From: gypsybalkanmusic_at_googlegroups_dot_com on behalf of Gundula Gruen [gundulagruen_at_googlemail_dot_com]
Sent: 11 March 2010 13:15
Subject: 20th March London Gypsy Orchestra

Hello all,


here we go into the final preparations for LGO’s big event on the 20th March… We hope to see you there!


20th March 2010

The London Gypsy Orchestra invites you to

Opa Cupa - A day of colourful day event inspired by Serbia's joy for music and dance


Special Guests: Zivko Forfov Folklore Dance Group

2 – 2.45pm:           Family Dance Workshop

3 – 4pm:               Family Concert

4.30 – 6pm:          Workshops

6pm:           Musical Dinner (Serbian Super Buffet!) with Open Mic (see below)

8pm:           Big Evening Concert


Info:  - 07879462199

Tickets: £3-£10 - 08444 77 1000 or or on the door


Overview: (detailed info:

Family Dance Workshop 2pm: Learn traditional Serbian dances in a lively, joyful workshop. This workshop is suitable for families including all members and ages.  Small children welcome – parents take the responsibility.  This is for beginners

Family Concert 3pm: A lively London Gypsy Orchestra performance. The concert is tailored for families with children; small children welcome. The Zivko Firfov Folklore Group will perform dances from Serbia in original costumes.

Workshops 4.30pm: choose one of the 3:

Dance Workshop: Mixed level workshop (suitable for beginners with no previous experience) for Serbian traditional dances. This workshop is suitable for adults and for children 10 years and older.  For the last section of this workshop, the Music Workshop participants will join and play the music for the dancers. Led by Joan Sach.

Music Workshop: Learn traditional Serbian dance music, mixed level from grade 4 or equivalent, all kinds of instruments welcome. Please email to gundulagruen_at_gmail_dot_com with your booking confirmation if you would like to receive the sheet music to practice beforehand! Please bring a music stand! For the last section of the workshop we will join the Dance Workshop and perform the dances together.  Led by Gundula Gruen.

Percussion Workshop: Have fun with various Balkan rhythms on drums and percussion! Basic technique + exploration of straight and unusual eastern dance rhythms. Bring your own drum if possible – limited no of instruments provided. Led by Tom Wagner.

Musical Dinner 6pm: A delicious Serbian style buffet is offered – a big variety of veggy and meaty dishes, not to forget the deserts J £7. Following last year’s food shortage we commissioned a well-reputed Serbian chef…

Open Mic: This accompanies the Musical Dinner. LGO would like to invite musicians, storytellers, poets, dancers, etc, to perform a piece – inspired by Serbia - on the open mic.  Small PA set up and CD player available.. Performers can register by email to gundulagruen_at_gmail_dot_com, Performers may have either a half price buffet or a free drink from the bar. Please note that performing on the open mic does not give free entrance to any other performances.

Evening Concert 8pm: A full-length full-colour LGO concert, with special guests Zivko Firfov Folklore Group performing a variety of Serbian dances.  Along with their popular repertoire, the LGO will showcase some new pieces from former Yugoslavian regions.








Magic Violin

+44 7879 462199



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