Croatian American Cultural Center Logo
facebook  twitter  youtube
  
Events

 

Marko Polo Festival

  Sunday , Oct 24, 2004         3:00 PM

Event Details

Marko Polo, the famed Croatian explorer, was born on the island of Korcula, off the Dalmatian coast of Croatia. To highlight his achievements as one of the men to open the Far East to trade, the Croatian American Cultural Center celebrates an annual Marko Polo Day in October with a festival of Croatian and international music, dance, and ethnic food. Since Korcula was part of the Venetian Empire, he is usually thought to be an Italian, but the people of Croatia know he belongs to them. Many immigrants from Korcula settled in San Francisco during the early 20th century. They joined the thriving San Francisco Croatian community, which began during the Gold Rush era. Dances and music from Korcula are part of the folklore preserved at the Croatian American Cultural Center.

Performers

Eszterlanc Hungarian Dance Ensemble
Eszterlánc is a San Francisco Bay Area based Hungarian folk ensemble. Its aim is to learn about and present authentic Hungarian folkdances fro...

Balliamo Italian Dancers
Balliamo! performs throughout northern California and Oregon. They've performed at the annual Sons of Italy wreath-laying ceremony at the statue of C...

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...

Dalmacijo Singers
The Dalmacijo Singers, one of the groups existing under the umbrella of the Croatian American Cultural Center, have been delighting audiences since 1...

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...


Home  |  About Us  |  Events  |  Store  |  Contact