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Balkan folk music, tastefully blended with jazz and contemporary improvised music.


About us

Outhentic is a combination of the words: “out” and “authentic”, which is in the meaning of “out of the authentic”. Their style blends tastefully Balkan folk music, jazz and contemporary improvised music.

The band was formed in 2012 by Zhivko Vasilev (kaval, piano) and Rayna Vasileva (vocal, percussion). In 2018, Borislav Iliev (guitar) and Stoil Ivanov (drums), became part of the group.

In the process of establishing their style, the band has had the opportunity to collaborate with extraordinary world-famous musicians and bands such as: the Grammy-nominated bassist – Juan Garcia-Herreros, Stoyan Yankoulov, Ian Stevenson, Suchet Malhotra, etc.

In the band biography, there are performances on various Bulgarian and international stages: Performance in the twelfth edition of the European Museum Night 2016 (Sliven, Bulgaria),Glastonbury Festival 2017 (England), etc.


In 2016, the band released their first self-penned album, in which guest performers from all over the world are participating. The album is titled “YesToday.

In 2019, the band released their second album – “
Transparent” is a reference to purity, truth and transparency contained in all the compositions included in it. The album in weaves the emotions of each of the participants, reflecting sincerity, spirituality and humanity in a truly remarkable way, incorporating the authentic sound of a live performance.


Zhivko Vasilev

Kaval & Piano

is amongst the most popular kaval players in Bulgaria. He is well-known to the public both in Bulgaria and Europe with his constant experiments and his search of new and unexplored paths in music.

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Rayna Vasileva

Vocal & Percussion

is a Bulgarian vocal folklore/pop/jazz performer and educator. She possesses a specific and recognizable voice.

She was born in Smolyan, a city situated in the heart of the Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria.

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Borislav Iliev

Guitar & Tamboura

born in 1994, guitarist and tamboura player and composer Borislav Iliev has been steadily building his name as one of the most compelling performers in Bulgaria. He started playing guitar at the age of seven in his home town Gorna Oryahovitsa.

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Stoil Ivanov

Drums & Tupan

is a drummer/composer and tupan player. He studied percussion instruments and graduated Dobrin Petkov National School of Music  in his home town Plovdiv. In 2016 he received his Master’s Degree from National Academy of Music.

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