Film, Video The Bajich Brothers: Tambura Music from Kansas
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- The Bajich Brothers: Tambura Music from Kansas
- The Bajich Brothers perform tambura music from Kansas, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.
- Event Date
- September 17, 2008
- - From birth, the Bajich Brothers were surrounded by the rich musical environment of their church. It had distinctive, choral liturgical and folk hymn traditions, as well as Tambura music played by their own St. George Tamburtiza Orchestra, led by Joseph Gerba. The brothers started to play Tambura instruments by sixth grade. They collected and listened to recordings of orchestras and ensembles from all over the country, which were more readily available to their generation than they had been in the past. They also experienced the Tambura music of local Croatian and Slovenian communities in the Kansas City metropolitan area. As the brothers matured, they continued to advance their music and performance skills. In 1981, the brothers came together to form the Bajich Brothers Orchestra. Today, the vitality of Tambura music within this Serbian-American community rests on the shoulders of these four brothers. Peter, the oldest brother, plays Tambura cello; Boris, the bugarija; and twins Peter and Paul, bass and prim, respectively.
- Related Resources
- American Folklife Center: https://www.loc.gov/folklife/
- Running Time
- 1 hours 12 minutes 47 seconds
- Online Format
- online text
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