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Mierliţa - Fiery Fiddle Music from Romania

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Arts at the Armory Cafe

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Mierlița (mir-LEE-tza) plays traditional Romanian music in the style of the Lautari, a class of wedding musicians that were originally a caste of the Roma people. The captivating sound of muzica lautareasca inspired violinists Jonathan Cannon and Abigale Reisman to travel to Chișinău (KI-shi-nau), where they studied with Marin Bunea, concertmaster of the Moldovan Presidential Orchestra and fifth-generation Lautar. On their return, they recruited guitarist Sasha Kern and bassist Kirsten Lamb, who draw on their jazz backgrounds to play off the traditional swingy Lautari sound.

Mierlița” is Romanian for “little blackbird.” It comes from the name of a famous Romanian song, “Mierlița Cand e Bolnava,” whose melody is featured in the track “Lessons with Birds.”

Mierliţa are Abigale Reisman - violin, Jonathan Cannon - violin
Kirsten Lamb - upright bass & Sasha Kern - guitar

https://mierlita.bandcamp.com/

for more info e-mail journeysinsoundpresents@gmail.com





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