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Music at the Frist: Tantsova Grupa

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Tantsova Grupa, Bulgarian for "dance group," is a Nashville-based musical ensemble created in 2009 to accompany the Nashville International Folk Dancers (NIFD). The ensemble performs village dances from Bulgaria, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Turkey, Armenia, Russia, Germany, Hungary, France, and Israel. Tantsova Grupa has performed for NIFD's Autumn Leaves workshops; Celebration of Cultures, Celebrate Nashville and Folk Fest in Centennial Park; international dance workshops in Knoxville and Lexington, KY; The Ravenwood International Food & Music Festival; public libraries in Middle Tennessee; and Middle Tennessee State University's Intercultural and Diversity Affairs Department.

This evening's set list includes tunes from Armenia, Albania, Turkey, Hungary, Brittany, Bulgaria, Romania, Macedonia, Greece, Serbia, Sweden Canada, the United States.

Musicians are Laura Bouffard, clarinet, Mary Lou Durham, fiddle, Janet Epstein, recorders, Sam Frazee, guitar, Greg Jones, guitar, Michael Lewandowski, mandolin, Tim Murphy, fiddle, and Holly Tashian, upright bass,

For more information, visit or e-mail Janet at

Learn more about Nashville International Folk Dancers online. 

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