{March 26th, 2016} Taraf de Akácfa

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The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Information is very pleased to announce an evening of Romanian, Transylvanian, and Balkan Folk Music performed by Taraf de Akácfa.



Saturday, March 26th, 2016
7:30 p.m.
9:30 p.m.
All seats for both performances have been reserved. The standby list is now closed. 


The Museum of Jurassic Technology
9341 Venice Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232


$15 General Admission
$12 Museum members, students, seniors


Taraf de Akácfa is a Budapest-based group that performs a unique interpretation of Romanian, Transylvanian, and Balkan folk music. The group was formed by traveling street musicians who met in Hungary. Over the years, the members traveled to the regions of origin of the music they are passionate about. They have had the opportunity to learn from some of the finest living Roma musicians, including Taraf de Haïdouks and Marcel Ramba. They mix their knowledge and different musical backgrounds to blend traditional styles with new ideas and arrangements. Their repertoire ranges from danceable Macedonian cočeks and complex odd-time Bulgarian melodies to Romanian Gypsy horas and heart-wrenching Transylvanian songs. Taraf de Akácfa is: Lulu Starr (violin), Johannes Olsson (accordion) Valentin Desmarais (double bass), & Isaac Misri (guitar).


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NB Due to the unique restrictions of the space, we may not be able to seat latecomers once the performance has started.

This concert is made possible in part by grants from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.