On the 20th of June, the Central Military Club in Sofia hosted the concert "Songs under the Unsetting Sun" with folk songs from Bulgaria and Finland.

Upon its opening H. E. Ms. Päivi Blinnikka, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Finland to the Republic of Bulgaria, welcomed the guests and stressed that the musical event is part of the program that marks the 100th anniversary of the proclamation of independence of her country in 1917. The concert was organized with the support of the Central Military Club, the Embassy of Finland, the Finnish Art Promotion Center and the Uusimaa Arts Council.

 In "Songs under the Unsetting Sun" featured the folk ensemble "Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices", the Finnish singer Emmi Kujanpää, who also played Finnish citra, Juha Kujanpää (piano) and others. The Finnish singer sang songs from different parts of her country. Among them were: a song of the Sami people from Enontekio, Lapland, a song from the Vuokkinymi region, Karelia, a song of the Finnish Roma, a traditional wedding song, and also a Finnish tango. The participants in the concert performed Bulgarian folklore songs: "The Forest has cried", "Take Me, My Love", Pirinski and Graovski Duet, "The Sun shone" and others.

And all together they sang the song "Finland" - a wonderful point of an exciting evening.

Photos: "Diplomatic Spectrum"