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Shaka Zulu Orchestra

"Shaka Zulu Orchestra" is a provocative project by Minko Lambov, a Bulgarian composer. The project unites 13 young musicians sharing their common ideas and views on the arts. Young, energetic, and featured – each one of them is a bright element of the puzzle called "Shaka Zulu Orchestra." All of them are united by one cause: eliminating the borders among people, ignoring racial prejudice and religious differences.

Minko Lambov launches the idea of people’s unity through an endless number of possibilities that the ethnological variety in music grants. The achievement of the idea is possible only through high musical culture, deep knowledge of the peoples’ music, and a contemporary view of the musical and social traditions. “The joy from the meeting with the real world wealth of the mottled musical springs is the short and successful way to the unity of the people of all ethnicities.”

The author’s music of Shaka Zulu Orchestra is based on Bulgarian folklore and is skillfully interwoven with a number of styles such as jazz, funk, fusion, as well as with the music of different ethnicities – African, Indian, Arabian, Armenian, Turkish, Cuban, Gypsy, Jewish, and others. Minko Lambov’s ambition is to resurrect and update Bulgarian folklore and to pay its rich contents forward to the new generations in an unexpected and most intriguing way, which would provoke their interest in their roots and make them full of joy, pride, and self-esteem.
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