Thursday, March 6, 2008
Veseliyka: Madison Folkdance Unlimited's Bulgarian Night
This Sunday, March 9, 2008, Veseliyka will be playing at Madison Folkdance Unlimited's Bulgarian Night. Veseliyka plays traditional, village-style music from the Balkans. It consists of Dave Kantor: gaida and kaval; Yulian Yordanov: tupan and vocals; Flora van Wormer: gadulka; and me: tambura.
Open to the general public and admission is free, although donations are appreciated.
If you're a folkdancer, you've probably recovered from Folk Ball 2008 by now, and here's a great opportunity to dance to some live music again. If you're not a folkdancer, it's never too late to start. Great excercise and boatloads of fun, too. Generations of Bulgarian goatherds can't be wrong! (Plagiarism alert! I stole that goatherd line.)
The fun begins at 7:30 pm. During the first hour some Bulgarian dances will be taught. The live music begins at 8:30 and will run about an hour, after which dancing will continue to recorded music until about 11:00. Come for all or part of the evening. If you plan on dancing (and you should, if you're physically able), wear comfortable shoes. An extra belt is a good idea for dances of this region (not to hold up your pants, silly - for those dances that use a belt-hold.)
The event will be held in the basement of The Crossing Campus Christian Center, 1127 University Avenue, Madison, WI.
For more information, contact Kim at kimcaisseATgmailDOTcom or Michael at mkATmailbagDOTcom.