The mighty gift of rhythm
Ivailo Romanov-Peleto is a virtuoso percussionist who grew up in the Roma quarter of Blagoevgrad, in southwest Bulgaria. He has toured the world with the renowned Pirin Folk Ensemble and is the idol of many. He regularly returns to the impoverished village of his childhood to teach children about music and to provide them with a role model. Although he has no formal musical education, four of his students are studying in the National Conservatory.