UNECKO List

Polyphonic singing Dolen

Polyphonic singing from the villages of Dolen and Satovcha entered the UNESCO list

Polyphonic singing, also known as “high singing” in the Bulgarian villages of Dolen and Satovcha, has already been inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of Elements of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. High singing is a specific performance of local folk songs, which originates in the village of Dolen. Later it was transferred to the village of Satovcha by women who were emigrants or became daughters-in-law there. Today, this type of singing is on the verge of extinction, as only 4 grandmothers remain in Dolen from the singing group that performs these songs.