Since one of the best ways of approaching a language is through its music I thought some of you might me interested in trying Bulgarian music out. Here goes!


Poli Genova 
| If love was a crime | Слухове (Rumours) | Две (Two)
Grafa | Невидим (Invisible) | На ръба на лудостта (On the edge of madness)| Заедно (Together) | Домино (Domino) | Никой (No one) 
Dara | К’во не чу (What didn’t you hear)
Zhana Bergendorff | Невъзможни сме сами (We are impossible alone | Докрай (Until the end) | Самурай (Samurai) | Време (Time) 
Mihaela Marinova Стъпка напред (A step forward) | Не ти ли стига (Isn’t it enough for you/ Aren’t you sick of it) 
Nevena Peykova Да избягаме (Let’s get away) | Избран (Chosen) 
Mihaela Fileva Едно наум (tough to translate :D maybe something like ‘’something in mind’’) | Конец (Thread) | Опасно близки (Dangerously close) | Филм за двама (A movie for two)
Preyah Малките неща (The little things) | Нюанси (Nuances) 
Christiana Loizu Phoenix
Kristian Kostov Не си за мен (You’re not for me) 
Bogomil Bonev | Спри (Stop)
Divna | И ти не можеш да ме спреш (You can’t stop me) | Мойта музика (My music)
Geri - Nikol | Ела и си вземи (Come and get some) | Момиче като мен (A girl like me) | I’m the queen | Готина и луда (Cool and crazy) 
Tita Вуду кукла (voodo doll)
Krisko | Дали това любов е (I wonder if it’s love) | OET
Lilana | Сама (Alone)


Ахат Черната овца (The black sheep) |  Монолог (Monologue) | Дървото (The tree) 
BTR Елмаз и стъкло ( Diamond and glass) | Спасение (Rescue)
Signal Да те жадувам аз (-) | Сбогом (Farewell) 
Shturtsite Среща (A date/meeting) | Клетва (Oath) 


Poli genova | На инат (Inspite)
Slavin Slavchev | Тъмносиньо (Dark blue)
Revolution Z | Аз искам (I want) | Никога няма да бъдеш (You will never be) |Можеш да бъдеш всичко (You can be everything) 


Elitsa and Stoyan | Вода (water)
The Bulgarian instrument kaba gaida| каба гайда 
Я кажи ми, облаче ле бяло
Валя Балканска | Излел е Дельо Хайдутин 
Стефка Съботинова | Притури се планината
Philip Koutev choir | Чичовите коне
Хубава си, моя горо
Зайди, зайди, ясно слънце
Вечеряй, Радо
Тих бял Дунва се вълнува


Мила Родино 


Ъпсурт | Мрън мрън | И твойта майка също 
WOSH MC | Проблеми (Problems) | Moмиче (Girl) 
Pavell & Venci Venc’  | Любов (Love) | Вдигам level | Единствената (The only one) | Изгрева и залеза (The sunrise and sunset)
Billy hlapeto| Баш майсторска 


Raffi | 4321 |  Нали така
Venzy | Под открито небе 
Angel & Moisey | Кой ден станахме 
Igrata | Айде на морето
Goodslav & Lora Karadjova | Нека бъде лято


This is a very specific genre and it’s very Bulgarian. Most songs are very provoking, dirty and even obscene. I know that a lot of fellow-Bulgarians will hate me for including them but I have found that foreigners tend to be very intriguied by this kind of music so I will include some more decent songs. You will without a doubt hear at least some of these if you go to any disco in BG!

Azis | Хабиби (I love you? I think?) | Онова момче (That boy)
Galena & Ts. Yaneva | Пей, сърце (Sing, heart (sounds kinda ridiculous in EN)
Sofi Marinova | Love unlimited | Бурята в сърцето ми (The storm in my heart)
Emilia | California 
Desi Slava | На всички като тебе (to everyone like you) | И това ще преживея (I will go through this) 
Preslava | Лъжа е | Няма да ти пиша (I won’t text you) | Водка с утеха (A vodka with comfort) 
Boris Dali | Палатка (A tent) 
Galin | Парата ако хвана (If I get rich (lit: If I catch the money) | На Египет фараона (The  pharaoh of Egypt) 


Паша Христова | Повей, ветре (Blow, wind) | Една българска роза (One Bulgarian rose) 
Лили Иванова | За тебе бях (For you I was) | Детелини (Clovers) | Ветрове (Winds) | Camino 


