Friday, March 7, 2008

March events - Macedonian dance, Kazhakstan music, Balkanske Igre festival

>From Fri Mar  7 00:59:23 2008
>From: balkanske igre <>
Subject: Chicago: Macedonian dance party; Kazakh music; 43rd Anniversary Spring
Festival of Balkan/Eastern European Dance and Music

Dear Friends,

Upcoming events in March of possible interest:

Saturday, March 8, 2008, 7pm, $10
Dance party at St. Petka Macedonian Orthodox Church, 2056 N Kedzie, Chicago.
Music by Orchestra Džula Milosavljeviæ & Kristijan (Alija Dalipoviæ et al).
Dance performance by Ensemble Balkanski Igri. Kitchen will be serving food.
Info: 847-903-7325-Iordanka


Randolph Café, LunchBreak Friday series showcases world music.
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington, Chicago
Roksonaki (Contemporary and traditional music from Kazakhstan)


Friday through Sunday, March 28-30, 2008, International House, 1414 E 59th St,
43rd Anniversary Spring Festival of Eastern European Dance and Music
featuring Balkan/E European Dance and Music cosponsored by CEERES, International
House at the
University of Chicago, and the Ensemble Balkanske Igre

Friday and Saturday evening dance parties with finest live music by
- James Stoyanoff & Lamajamal (Greek, Turkish, Middle-eastern music)
- Orchestra "Izgrev" (Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian, Rom ("Gypsy") etc. music)
- Orchestra Muzika4U Chris Bajmakavich, accordion; Ljupèo Milenkovski,
Macedonian kaval and gajda
- Orchestra Balkanski Ritmi including Angel Dobrev, gadulka, Stamen Gardzhev,
Bulgarian gaida,
and much more.

Saturday evening concert with top masters of Balkan and Eastern European music
and dance,
including above musicians plus ensembles Horo, Wici, Goce Delcev, Mitronija,
Balkanske Igre. Saturday evening dinner preceding concert - reservations required

Dance, singing, & instrumental music workshops and cultur sessions
9am-5pm on Saturday and Sunday with masters of Bulgarian, Macedonian, R
rom ("Gypsy"), Turkish, and Vlach folklore, including
Martin Koenig, Atanas Kolarovski, Ahmet Luleci, Šani Rifati, Ventzi Sotirov,
Chris Bajmakovich, Ljupèo Milenkovski, James Stoyanoff.

Music, books, costumes, etc. from International Folk Rhythms
Post-festival dinner Sunday evening at Restaurant Bulgaria.

Info, registration, copy of flyer, please contact:,
773-324-1247 or 847-965-8495
Balkanske Igre, PO Box 1157, Chicago, IL 60690

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