Maria Krasteva is from Bratzigovo and studied English at the Berthold Brecht Language School in Pazardjik and Sociology at the University for National and World Economy. She mastered singing at a folklore ensemble at the Youth Center in Bratzigovo. She has recorded for the Bulgarian National Radio and won prizes at a number of folklore competitions.
Q.: How long have you been involved with music?
A.: Since I was 7 years old.
Q.: From which geographical area is the costume you wear on stage?
A.: From the picturesque Rodope village of Ravnogor.
Q.: Your favorite folk song?
A.:-My favorite are Zaspalo e Chelebiiche (Sleepy is Chelebiiche) and Sonyo, My Sonyo.
Q.: What is the Cosmic Voices from Bulgaria Choir for you?
A.:-To me it’s music, sunshine, friends, art.
Q.: Your favorite Bulgarian proverb?
A.: You reap what you sow!
Q.: What is music to you? –
A.: It is life.
Q.: What inspires you?
Q.: What do you dream about?
A.: The apogee of music everywhere, in all hearts and homes.
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