Traditional BG music mixed with modern beats: Stanga
Traditional music + rock music: Balkandji 

Note: I will constantly be updating this list. If you have any suggestions for me to add, don’t hesitate to message me. And be sure to let me know what you think! :)

anonymous asked:

what was the name of the early christian heresy that believed that the god of the old testament was literally evil and that jesus and the god he served was an unrelated diety opposed to the evil old testament god

There was more than one. What you described is most like the theology of the Marcionites who were followers of Marcion of Sinope. For Marcionites Jesus was the son of the “Heavenly Father”, the true God of pure spirit who is actually wholly disconnected from the material world due to his infinitely perfect purity (hence the necessity of Jesus to deliver the message of true religion) while the God of the Old Testament was the creator of the material world and thus of all the evils and suffering associated with material life. Marcion even apparently believed that this evil God was himself made of matter and pointed to a passage from Genesis where God is said to walk through Eden as proof that he also was a limited material being albeit one which had immense power. One interesting fact in religious history is that Marcion of Sinope was actually responsible for creating the first Christian Bible, consisting of an edited version of the Gospel of Luke (while the study of early Christian sects is something utterly rife with bias and unreliable narrators the orthodox account of Marcion editing Luke is probably true given how radically divergent surviving fragments are and the seemingly deliberate removal of anything that could be construed as a positive reference to the God of Judaism) as well as a collection of Pauline epistles. 

 Its also a recurring motif in Christian Gnosticism but there’s important and subtle differences between the Gnostics and Marcionites. For one, Marcionism had in common with mainline Christianity an emphasis on salvation through faith while with Gnosticism its more about reaching a state of “Gnosis” or enlightenment more or less. While both were influenced by Hellenistic Neoplatonism  with Gnosticism it was much more total and actually more accurate to say Gnosticism was a branch of Neoplatonism. This matters because with early Christian Gnostics such as the Valentinians (who are the most well known and were the most popular) it was not that the “Old Testament God” (or ‘Demiurge’) was “evil” in the conventional sense or in Marcion’s sense but rather that the Demiurge was “inferior” to the true God. In Neoplatonic philosophy what is called “evil” is not a presence but rather an absence or lack of the good and true. The Demiurge created a material world of suffering not out of sadistic malice like Marcion believed but because he is a lower and inferior being to true Divinity. From what I can recall “pagan” Neoplatonism actually often held back from describing the Demiurge in moralistic terms at all because it could not be blamed for creating an inferior world of falsehood because the Demiurge itself is an inferior being ignorant of its own nature. 

Other Gnostic sects such as the Ophites had a more complicated relationship to the “OT”. The Ophites  believed the snake of Eden was the first being sent by the good divinity Sophia (I’m not about to get into what exactly “Sophia” means in Gnosticism) to liberate humanity from the shackles of her estranged son Yaldabaoth, creator of the material world. In addition to Jesus they believed figures like Moses also preached the true religion and pointed to the episode of the bronze serpant as a sign that Moses actually revered the serpent of Eden hence the name “Ophites”, which comes from the Greek word for ‘snake’ (they also apparently had a thing for snake imagery). Marcionism otoh was very clear and explicit about its total rejection of Judaism and saw the OT as simply being the true record of the crimes and evils of the God depicted in it. The contrast with Marcionism here is that Marcion was explicitly antagonistic towards the Jewish scriptures which isnt necessarily the case with all Christian Gnostics and some Christian Gnostic sects may themselves have emerged from Jewish Gnostic sects.

Now there were Christian Gnostics that did strongly believe the God of the Old Testament was malicious and evil but they werent the majority early on it seems. Over time Gnosticism seems to have become more antagonistic towards the Old Testament as it began to be distanced from the Neoplatonist tradition and probably influenced by not just Marcionism but other dualistic Near Eastern religious movements in Zurvanism (a Zoroastrian sect that had a pessimistic view of the world wherein the evil Ahriman was equal in strength to his brother Ahura Mazda), Manicheanism etc so that when you get to the medieval Gnostic Christianity of the Bogomils or Cathars there is a stronger identification of the OT with evil.

anyway im not an expert on this but i find early christian heresies a really interesting thing


Bogomil Bonev - “Tyaloto Ti V Ritam”