Chestita Baba Marta!
Welcome the coming of Spring, with Orkestar Bez Ime and Mila Vocal Ensemble, on the eve of Baba Marta, an ancient Bulgarian holiday. Join us for a lively evening of music from Bulgaria, Macedonia and surrounding areas.
Friday, February 28, 2014, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
80 South 9th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Mila to Perform at Winter Bluegrass Weekend
Mila Vocal Ensemble is looking forward to sharing our unique sound at Winter Bluegrass Weekend: A Festival of Bluegrass & Old-Time Music & Dance.
Saturday, March 1, 2014, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West
Music and Dance Hall (lower level)
3131 Campus Drive
Plymouth, MN 55441
See our events page for more details about these upcoming appearances.
Mila Vocal Ensemble
Three appearances on A Prairie Home Companion
Now booking for Spring/Summer 2014 (click to hire Mila)
Click for a sound sample.
"Mila sings chords that Lutherans do not have in them. You would have had to stay out of church for a long time to be able to learn this music." Garrison Keillor
Mila is a professional women's vocal ensemble grounded in the harmonic traditions of Eastern Europe and Russia. The ensemble typically performs a cappella at concerts, vocal and cultural workshops, festivals, schools, churches and corporate and private events. The group also collaborates with instrumentalists and dancers, for special performances.
Members of Mila are enthusiastic students of vocal styles, rhythms, harmonies, languages, history and geography, as expressed in the folk traditions of Eastern Europe. Through music, Mila celebrates the beauty of these cultures.
The name "Mila" has tender connotations including "love" and "dear one" in many of the languages represented by its repertoire. It is also a common women's name in several Eastern European countries.
Mila's singers hail from unique musical backgrounds and have studied with renowned vocalists and instrumentalists from Bulgaria, Macedonia, Hungary, Serbia, Ukraine and Russia.
Mila is: Carol Bauer, Sarah Callahan, Debbie Ingebretsen, Kristi Larson, Sarah Larsson, Laura Lentz, Abby Morrisette, Marie Rule, Priscilla Stillwell, Phala Tracy, Jana Stow Velo, Carol Wahl, Diana Yefanova.
Please be sure to visit our buy CDs page to hear sound clips.
Mila logo by Jim Dryden.
Mila photo by Larry Morrisette.
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SUPPORT MILA: Mila Vocal Ensemble is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. This means your generous donations to Mila are tax-deductible!
JOIN THE BABA POSSE!: Do you love Mila? Join the Mila "Baba Posse" and volunteer your time and expertise to help us grow. Volunteers are needed for a wide range of assignments. Check our volunteer page for current opportunities.
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