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San Francisco Tamburitza Festival

  Sat - Sun, Feb 16-17, 2008         4:00 PM        $15 Donation, children free. Save $5 and come both days!

Event Details

Although Tamburitza Rroma (T-Rroma) is based in Chicago, its musical roots — and its fan base — spread far beyond that city’s boundaries. Its repertoire, which includes original as well as folk and modern compositions, is as rich and diverse as the culture of the Gypsy (or the preferred “Rom”), from which it takes its name. At every performance, therefore, T-Rroma takes its audience on a compelling worldwide journey that stretches from the Balkans to South America, punctuated from start to finish by everything from hushed and haunting ballads to powerful, pulsating Latin rhythms.
T-Rroma’s members all are seasoned performers who have been honing their musical skills since childhood. Each has played with top-notch musicians and singers in America, Canada and the former Yugoslavia. Several years ago they came together to form T-Rroma, and since then, the ensemble has built a large and loyal fan base in its home city and throughout the U.S. It is T-Rroma’s ability to blend soulful passion with technical expertise – its knack for delivering complex instrumental pieces and vocal arrangements with what appears to be effortless precision – that has made the band one of the most sought-after Gypsy orchestras in the country.

Also performing are: Novi Stari Tamburasi, Slavonian Traveling Band with Lilla Serlegi, Sidro, Dalmacijo Singers, Koraci, Tommy Yeseta and the St. Anthony Tamburica Orchestra of Los Angeles, and Jorgodan Dance Troupe.

There will be a presentation about the History of Tamburitza music and its Romani (Gypsy) influences by Mark Forry at 4PM on Saturday , and a panel discussion with T-Troma at 1PM on Sunday.

A block of rooms at a special group rate has been allocated at Four Points by Sheraton, near SF airport for Friday, Feb 15th - Sunday, Feb 18th. Call 800-368-7764 for reservations before Feb 1



Saturday 2/16

 Main HallBar
4PMHistory of Tamburitza Music - Mark Forry and T-roma Videos TBA
7:30PMTam Jam - bring your tamburitza to play 
8PMWelcome Dance - T-Rroma plays for dancing 
9PMKoraci dancers perform 

Sunday 2/17

 Main HallBar
1PMTamburitza music panel T-Rroma, Mark Forry 

The tamburitza music begins:

Novi Stari Tamburasi

4:15PMTommy Yeseta 
5:00PMSlavonian Traveling Band with Lilla Serlegi/Jorgodan Dance TroupeNovi Stari
7PM  Tommy Yeseta
7:30PM  T-Rroma + all


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Novi Stari Tamburasi
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