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2007 San Francisco Tamburitza Festival

  Sat - Sun, Feb 17-18, 2007         6:00 PM        $15/day Children Free. Save $5 and come both days!

Event Details

Tamburaski Orkestar Momci will be featured both days. Also performing will be Sidro, Tommy Yeseta with St. Anthony's Tamburica Orchestra of Los Angeles, and the Slavonian Traveling Band.

Tamburaski Orkestar Momci was formed in 1993 by Ken and Dennis Kosovec. Original members besides them, were Frank Corak, Joseph Matievich and David Skaro. Later on additional members added were David Kosovec, Peter Kosovec, and David Ranilovich. The members all have extensive musical backgrounds not only in playing Tambura music for parties, dances, weddings, etc.,  but have also been involved in teaching, writing, and arranging music for the large Tambura orchestra. The current members are David Kosovec on Bass, Dennis Kosovec on Kontra, Peter Kosovec on Brach, Ken Kosovec on Prim, and guest Dario Barisic on Brach. Ken, Dennis, David and Peter, all were members of the Detroit Tamburitza Orchestra and evolved musically from the Junior group in Detroit. Ken is currently the director of the Detroit Tamburitza Orchestra, former director/teacher for 10 years of the Detroit Star Tamburitzans, former cello player for 20 years with Orchestra Lira, and Tamburitza Hall of Fame recipient from the Tamburitza Hall of Fame. Dennis Kosovec is concert master and assistant to Ken in the Detroit Tamburitza Orchestra, former assistant director of the Detroit Star Tamburitzans, and former bass player for 20 years with Orchestra Lira. David Kosovec is the bass player in Otrov, tambura teacher of Hrvatski Tanac in Pittsburgh, musician in the Kumovi folk ensemble, graduate and past featured performer in the Duquesne University Tamburitzans, and Founders award recipient from the Tamburitza Association of America. Peter Kosovec is the prim player with Otrov, teacher of South Hills Tamburitzans in Pittsburgh, musician in the Kumovi folk ensemble, graduate and past featured performer with the Duquesna University Tamburitzans, Founders award recipient from the Tamburitza Association of America, songwriter and arranger, and producer of 5 personal CD recordings. Guest performer Dario Barisic is from Djakovo Croatia and was the featured vocalist with Tamburaski Zbor Zvona, past featured instrumentalist and vocalist with the Duquesne University Tamburitzans, and producer of his own personal CD recording. Tamburaski Orkestar Momci has performed at many Tamburiza Extravaganzas and Slavic Festivals throughout the years and have always strived to portray Tambura music to the very highest level possible.

*Tamburitza is a word with a variety of meanings. Most literally, it is the affectionate diminutive of tambura, any one of a number of long-necked fretted string instruments derived from those brought to the Balkan Peninsula by the Turks and Roma (Gypsies) - in the 16th century.

 

Schedule

Saturday, Feb 17 - 4:00 pm to midnight

Special Events:
4:00 pm Kolo dance review
5:30 pm Tamburitza music workshop by Ken Kosovec & Mark Forry. Ken has been a teacher and leader for over 25 years with the Detroit Tamburitza Orchestra. Mark has published and written extensively about the history of tamburitza music.
7:30 pm Tam Jam- Everyone plays and dances.
8:00 pm Welcome Dance - Tamburaski Orkestar Momci and Sidro play for dancing.

Food available by the item from 4:00 pm

Sunday, Feb 18 - 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Special Events:
1:00 pm Tamburitza music workshop and panel discussion by Ken Kosovec, Mark Forry and guests
2:30 pm Concert featuring Tamburaski Orchestra Momci and all the groups.
5:00 pm Dance and sing-a-long with Momci and all the tamburasi.

Food available by the item from 1:00 pm

Performers

Momci
Tamburaski Orkestar Momci was formed in 1993 by Ken and Dennis Kosovec. In addition to Ken and Dennis, original members were Frank Corak, Joseph Matie...

Sidro
Sidro, formerly known as Blue Adriatic, is one of Northern California's favorite Croatian Tamburitza Orchestras. For over 20 years, Sidro has been per...

Yeseta Brothers
Thomas Yeseta began playing the accordion at age 6, eventually adding bass and organ to his repertoire. In 1964 he joined the St. Anthony's Tamburic...

Slavonian Traveling Band
The diverse sound and repertoire of The Slavonian Traveling Band crosses all boundaries and speaks for tolerance and hope. The popular eight member en...


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