Tamburitza America

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Black Mountain Publishers, 2005 - Folk music - 280 pages
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Tamburitza America is the story of an Old-World music tradition, the tamburitza of the South Slavs, which came to America with the immigrants in the late 1800s and early 1900s. It has flourished through several American-born generations.Milan Opacich documents the history of the instrument and features the fine musicians and orchestras and their major contributions both to tamburitza and to American music.Other traditional instrumentsthe flute or frula, the bagpipes or gajde, and the gusleare spotlighted along with the violin, a relative newcomer to tamburitza but an integral part of many popular orchestras.Tamburitza America is also a historic journey through America to the origins of the tamburitza tradition in the countrys in-dustrial towns where work once revolved around mines, mills, and factories. It recalls the vibrant communities where tambur-itza music was heard, first in the boarding houses, pool halls, and saloons and, later, in the taverns, church halls, night clubs, restaurants, and ballrooms.Today, musicians and fans gather throughout the country to hear the bright and happy sound of the tamburitza. Tamburitza America celebrates this rich musical heritage of the South Slavs in America.

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Contents

The Tamburitzas
3
What Are Tamburitzas
10
Tamburitza and the New Millennium
16
Americas Early Tambura Craftsmen
25
The Artistry of Bozo Podunovac
32
The Guslar and His Gush
43
The Violin Joins the Tamburitza
49
The Crlenica Brothers
55
Isidor Bajich Orchestra
118
Tamburitzans Earliest Recording Artists
153
The Balkan Orchestra of Stevan Zerbes
159
Rasha and Mirko
165
Alexander Sanda Pavlovich
172
Steve Barich Tamburas
177
The Musical Escapades of Danilo Kozarski
187
A Century of Progress and Yugoslav Day
197

The Skertich Brothers
61
The Dokich Dynasty
67
The Ladies and Their Tamburitzas
75
The Marovich Sisters
82
Balkan Serenaders Veseli Brdjani Orchestra Mokranjac
91
Where is the Next Generation?
97
The Balkan Serenaders and Tillie Klaich
105
Drinas Young Men
112
Tamburitza Hot Spots 1
209
Music and More at the Miramar
215
Tamburitza Testimonials
222
Tamburitza SmithsonianStyle
229
Recording Preserving and Promoting
233
Down Memory Lane
247
Tamburitza Drina and Me
256
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