Sviraj Balkan: Jam Dance Lessons and Concert

SvirajSviraj Balkan Jam
Thursday, October 1, 2009

Dance lessons will begin at 7:00 p.m. and the Concert will begin @ 8:00 p.m.
Admission is Free and open to the public. Bring the family for a lively and fun filled event!

(Play on! and pronounced svee-rye with a rolled “r”) is shouted in encouragement when a tamburitza musician is playing with special energy and inspiration. It's also the name of one of the best known Slavic music bands in the United States. Childhood friends from Steelton, Pennsylvania, America's tamburitza heartland, and descendants of immigrants from Croatia and Serbia, Sviraj epitomizes the camaraderie, passion, and deep-rooted connection to family, culture and community in tamburitza music.

Tamburitza is the great multi-ethnic instrumental and vocal music tradition of the central Balkan peninsula that found its deepest roots among Croatians, Serbians, Roma (Gypsies), and Hungarians and it reflects the deep soul, emotion and melancholy of these peoples. The group also plays music from other southern European countries including Greece, Bulgaria and Romania. Let Sviraj take you to another world!

Co-sponsored with Urban Studies, Conservatory, Student Activities and OMD

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