2011 Tamburitzan Program
- Hi, everyone! If you find you have an opportunity to see the 2011
Duquesne University Tamburitzan program performed - GO! They have the
strongest Slovak segment I have ever seen. Their costumes are Zdiar
and the choreography is superb! I understand they are working with
someone who choreographed and/or worked with Sluk. Whatever the
reason, the result was wonderful to behold.
The other joyful news is they had a student PLAYING the fujara.
Usually the musician gives the opening cascade and that's that. This
young man P-L-A-Y-E-D the fujara for a full four minutes to introduce
the set. Later he played the koncovka - again PLAYED it. FINALLY! Oh,
yes.The rest of the show was wonderful too.
This was a free performance and for some reason there were no
programs. I don't know who the fujarsit is. I do know he has talent.
DISCLAIMER: I graduated from the Tamburitzan Institute of Folk Art in
1979. ( I was a mere child.) have no other affiliation with the
group. I get no remuneration or financial or benefit in any way from
my review of their performance. I just get to share the good news
about their Slovak set.
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