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Sinovi Tamburitza Orchestra


Sinovi Tamburitza Orchestra, based in Seattle, Washington, performs traditional and popular Croatian music featuring the tamburitza, a stringed instrument native to Croatia and southeastern Europe. Formed in 1981 by five members of the Seattle Junior Tamburitzans, the group is now made up of two generations of tamburitza musicians having performed at Croatian community events, weddings, and picnics and regularly appears at the national "Tamburitza Extravaganza" and at regional festivals and civic events in Washington, Oregon, California and British Columbia. Appropriately named "Sinovi" or "Sons" in Croatian, the group consists of three brothers (George, Tim and Tom Jovanovich) and two father and son sets (George and Tom's sons Jake and Nick) and are joined by vocal/instrumentalist John Morovich.

In addition to traditional dance music, the group specializes in the genre of "Becar" or "Bachelors" music made popular in the early 1920's to 1940's by immigrant musicians in Croatian American colonies across the United States. Members of the band are also expert teachers in tamburitza playing, Croatian folk singing or dancing and teach locally and national folklore workshops and camps


Phone: 253.854.8235


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