Yanka Rupkina played a major role in the growing popularity of Balkan music in the 1980s. Together with Stoyanka Boneva and Eva Georgieva, Rupkina formed the Trio Bulgarka, a vocal group affiliated with La Mystere Des Voix Bulgares. In addition to recording their own albums, Rupkina and Trio Bulgarka provided vocal harmonies for Kate Bush's albums, The Sensual World and The Red Shoes. Rupkina subsequently performed as a soloist for the national television and radio Bulgaria group, the Balkana. Rupkina's self-titled debut solo album, released in September 2000, featured a duet performed with Linda Ronstadt.