Folk singer Olga Borisova, awarded a Grammy, has passed away at the age of 80 (Obzor)

With “The Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices” Olga Borisova sang encore five times at the Kennedy Center in New York.

Folk singer Olga Borisova has passed away at the age of 80, and her funeral will probably be in the Alley of Artists in Sofia.

She was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year. He underwent two interventions, the second in February this year. “Last week he stopped talking and was admitted to a military hospital. He was in a coma, on command breathing, and died on September 21. By the end, her spirit was very high, she did not complain, she never spoke about the diagnosis or what had happened. She believed that everyone has a predestined destiny and will work as long as they can, “said the folk singer Daniel Spasov with sadness.

Since 1964 Olga Borisova has been a soloist of the Folk Song Ensemble of BNT and BNR, and later of the vocal ensemble “The Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices”. Her most famous songs are “V selo dulgere doidoa”, “Lepa Yano”, “Pladnina e, bratko”, “Master Manol” (“Built-in bride”) and many others.

He sang independently and with “The Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices” in the most prestigious halls in Europe, Asia, America and Africa. Some of the best Bulgarian composers write music for her, including Krassimir Kyurkchiiski, Hristo Todorov, Nikolay Kaufman, Emil Kolev.

He recorded hundreds of songs from the Kyustendil region for the Bulgarian National Radio and Balkanton, released 3 long-playing records and a CD “Tsvetni sozvuchii”. In 1991, together with The Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices, he received the prestigious American Grammy Award for Music. In 1994, her name was included in the World Encyclopedia of Music, published in London. “I’ve been singing since I can remember. I was little, my mother and her friends sang and playing around them, I imitated them. But I never thought I would become a singer. There is not a day that I do not thank for this great gift of destiny – 60 years to perform the unique Bulgarian folk songs “, she said in an interview with” 24 hours “on the occasion of her 80th anniversary, which was on June 28.

Less than a month ago, President Rumen Radev presented Olga Borisova with the badge of honor of the head of state.



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