Interested in Slavic heritage and culture? Did you ever travel with, or know someone who participated in, a "junior tammy" - a tamburitza orchestra - as a teenager?
At the Multimedia Services Desk on the third floor, you can now listen to live recordings of tamburitza concerts, as well as traditional folk instruments, by American Balkan Slavic groups ranging from the upper Midwest to Canada.
These recordings were made for the Greater Cleveland Ethnographic Museum in the 1980's on a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Ethnomusicologist Walt Mahovlich, founder of the eastern European music band Harmonia, and folklorist Walter March, used the recordings to make the UNESCO-award-winning album "Nova Domovina: Balkan Slavic Music of the Industrial Midwest."
Michael Schwartz Library