Dunava (from Дунав, the Bulgarian name for the Danube river) is a Balkan women's choir, made up of singers with broad musical and performance experience and a passion for intricate harmonies and varying vocal technique. Dunava is dedicated to studying and performing traditional folk songs from Eastern Europe with respect and authenticity, and introducing audiences to these beautiful vocal traditions and songs.
Dunava is a regular performing group at Northwest Folklife Festival, Croatia Fest, Balkan Night Northwest, and the annual Bulgarian Christmas Concert (sponsored by the Bulgarian Cultural and Heritage Center). The choir has been featured by the Seattle Folklore Society concert series, by Seattle Sacred Music and Art, and has collaborated with local choirs such as Seattle City Cantabile, Bellevue Chamber Chorus, Pacifica Chamber Chorus, and Bulgarian Voices of Seattle. In 2014 Dunava was the first American group to participate in the international Silver Buckle folk festival in Kjustendil, Bulgaria.
Dunava has released three CDs: Dunava (2009), Bulgaria (2013), and Behind the Veil (2021). Dunava is based in Seattle, Washington State.