Register Now for Sviraj! Balkan Dance Music

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The 2021 Annual Meeting Local Planning Committee in Harrisburg invites you to join tamboura ensemble “Sviraj” and folklorist Amy Skillman on Tuesday, June 8 at 7:00 pm EDT to meet the band, listen to their music, and learn some dance steps.

“Sviraj” translates to “play on!” and is shouted in encouragement, almost as a command, when a tamburitza musician is playing with special energy and inspiration. (“Sviraj” is pronounced svee-rye with a rolled “r.”) In Steelton, Pennsylvania, Sviraj is a well-known Balkan tambura ensemble featuring Chris Radanovic (bass), Michael Furjanic (violin/tambura); Danilo Yanich (bugarija/accordion), and Lenny Tepsich (Celo/Doumbek). The group, from both Serbian and Croatian roots, performs ballads, popular songs, and especially kolos—an upbeat dance music. They learned their music from older traditional musicians, and frequently play for community events, weddings, and church festivals. They have worked to sustain this tradition for more than 35 years.

Register now to play on!

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