COOS BAY — South Coast Folk Society is excited to welcome Chubritza, Balkan and International folk dance band from Arcata, Calif., for a concert/dance from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Harding Learning Center located at 755 S. 7th St. in Coos Bay. Chubritza sings folk songs in many languages, and plays a wide variety of traditional and modern instruments used throughout Eastern Europe and other parts of the world. Admission is $10.
For those with an insatiable appetite for dancing, come at 3 p.m. for an instructional session to warm you up for the evening activity. Admission for the afternoon class is $5 — or attend both the class and evening event for $12.
Chubritza performs traditional dance music and songs from both urban and village traditions from Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, England, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Macedonia, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, U.S.A. and the Jewish/Klezmer and Romany peoples. These songs reflect many universal themes: the passion of being in love, the sorrow of lost love, and the happiness music and dance brings to the heart. Band members and instrumentation: Jim Case, tambura, brač, guitar, mandolin, prim; Janet Finney-Krull, flute, pennywhistle, recorder, frula, accordion, brač, dumbek, tŭpan, snare, and vocals; Rick Kruse, bass, violin, gŭdulka, čelovič, tambura, mandolin, banjo, and vocals; Craig Kurumada, gajda, clarinet, prim, brač, accordion, tambura, spoons, snare drum, tŭpan, tsimbl mic, violin, and vocals; Meadow Lo, tambura, bass, brač, čelovič, trumpet, guitar, dumbek, tŭpan, and vocals; and Linnea Mandell, accordion, tambura, bugarija, tŭpan, recorder, dumbek, snare, and vocals