Baba Choir


A Bulgarian Baba choir performs a wedding dance in Dobarsko part of Razlog municipality, Blagoevgrad Province. This choir is in the community that Peace Corps volunteer Joe Waling lives. One of the women in the choir is Joe's host mother. 




The Church of Theodore Tyro and Theodore Stratales is located in Dobarsko and dates back to at least 1614, but some claim 1122. The church is a destination for tourists and the choir performs for the visitors. 



I took this low quality video with my cell phone. I had the good fortune to experience the Dobarsko Baba Choir because I was documenting Peace Corps Volunteer Joe Waling for my book, "Making Peace with the World, Photographs of Peace Corps Volunteers" published by Other Places Publshing. 

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