A fall gathering at the Rail Trail Cafe in Rosendale; as the “Klezmer Band” in the Vassar College production of the Cherry Orchard; onstage at Woodstock’s Colony; an evening in the Woodstock Library Series; a summer afternoon at the Rail Trail with friends; and Kingston's ArtBar with dancers.
Bubbamara, composed by Goran Bregovic, from the soundtrack for the 1998 Serbian Romantic black comedy, Black Cat, White Cat (Crna mačka, beli mačor), composed by Goran Bregovic. Bubbamara means ladybug in Southern Slavid languages. From a performance at Colony in Woodstock, NY.
Djelem Djelem is often referred to as the national anthem of the Roma people. Composed by Žarko Jovanović , is a soleful tune with a lot of heart. From a performance at the Rail Trail Cafe, Rosendale, NY
Opa Cupa, is a classic “boy gets all the girls except the one he really wants” story composed by Roma Serbian Sabon Bajramovic, From a performance on Clearwater summer afternoon cruise on the Hudson River
Karagouna is a flirtatious couples’ dance from the plains of Thessaly. A social dance in which the men dance in a line behind a line of women, it was an opportunity for young people to get acquainted while dancing in the village square after church. The name comes from the Turkish word “kara” (black), describing women’s clothing. From a performance at 2019 Rosendale Street Festival.