Bulgarian folk musician Andrey Gutski, who lived in the south of the country, once said that there are no Bulgarians living in the north, and that his favourite folk song is “Gutski.”
The name means “guts”, and the song is often associated with Gutskis rural home in Bulgaria.
But Gutsky has been making music since he was a teenager, and the songs he has released since then have evolved from a folk style to a more contemporary style of music.
“Gutsy” is one of the most famous folk songs in Bulgaria, and it is now considered to be one of Bulgarian music’s most famous tunes.
“There is a lot of interest in it,” Gutsko told Al Jazeera, adding that he is now working on new material.
“I have always wanted to write songs that are better than “Gumpy” or “Gatsi”.”
The way I feel about it is that this music is not only the most beautiful and most popular song in Bulgaria but also the most difficult.
And that is why I have always made music that is more like traditional Bulgarian folk, but at the same time it is very modern, modern and contemporary.
“Gutskin is the son of a baritone singer, and his father died when he was just 17 years old.
Gutskins mother was a teacher, and Gutske had his first formal lessons at the age of five.
The son of an accountant and a school teacher, Gutskedi moved to Bulgaria in the late 1990s.
After graduation, he worked as a translator and interpreter in a local restaurant, and also performed as a violinist and conductor.
But after three years in Bulgaria he left his job and joined the army in 1998, working as a tour guide and working as an interpreter and interpreter.
“It was a difficult decision, because I wanted to make something new in the city of Sofia, but it is also true that in the middle of the war I was able to return to Bulgaria.” “
The war came around and there was a real change in the situation, so I left,” he said.
“It was a difficult decision, because I wanted to make something new in the city of Sofia, but it is also true that in the middle of the war I was able to return to Bulgaria.”
In 2004, Gatski was able as a result of an offer from a radio station, to join the local music festival.
“At that time, the only thing I could think of was to do music for the festival,” he recalled.
“But at that time there were so many musicians from the south that there were no other artists from the north.”
The festival began in 2005 and was sponsored by a local newspaper, and in 2009, it was renamed the Bulgarian Folk Festival.
“This is why we are called the Bulgarian folk festival,” Gatsi said.
“This is my favourite song.
The only way I could sing it, is to sing it in the Bulgarian dialect, the Bulgarian language, but also in Bulgarian.
I think that’s what is so good about this song.”
It is an eclectic mixture of traditional Bulgarian music, contemporary Bulgarian folk and folk music.
Some of the songs are performed in Bulgarian and some are performed without.
“In many of the performances there are Bulgarian actors, some actors from Bulgaria,” he added.
“So, for example, I sing ‘Kazamata’, which is one song in which the singer speaks in Bulgarian, and then I sing the lines of ‘Cynthia’, which means ‘woman of the people’.”
In some songs, I have also performed my songs from the Bulgarian version of “Cynthya” – the Bulgarian song for ‘Woman of the People’.” The singer has written more than 100 songs, and has been recognised in many festivals across Bulgaria.
In 2010, he was recognised for his work with the “Chena” TV channel, which is widely seen as a showcase for the work of the Bulgarian artists, which includes folk singers and musicians from Bulgaria.
I thought that there would be no opportunities to get into the music industry, to become a professional musician, to go to the music festivals, or even to have a TV show,” he told Al-Jazeera. “
When I first came to Bulgaria, I thought I would have a very difficult time.
I thought that there would be no opportunities to get into the music industry, to become a professional musician, to go to the music festivals, or even to have a TV show,” he told Al-Jazeera.
“Then, just like now, there are opportunities to achieve something new, because people are aware of me.
I also feel that it is a blessing to have the freedom to express myself in the music.”
Al Jazeera’s Ali Sipan reported from Sofia.