Boston, 24th September 2016. On Saturday, Sept. 24 the Boston University Center for the Study of Europe teamed up with the Bulgarian American Cultural Center Madara to present “Bulgarian Voices.” The event, which was dedicated to the Bulgaria Independence Day, featured a presentation about Bulgarian mythology and rituals. The main highlight of the evening was a presentation by Nelly Tonchev, in which she introduced fascinating mythological creatures and rituals.
She highlighted the importance of keeping traditions alive. Following Nelly’s presentation, the talented folklore assemble Ludo Mlado from Boston performed “Samodivi,” a dance inspired by the mystical woodland nymphs from Bulgarian mythology. The guests were mesmerized by the sound of the kaval, and the colorful, traditional costumes and mystical moves by the dancers. Guests were also treated to a live performance by the talented musician, composer, and flute player Alex Stoynov.
Nelly is writes under the pen name of Ronesa Aveela. Her books are inspired by the rich Bulgarian mythology and folklore.
The newest book, Mermaid’s Gift, is a short story that is part of a series called “Baba Treasure Chest.” The stories showcase the diversity of Bulgarian traditions and rituals that have survived through the centuries.
Mermaid’s Gift is about a boy whose Name Day celebration is filled with worry because his father is caught out fishing on the ocean during a storm. He receives a special gift from his mother that day, a gift that has an unusual message.
To learn more about Ronesa Aveela and the books she writes, visit her website at http://www.ronesaaveela.com. You will find discount codes for print books. All her ebooks can be purchased on Amazon, B&N, Kobo, iBooks, and Smashwords.