June 15, 2018 – 6:00 pm

Music at the Frist: Tantsova Grupa

Cafe ~ FREE ~ Dance Lessons!

  • Tantsova Grupa featuring Laura Bouffard, clarinet; Mary Lou Durham, fiddle; Janet Epstein, recorders; Sam Frazee, guitar; Greg Jones, guitar; Michael Lewandowski, mandolin; Tim Murphy, fiddle; Amberly Rosen, fiddle; Holly Tashion, upright bass;, Bill Wiggins, percussion.

Tantsova Grupa, Bulgarian for "dance group," is a Nashville-based musical ensemble created in 2009 to accompany the Nashville International Folk Dancers (NIFD). The ensemble performs village dances from Bulgaria, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Turkey, Armenia, Russia, Germany, Hungary, France, and Israel. Tantsova Grupa has performed for NIFD's Autumn Leaves workshops; Celebration of Cultures, Celebrate Nashville and Folk Fest in Centennial Park; international dance workshops in Knoxville and Lexington, KY; The Ravenwood International Food & Music Festival; public libraries in Middle Tennessee; and Middle Tennessee State University's Intercultural and Diversity Affairs Department.

Tantsova Grupa received a Thrive grant from the Metro Nashville Arts Commission this past spring to teach dance workshops, and they will be teaching a few simple dances during their upcoming performance in the Cafe. 

The group features: Laura Bouffard, clarinet; Mary Lou Durham, fiddle; Janet Epstein, recorders; Sam Frazee, guitar; Greg Jones, guitar; Michael Lewandowski, mandolin; Tim Murphy, fiddle; Amberly Rosen, fiddle; Holly Tashion, upright bass;, Bill Wiggins, percussion.

For more information, visit www.nifddance.com or e-mail Janet at Depst98336@aol.com.

Learn more about Nashville International Folk Dancers online. 

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