American bestseller Eric Weiner visits Bourgas on June 16 at 19:00 at the Flora Expo Center. He will present his book "Geography of Bliss" included in the New York Times bestselling list, as well as his two other titles - "Man Seeks God" and "Geography of Genius". The event is free.
In addition to meeting with Eric Weiner, the Burgas audience will have the opportunity to hear for the first time live and his beloved Bulgarian ethno jazz band - "Outuine" - the young Bulgarian musicians who are rewarding the world with the modern reading of our folk music.
The band was formed in 2012 and was founded by Zhivko Vasilev (kaval, piano) and Rayna Vasileva (vocals, percussions). "Outright" is a combination of the words "out" and "authentic", translated into Bulgarian as "off-authentic" and a reference to their individual style.
In 2016, the band made their first independent album, featuring guest artists from around the world. It has the title YesToday.
In the process of establishing its style, the band has the opportunity to collaborate with outstanding, world-renowned musicians and bands such as: Grammy nominated bassist Juan Garcia-Herreros, Stoyan Yankulov, Ian Stevenson, Suchet Malhotra, Banda Del Padre and others.
In the biography of the group are included performances of various Bulgarian international scenes: Participation in the twelfth edition of "European Night of Museums" 2016 (Sliven), "Mini Jazz Fest" 2017 (Veliko Tarnovo), Glastonbury Festival 2017 (England), Jazz Forum Stara Zagora 2018 and others.
* Erik Weiner's books enjoy a huge popularity, translated into more than 30 languages and almost every country in the world. A number of high schools and universities have included his books in their curriculum. He has been a reporter in more than 30 countries, from Iraq to Indonesia, reflecting most of the major international events of recent times. Winner of several awards for journalism. He is a former correspondent of the US National Radio and the New York Times.
He has won several journalism awards, including the Angel Award for Islamic Issues in Asia, the Borders Original Voices Award, and is the finalist of the Barnes & Noble Discover Award. He is part of the team that won the Peabody Award for journalistic investigations into the tobacco industry in the United States.
Eric writes a regular column for BBC Travel. He also publishes regularly in the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, New Republic, Slate, Foreign Policy, The New York Times Magazine, and is included in the "Best American Travel Writing" anatomy, also broadcasting in the morning at the US National