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25.
CHALGA (from ‘chalgia’ – Turkish musical instrument); means also ‘to make music’.
Some 30 years ago the meaning was most close to the definition ‘to remake some pop-folk music by ear’. During the communist period the “pop-folk” music in Bulgaria was considered as decadent, thus forbidden. The self-production was sporadic. Illegally in many pubs in Bulgaria Serbian, Gypsy and Greek pop-folk songs used to be interpreted mainly by ear, which put the beginning of the concept ‘CHALGA’, also as some collective noun for the entire music gender.
After the democratic changes in 1989 ‘CHALGA’ transformed into a movement – self-production of pop-folk music, based on Balkan (Turkish mainly) patterns of the kind, Gypsy motives and rhythmic, Bulgarian dirty urban songs, and authentic folklore.
Except the rhythm, provoking to manifest some carnal intentions (usually after a couple of drinks) the kernel of any pop-folk song is the “key-phrase” of the text (usually mentioned several times), for example: “wake me at 2 o’clock in morning with no reason”, “kiss me allover and everywhere, because you know the best where to kiss”, “write down your name with your finger on my back”, “why having a lot of money when no friends around”, “show me yours, and I’ll show you mine”, etc.
Nevertheless, nowadays ‘CHALGA’ seems to be quite steady and resisting musical gender with its own motley dressing, heavy makeup, striking jewelry style, all accessories, which could be embellished, fancy lifestyle, vehicle preferences etc.
The bad news is ‘CHALGA’ possesses certain characteristics of pestilence.
On the other hand the good news is that it has defined finally the area of its diffusion, which is (lucky to say) not the best part of the nation.


chalga singer, chalga contest, chalga restaurant, chalga rhithm, chalga beauty etc.
by Assen Sirakoff June 13, 2006
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1.
Very shity music made by Bulgarian low-inteligent musiciants adicted to low-quality alcohol and preformed by guipsies and retarded whors(most often blond).The lyrics are cheesy and doesn't ring any bells...at all
(translation of a chalga lyr)
Oh bathroom,oh joy
the village bathroom is the greatest joy!
by Victor 6taigata February 20, 2005
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2.
Chalga is a bulgarian style, first meant to be only limited to the music but then grown to a whole movement in the social life of Bulgaria. The main traits of the calga are the following:
- lack of inteligence
- peasant origin (not really necessary)
- whore type dress style (for women) and "big necklaces, cheap sport's wear, white socks and black shoes" (for men)

Well known names from the CHALGA industry are: KONDIO CIGANINA TUP, MARA OTVARIACHKATA, GERGANA the SILICONE and many others.

In fact, the last years the CHALGA replaced the porno industry, forbidden in Bulgaria. The women who would like to become a CHALGA singer should go through several tests of their sexual capacities. Just after being sleeping with 2 producers, 1 CEO, 2 high level criminals, 7 low level criminals, 4 shopassistants (generally in butcher's shop) and 12 neigbours they are titled "APPRENTICE CHALGA SINGER"

In general to become a CHALGA SINGER there is also an "lack of intelligence test" with those 3 questions:
1. 2+2=?
2. What is the first name of Todor Jivkoff
3. Name one river starting with "D" and finishing with "unav"

If you have more than one correct answer you are expeled for good from the CHALGA society.
"Hey, CHALGAR smotan" - excuse me, sir, can I attract you attention to the following matter?
"Zaebi q taq CHALGARKA" - we'd better not to discuss any further this woman with behaviour like a whore
by Johny French April 08, 2005
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3.
Imagine a horse. Imagine the heap of horse-shits.
Are you with me?
Now, imagine the worm inside the horse-shits which is eating them (intestinal worm). Now, imagine the shits of that worm.
So, that bloody heap of smelly worm shits is chalga.
In other words, chalga is extracted shit from all dirt in the World.
God bless all who are not in Bulgaria and those that don’t know what is this chalga. Fucking chalga is everywhere in Bulgaria.
These red tomatoes
who has 'em baby shaked off
Who has you baby lied
Who has yo baby fucked up
by ToDoR April 08, 2005
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4.
Not particularly sophisticated music by (often) not particularly sophisticated composers, writers, and performers, mostly targeted at not particularly sophisticated listeners with 1/2" foreheads and no necks (insurance business folks, cops, cheap alcohol addicts, etc.)

Features cheesy lyrics and primitive melody, bearing superficial resemblance to traditional Bulgarian folk music.

From Turkish "chalga" meaning popular music (or sort of - corrections welcome.)
Ooooh Tiger Tiger
Do you have the dough
Do you have the dou-U-u-u-Uu-u-ugh
Pretty chicks for you
by Filan Kishiqta April 08, 2005
958 256
 
5.
A ganre in bulgarian music loosely based on bulgarian, greek and turkish folk music with some pop elements thrown in. The music and lyrics are usually of very low quallity. The performers are usually women that dress like whores as mentioned in the previous definition. However most of them are very good singers and work really hard, giving live performances 3-5 times a week.
(translated lyrics example)

...and don't say words of love to me,
I most love the wisper of money...
by MishoM April 07, 2005
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6.
Bulgarian deformed and corrupted kinda music. Good for nothing except making you stupid, retarded and having sort of fun when totaly wasted !
Lyrics -
The rocks are falling,
falling from the sky !
Lyrics -
Green, green when all my money are green, green !
by Luben Lambov April 08, 2005
887 279
 
7.
Greek and Turkish music which is stolen by low-intelligent Bulgarian musicians
Tractor-driver, hooligan
is my neighbour bai Ivan
he's old-known in the PD (police department)
with his thefts from the TKZS (the communist system of division of the agricultural land)

Bai Ivan is very wild
whenever he steals he's happy
he lacks conscience and morality
even the mayor was robbed by him!
7 times he has stolen
the pumps of the dam (!!!:D)


(duet "Apollon" - Bai Ivan)
by MaMyTa April 09, 2005
876 313