Lyubka Rondova

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Lyubka Rondova
Background information
Born (1936-09-24)September 24, 1936
Sidirochori, Greece
Died March 15, 2016(2016-03-15) (aged 79)
Sofia, Bulgaria
Genres Folk

Lyubka Vasileva Rondova (Bulgarian: Любка Василева Рондова), Ljubka Rondova or Lubka Rondova (Bulgarian: Любка Рондова) was a Bulgarian folk singer best known for performing and recording many of the traditional songs from Macedonia as a folklore region.

Rondova was born in Sidirochori (Bulgarian: Шестеово, Shesteovo), Vitsi municipality, Kastoria Prefecture, Greece in 1936. In 1948, at the end of the Greek Civil War, she left her village and went to Poland with many children-refugees from the western part of Greek Macedonia. Later she moved to Czechoslovakia and graduated in Slavistics from Charles University in Prague. Rondova and her family settled in Bulgaria in 1960.

Rondova was invited to join the song and dance ensemble "Gotse Delchev" in Sofia and was its soloist 30 years.

She was awarded the highest Bulgarian order Stara planina, First Degree in 2002.[1] She died on March 15, 2016.[2]


  1. ^ "Official Gazette"Paid subscription required. Daxy (54). May 31, 2002. 
  2. ^ "Почина народната певица Любка Рондова" [The folk singer Lyubka Rondova passed away]. BGNES. March 15, 2016. 

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