We will once again be featuring workshops! All Workshops are at the Legion hall, 2205 Commercial (upstairs hall, door farthest to the left).
This year we will have an online reservation system through Brown Paper Tickets. Go ***here*** to reserve, but you pay in cash when you arrive. Reservations close at 9 am on Saturday May 9. Or you are welcome to take a chance and drop in 10 minutes before the workshop begins!
Workshop attendees will have the opportunity to briefly discuss workshop direction and goals at the beginning of each class. Difficulty level will be adjusted to reflect the average level of the attendees. Translator will be provided.
FRIDAY MAY 13:
7:30 pm-8:00 pm: Dance workshop led by Nada Putnik and members of Gradina and Vuk Karadzic Veterans Serbian Folk Dancers. Live music by Zlatna Mountain! Included with ticket for show. No maximum number, no reservation necessary, just show up!
SATURDAY MAY 14:
12 noon-1:30: Tapan drumming. (Demiran Cerimovic). This is for people who have never played the 2-headed bass/tenor drum before. All you need is some basic rhythm sense! Bring a 2-headed bass drum and stick if you have one. $16, maximum 10 students. Some loaner drums for $5 extra.
2:00-3:30: Balkan Brass band. (Demiran Cerimovic) Learn a balkan tune in the authentic South Serbian style. Reed instruments, accordion, and drums welcome. Check with organizers for other instruments. $10, maximum 30 students.
4:00-5:30: Balkan Romani singing (all levels). (Demiran Cerimovic). Technique, pronounciation, and stylizations. $12, maximum 20 students.
(hall closed 6 pm to 7 pm for evening concert preparation)
7:30 pm-8:00 pm: Dance workshop led by Nada Putnik and Gradina Serbian Folk Dancers. Live music by Grupa Dunbarov! Included with ticket for show. No maximum number, no reservation necessary, just show up!
Reserve HERE: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2520048
For any questions, send email to orkestars at gmail dot com
Workshops are subject to change if there is insufficient interest or overwhelming interest – we may cancel some and double up others. If you’ve signed up we’ll let you know in advance.
DEMIRAN CERIMOVIC is an award winning trumpet master from Serbia. He leads the brass band “Vranjski Biseri” and his family has been playing Roma wedding and popular music for generations. As band leader he is proficient in all the instruments in his band, and he is also a very talented singer. Demiran is also an extremely gifted and patient teacher.
NADA PUTNIK has been teaching Serbian and other folk dances for many years. She is leader of the dance group “Gradina”.
How they do it in Vranje, Serbia! Photo by Kristina Zalite.