“The spirited music centers on the turbulent but harmonious melodies of ‘troista muzyka’—the traditional trio of violin, flute and tsymbaly.”
– DateLine New York on the Cheres Folk Orchestra
“Dazzling...one feat after another.”
– New York Times on Dancing Crane

In the past few decades, traditional Eastern European and Central Asian folk music and dance have enjoyed a renaissance within the former Soviet and Eastern Bloc states and across the diaspora. Celebrate this resurgence with a rich afternoon of performances by the Cheres Folk Orchestra, representing the Carpathian region of Western Ukraine; the acrobatic Georgian music and dance troupe Dancing Crane; the “Queen of Tajik Dance” Malika Kalontarova; and Albanian vocal star Merita Halili, with an orchestra led by the Republic of Kosova’s Raif Hyseni.


Heritage Sunday

From Tirana to Tashkent


Cheres Folk Orchestra, Dancing Crane, Malika Kalontarova, and Merita Halili & The Raif Hyseni Orchestra

Sunday, August 6 at 1:00 pm Hearst Plaza

Free Show
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Presented in association with the Center for Traditional Music and Dance and the Center for Art, Tradition and Cultural Heritage