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Prazna Flasa

Tamburitza Orchestra
Milwaukee, WI

Tamburitza are a family of fretted stringed instruments ranging in size from smaller than a mandolin to as large as a stringed bass. The members of Prazna Flasa are expert in the virtuoso playing required of tamburitza—lots of fast complicated notes and intricate string work. The combo’s repertoire includes Serbian dance music, folk songs, and traditional life cycle ritual music like wedding songs. In a program, members explain their instruments in addition to performing.

Program Formats

An introductory workshop

A performance

Best for Ages

Upper elementary
Grades 3-5, ages 8-10

Middle school
Grades 6-8, ages 11-13

High school
Grades 9-12, ages 14-18

Adults, ages 18 and up

Mixed audiences of any age


Artist fee:

$600 for 4 hours


lodging, if distant

Program Needs:
sound system (optional)

Willing to travel up to 120 miles. Primarily weekends but flexible.

Past Venues:

  • Holiday Folk Fair International, Milwaukee, WI, 2007-2008
  • Tamburitza Extravaganza, Reno, NV 1998 & 2001/Milwaukee, WI 1996/Omaha, NE 1994
  • Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Washington D.C., 1981

Steve Petrovich
4658 South 43rd Street
Milwaukee, WI  53220
262/255-0604 x 112 (day)
414/325-7378 (evening)

Best to contact after 4 PM if by phone

last updated: 12/22/2011   


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