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Lyuti ChushkiTzvety Dosseva Weiner

Tzvety is the only child of our honored guests this year, Lyuben and Tanya Dossevi. She was born in 1978 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, and all her life she has been immersed in Bulgarian folk music, although she did not actively start her performing career until she came to the U.S. in 1998. Almost immediately Tzvety joined the local folk band, Lyuti Chushki, and has been its lead vocalist since then. With Lyuti Chushki, Tzvety has performed up and down the East Coast for dance workshops, parties, embassy functions, weddings, presentations and folk camps. She is also closely involved with the local Bulgarian women’s singing group, Slaveya.

In 2003, Tzvety had her first experience with Washington Revels in the Christmas Revels: Roads of the Roma show. This year, she has been assisting the Revels community and taken a leadership role in the preparations for the upcoming Christmas Revels production.

Lyuti ChushkiBryndyn Weiner

Bryndyn, a native of Silver Spring, Maryland, has been exposed to dance and music from the Balkans since childhood. His musical portfolio includes singing in musicals and choirs, a specialist role in the 2003 Washington Revels’ Roads of the Roma show, playing tupan (traditional Balkan bass drum) and dumbek (hand drum) for 20+ years and more recently learning traps. His musical group experiences include stints with the DC-area groups Lyuti Chushki (Bulgarian traditional), BAMCo (Balkan brass band) and Luk Na Glavata (Macedonian traditional). Bryndyn co-founded the Balkanics (Balkan fusion wedding band) in the fall of 2004 after returning from a musically inspiring trip to Bulgaria. Bryndyn’s dance resume includes previously being a member of Zemya Balkan dance ensemble, teacher and choreographer for the Tisza Hungarian dance ensemble and a visiting member of the Nyírség Ensemble, one of Hungary’s top flight amateur folk dance groups.

Bryndyn is looking forward to participating in this year's Christmas Revels production, Echoes of Thrace, where again he takes on a tradition-bearer role.

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