Thursday, October 11, 2007

Various upcoming events around the midwest

We've received notices of a number of events around Chicago, Milwaukee, and even further afield in the next couple of months:

  • Subject: NOv 14 Oak Park IFD B'day party dance
Do save the date, Nov 14, the week before Thanksgiving, for our annual Birthday Party. This will be # 27. We'd love to have you celebrate with us.

Happy Dancing

  • Subject: upcoming Balkan/Eastern European Music events
October 26 Yuri Yunakov & Gypsy Wedding Band, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N Lincoln, Chicago

November 3 7th Anniversary Serbian TV Celebration, Holy Resurrection Cathredral Hall, Chicago, IL

November 9 Spiritual Sounds of Central Asia: A Musical Tour through Six Countries, Symphony Center,
220 S Michigan Ave, Chicago

November 25 Goran Alacki, Macedonian accordion virtuoso, and Adriana Alacka, famed singer
SS Kiril & Metodij Orthodox Church, 91st & Route 83, Clarendon Hills, IL

December 8 Ensemble Balkanske Igre performs dance and music of the Balkans and Eastern Europe,
Jefferson Park Branch, Chicago Public Library.

Advance Notice

January 2008 Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares, world-renowned, Emmy-winning choir from Bulgaria
place TBA

January 2008 Moiseyev, granddaddy of the Eastern European folk dance and music ensembles, from Moscow.

  • Subject: 10/09/2007 Ethnic Dance Chicago - Midwest Dance/Music News Update – Yuri Yunakov in the Midwest & Other Stuff
#2 – Yuri Yunakov in Twin Cities – Saturday October 27, 2007
The Yuri Yunakov Ensemble at Cedar Cultural Center in Mineapolis, MN,
Saturday Night, 8:00pm, The Yuri Yunakov Ensemble at Cedar Cultural
Center, 416 Cedar Ave. So, Minneapolis, MN 55454
The creativity and dizzying energy of Bulgaria's and Macedonia's
so-called "wedding music" is simultaneously shocking and delightful. It
is one of the most exciting world music sounds today and this ensemble
is the only group performing it in America.
Cedar ticket line: (612)-338-2674 ext 2, $12 advance, $15 day of show,

#3 – Yuri Yunakov in Milwaukee – Sunday October 28, 2007
The Yuri Yunakov Ensemble in Milwaukee, WI, Concert - 7:00pm,
UW-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts Recital Hall, 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd,
Milwaukee, WI, Followed by music and dance at MOCT- 240 E. Pittsburgh,
Milwaukee, WI

Romani (Gypsy) saxophone virtuoso, Yuri Yunakov , will perform a concert
with his ensemble at the UWM Peck School of the Arts Recital Hall on
Sunday, October 28th at 7:00pm. Milwaukee will be the last stop on
Yunakov’s 22-city tour of the U.S sponsored by Voice of Roma’s Romani
Routes project. Concert tickets are $12 general, $10 students and may
be purchased in advance through the UWM Box Office (phone 414-229-4308).

The club Moct (240 E. Pittsburgh) will hold an after-party with hors
d’oeuvres and drink specials for concert-goers (with ticket stub). f


#4 – Holiday Folk Fair in Milwaukee – Nov 16-18, 2007
Milwaukee Holiday Folk Fair Weekend, State Fairgrounds
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

A world of cultures and customs are united in peaceful solidarity to be
felt, listened to and tasted through a variety of honored family
recipes, artifacts, ethnic music and spirited folk dances at the Holiday
Folk Fair International. Live performances featuring dynamic African
drums, Russian balalaikas, the colorful Ukrainian national hopak dance,
the Scottish fling and the vibrant Spanish flamencos. An assortment of
time honored recipes passed down through generations will introduce you
to distinct and extraordinary flavors that will certainly awaken your
taste buds. Centuries of skilled artisans from distant lands have
created characteristic treasures to be on display for a distinguishing
shopping experience. Whether you enjoy upbeat rhythms or temperate calm
melodies, bands such as the Steve Meisner Band, Izvor, Melkmeisters and
Johnny Hoffman will certainly move you. Listen and dance to music of
diverse styles, from the Serbian kolo to the Viennese waltz.

WI, Folk Fair Hotline at (414)-225-6225, or (800)-FAIR-INTL,

#5 – Romanian Couple Dance Workshop in St Louis – Nov 16-18, 2007
Romanian Couple Dance Workshop with Christian Florescu & Sonia Dion in
St Louis., Info: Nancy/Rex Couture,
(314)-275-8228, couture3@primary.netInfo: Barbara/John Uhlemann,

#6 – Macedonian Musicians in Chicago Area – Nov 25, 2007
Goran Alacki (Macedonian accordion) and Adriana Alacka (Macedonian
singer), Sts.Kiril i Metodij, Macedonian Orthodox Church, 10 S. 330
Route 83, Hinsdale, IL 60527, (630) 654-0016,

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