This Hungarian ensemble is a tamburitza band: it’s built around the tambura, a small string instrument reminiscent of the mandolin. Add wind instruments and accordion, and you have the Söndörgő sound. Growing up amidst a strong Serbian culture in their small town near Budapest, the members of Söndörgő began playing together in high school and became devoted to southern Slavic music traditions, especially those found in Hungary’s Serbian and Croatian settlements that border the Danube. The group researches, arranges, and performs in this little-known Balkan tradition. deriving their repertoire from material gathered by Béla Bartók and Tihamér Vujicsics, as well as pieces learned directly from old masters.

Friday, September 16: Lotus Friday Evening Showcase
Saturday, September 17:  Lotus Saturday Evening Showcase
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Presented in partnership with the IU Institute for European StudiesIU Russian & East European Institute, and IU Inner Asian & Uralic National Resource Center .