Oct 7 –
We are forming a Tamburitza orchestra and kolo group in south Florida. This will be the only group of its kind in Florida and the only group in existence in the southeastern United States. Tamburitza music pronounced Tahm-boo-ree-tsa, is the name for the family of stringed folk instruments native to Croatia. While native to Croatia, the Tamburitza is also the common folk instrument throughout Vojvodina, parts of Serbia, and Bosnia-Herzegovina. The Kolo is danced primarily by people from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and White Carniola region of Slovenia. Many variations of Kolo dances are normally performed at weddings, social, cultural, and religious ceremonies. Kolo's may be performed in a closed circle, a single chain or in two parallel lines. Both men and women dance together, however some dances require only men to dance and some dances are only for women. The Kolo dance is accompanied by traditional instrumental music (bearing the same name), performed most often with an accordion, but also with other instruments: frula (traditional kind of a recorder) and tamburitza instruments.
We are forming a Junior group for children and young people in the age range of 7 to 21 and an adult group for people 18 and over. You are never too old to enjoy the dancing and playing. We have had members up to 92 old young. The groups will learn to play, dance and sing the songs of the regions. No musical training is necessary since we will teach everyone who wants to join how to read music and then play it on the various tamburitza instruments. The dance groups will be taught various types of dances from the regions to accompany the orchestra. Everyone will be taught to sing the songs of the regions with classes on pronunciation and meanings of the words.
We are looking for anyone of any age who would like to participate and anyone who has musical, dance or vocal training of any kind, would be of great help to us. This group is starting from scratch so we currently are looking from instruments from the region to acquire for our members, either through donation or purchase( donations would really help). The 3/4 double bass is one instrument we are currently looking for in south Florida but all types of tamburitza instruments are needed so if anyone can help us, please contact the orchestra director: Edo Sindicich at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Practices will be beginning January 14, 2018 and held every Sunday starting at 1 pm at the Croatian American Cultural Center & Social Club located at 849 SE 8th Ave, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441.There will be a small fee (less than ten dollars) per lesson to help pay the instructors and directors. The clubs has its own 2nd floor dance studio and a large hall to stage dances and concerts. For those who would like to play you will need a tamburitza instrument and we have made an arrangement with a Tamburitza maker in Pennsylvania who can provide HANDMADE new high quality instruments in the price range of $250 to $475 which is a bargain if you Google tamburitza instruments that are for sale on the internet. Since this is a brand new group unfortunately we do not have enough instruments to loan you as of yet for all the people wishing to join.
You can check out information about tamburiza music and watch and listen to music with resources at http://learningtambura.byethost6.com and www.facebook.com/Tamburitzaorchestra/
Anyone wishing to take advantage this unique and rare opportunity to continue their culture or learn folk music from these Slavic regions and would like to join can contact: Edo Sindicich at email@example.com or 954-294-7366 or call Dan Grgas president of the Croatian-American Cultural Club at 954-864-9966.
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Oct 13 –
The 2nd of three Song Circles - occurring on the 2nd Saturday of each month. A very informal group of both singers and players ( currently featuring acoustic guitars, banjos, mandolins, violins, dulcimers, and autoharps - all levels of proficiency. ) If you would like to 'sit in' you'd be warmly welcomed and heartily encouraged. But if you just enjoy listening we can sure use your support!
Spread out a picnic blanket and enjoy an evening of bluesy Americana during The Barnacle Under Moonlight Concert Series. Gate opens at 6PM. $10 adults; $8 members; $3 ages 6-9. Under 6 free.
Oct 13 –
Spoiler Alert: There will be politics, poetry, and merriment. You will cry, you will think, you will laugh. Songs with conscience, as well as comic relief. Isn't that what good folk music promises, and delivers? It will be a special night, and you will want to be there. Just. Do. It!
Saturday, October 13, 2018
I-95 to Oakland Park Blvd., West exit. Go to light at NW 21st Ave. and turn right. Just past the first light, church will be on the right.
“I’m a vegetarian that watches NASCAR, a tree-hugger that keeps a gun under the seat.”– Grant Peeples Dubbed a “guitar-slinging poet” by Music News Nashville. A voice No Depression says “sounds like a ’57 Chevy with glass mufflers…” Songs that Routes & Branches deemed “smart, strong lyrics that mean something, and say it in a way that you haven’t heard before.” This finger-in-your-eye styled songwriter and 7th generation Floridian is a former expatriate. He spent 11 years on a tiny island off the coast of Nicaragua, where he installed the island’s first flushing toilet. He returned in 2006 to a very different homeland. Much of his songwriting is a response to what he found when he returned.
The Hanging by Grant Peeples (with Eliza Gilkyson): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixI1Rlx2DwA
Drilling for oil in the Midwest. Selling ice cream from a truck. Running a bakery. Starting points for just a few stories Nick Annis deftly weaves between and through song and performance banter. One man medicine show? Itinerant philosopher? Nick Annis is an award-winning songwriter, but he is also admired by folk fans for the storytelling talent that makes his performances so memorable. Audiences return to hear him deliver spoken word pieces in the style of brilliant songwriter/storytellers like Gamble Rogers, John McCutcheon and Dave Carter. Drawing on his diverse background and Greek roots, Nick crafts “true” stories and timeless accounts of humanity.
Children of a Mayan God by Nick Annis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00Msvm_3-us
Reservations requested but not required: Contact Susan at OzWoman321@aol.com or 954-478-8637
$20 at the door, plus non-perishable item for our local Cooperative Feeding Program (canned meats, beans, fruits, vegetables, peanut butter, dried milk, pasta, rice, cereal, baby food and baby formula); Advance Reservations: $17, checks (made out to Nick Annis) received in the UU church office no later than Wednesday before Saturday show (or call or e-mail Susan at the contact info above):
UU Congregation of Ft Lauderdale
We will once again offer our Season Pass ($150), which includes admission to all 9 September-May shows, as well as premium reserved seating and a Labyrinth Cafe T-shirt (designed and printed by Virginia, Labyrinth Café volunteer). It's a wonderful way to support the UU church, our performers and the continuation of live, original music!
Please visit www.labyrinthcafe.com for further details and the artists' websites, and our Facebook page to give us a thumbs-up, which will then keep you informed of upcoming concerts:
Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 75th Birthday Tribute: A Celebration of Jon Mitchell!, with Jennings & Keller and Friends
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