakes High School
11400 South Lakes Drive
Reston, VA 20191-4199

Slaveya was thrilled to be part of SingStrong, a weekend-long, international charity a cappella festival, March 1-3, in Reston.  Proceeds support the Alzheimer's Association and local music programs.  information:

February 16, 2013 
Trifon Zarezan

Paint Branch Unitarian Universalist Church
3215 Powder Mill Road, Adelphi, Maryland 20783

Sponsored by the World Music Folklife Center ( and The Bulgarian Community Center DC (  Lyuti Chushki and Slaveya celebrated Trifon Zarezan, the traditional Bulgarian wine celebration that marks the time of year when wine growers trim back their vines.  

November 18, 2012
Young Brides, Old Treasures: Macedonian Embroidered Dress 
at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, NM

January 19, 2013
Zlatne Uste Golden Festival

Brooklyn, NY 11215

September 9, 2012
Takoma Park Folk Festival 

June 2, 2012 
Washington Folk Festival 
Sponsored by the Folklore Society of Greater Washington and the National Park Service 

March 25, 2012
Joint concert with Illuminare
Episcopal Church of the Redeemer Concert Series

February 4, 2012
Folklore Society of Greater Washington Midwinter Festival

January 13, 2012
Zlatne Uste Golden Festival, Brooklyn, NY

October 15, 2011 
St. Nicholas Cathedral Fall Bazaar

September 24, 2011 
Reston Multicultural Festival

September 11, 2011  
Takoma Park Folk Festival

June 4, 2011 
Washington Folk Festival 
Sponsored by the Folklore Society of Greater Washington and the National Park Service 

Saturday, May 7
Bulgarian Reunion 

Camp Calleva Farm

May 1, 2011  
The first Chveneburebi festival of Georgian music and culture in the United States
Rosslyn Spectrum, Arlington, Va.

April 10, 2011  
"Path to Pascha: A Lenten Journey Through Music"
a benefit sponsored by the International Orthodox Christian Charities 

March 3, 2011
World Arts Festival

Montgomery College - Rockville, Md.

February 5, 2011 
FSGW Mid-winter Festival 

Sponsored by the Folklore Society of Greater Washington 

November 7, 2010 
International Orthodox Christian Charities, 

6th Annual Action Banquet 
Joint performance with Niavi 

June 5, 2010 
Washington Folk Festival 

Sponsored by the Folklore Society of Greater Washington and the National Park Service 

May 23, 2010 
Concert - Knollwood Military Retirement Residence 

May 1, 2010 
Bulgarian Community Reunion Picnic and dance party 

Camp Calleva Farm 

March 13, 2010 
Baba Marta Party, featuring Slaveya and Lyuti Chushki 

Glen Echo Town Hall 

January 30, 2010 
Joint performance with Niavi Georgian Folk Ensemble 

Creative Cauldron at ArtSpace 

Upcoming Performances

Georgian Cultural Event at the Embassy of Georgia in Washington, DC 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 (private event)

Save the Date:
Celebration of the Cyrillic Alphabet, Bulgarian Enlightenment and Culture
Saturday, May 20, 2017 ​


Women's Vocal Ensemble